This isn’t McCall Smith at his very best. I’d save that accolade for the Number One Ladies Detective Agency series. But it’s good, of course. Setting is important. This book takes place on Cayman, and much is said about the trials of being an expatriate. Almost everyone in Cayman comes from somewhere else.
Our heroine, Clover, falls in love early and stays in love, following her desired one through the years and across continents. Finally, her love is reciprocated. I would have appreciated knowing more about the young man. Why the long delay and sudden change of mind? But McCall Smith likes to write about women…
Grab this book when you need something for a rainy day. It will keep you involved.
2 thoughts on ““The Forever Girl” by Alexander McCall Smith”
What do you like about the detective series? I thought he was a little condescending.
It’s the atmosphere! Makes me want to travel to Africa.