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Love Potion Number 10

Love Potion Number 10

Betsy Woodman
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In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Hamara Nagar is rocked by an espionage scandal. Now that the dust has settled and the town is safe from the threat of being flooded by a planned government dam, all eyes are on Jana and her feisty parrot, now the target of a potential kidnapping—‘birdnapping’—that puts Jana and her household on edge.

Meanwhile, love is in the air and thanks to the appearance of an old flame and the intoxicating elixir Love Potion Number 10, Jana is giddy-headed with the possibilities. She sees love and connection all around her. Everyone in her bustling home, however, from her long-time ayah, Mary, to her 11-year-old errand boy Tilku, think that what’s missing from her life is a husband. A visit from Jana’s friends Lily and Cyrus, accompanied by Cyrus’s recently widowed cousin and business partner Max King, lead to hopes that Max might fit the bill. But the trio’s indulgence and hedonistic lifestyle clash with Jana’s simple existence.

Set in the 1960s, Love Potion is the second book in the series which debuted with Jana’s Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes. With its eclectic cast of loveable characters, gentle wisdom and good cheer, this charming tale of love, adventure and intrigue is sure to lift the most cynical of spirits.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: Oct/2013

ISBN: 9788184004083

Length : 312 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Love Potion Number 10

Betsy Woodman

In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Hamara Nagar is rocked by an espionage scandal. Now that the dust has settled and the town is safe from the threat of being flooded by a planned government dam, all eyes are on Jana and her feisty parrot, now the target of a potential kidnapping—‘birdnapping’—that puts Jana and her household on edge.

Meanwhile, love is in the air and thanks to the appearance of an old flame and the intoxicating elixir Love Potion Number 10, Jana is giddy-headed with the possibilities. She sees love and connection all around her. Everyone in her bustling home, however, from her long-time ayah, Mary, to her 11-year-old errand boy Tilku, think that what’s missing from her life is a husband. A visit from Jana’s friends Lily and Cyrus, accompanied by Cyrus’s recently widowed cousin and business partner Max King, lead to hopes that Max might fit the bill. But the trio’s indulgence and hedonistic lifestyle clash with Jana’s simple existence.

Set in the 1960s, Love Potion is the second book in the series which debuted with Jana’s Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes. With its eclectic cast of loveable characters, gentle wisdom and good cheer, this charming tale of love, adventure and intrigue is sure to lift the most cynical of spirits.

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Betsy Woodman

Betsy Woodman, spent ten childhood years in India, studied in France, Zambia and the United States, and now lives in her native New Hampshire. She has contributed non-fiction pieces and several hundred book reviews to various publications and was a writer and editor for the award-winning documentary series Experiencing War.