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Emeralds Included: A Jana Bibi Adventure

Betsy Woodman

2014, 272 pages


Jana Bibi is a Scotswoman who lives in India in the Jolly Grant house, an eccentric building that her grandfather left her.  She has a household of unusual servants and creatures who found her rather than the other way around. This includes Mr. Ganguly, a ringnecked green parrot who helps Jana with her fortune-telling. Jana’s son and his fiancé are coming from Scotland to visit, and Jana must rush to have repairs done to her residence in time for their arrival.  Jana is not sure how she will be able to finance all the repairs with her meager income.  Will she need to sell her precious emeralds? Find out what happens in this charming tale full of interesting townspeople.  Jana Bibi is a wonderful, sympathetic character – you’ll want to get to know her better.

Author Betsy Woodman spent 10 of her childhood years in India and now resides here in her native New Hampshire.

If you liked the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie you will like the Jana Bibi books – there are three in the series, and this is the latest book.

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