Are you a fan of Alexander McCall Smith's books with their quirky, but lovable characters? If so, you may like a new series by Betsy Woodman that we've just added to our collection. There are, at present, two books in the "Jana Bibi Adventure" series: Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes and Love Potion Number 10 [F WOO].
In the first book, Scottish woman, Janet Laird, inherits property in India. She heads there becoming known as "Jana Bibi" to the locals. Jana fully involves herself in the community when they try to save their little town from an Indian government dam project. In the second book, as you probably can surmise from the title, the story has Jana imbibing in a bit of love potion.
Author Betsy Woodman currently lives in New Hampshire! You can follow her on her blog and look for her appearances at bookstores and libraries around the region.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [DVD BES], starring Maggie Smith, also has a similar feel with its British characters who travel to India and become absorbed by the local flavors, colors, and characters they encounter.