Emeralds Included (Hardcover)

By Betsy Woodman

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805093582, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014



Feathers fly and cultures clash as the Jolly Grant House prepares to welcome a special delivery from Scotland

In the third installment of the Jana Bibi series, Betsy Woodman takes us back to the Jolly Grant house for the arrival of Jana's son, Jack, from Scotland, and his Hungarian bride-to-be, Katarina Esterhazy. The whole gang is excited to welcome their international visitors and Jana is determined to repair the house to Jack's high standards and those of her grandfather, from whom she inherited the eccentric building. But this puts a strain on Jana, both emotionally and financially, and she risks her most prized and valuable possession the (surprisingly real ) emeralds she got from the Treasure Emporium to help her through it.

Jana saved the town from a government dam in "Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes" and foiled an international bird-smuggling ring in "Love Potion Number 10," but in "Emeralds Included," Jana faces her biggest challenges yet: preparing for her son's arrival and planning a wedding in the upside-down town of Hamara Nagar

About the Author

Betsy Woodman is the author of Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes and Love Potion Number 10. She 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 nonfiction pieces and several hundred book reviews to various publications, and was a writer and editor for the award-winning documentary series, Experiencing War, produced for the Library of Congress and aired on Public Radio International.