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The Love Detective by Alexandra Potter

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Writers’ block for chic lit author Ruby is a major problem so her agent suggests a holiday. Ruby’s sister Amy is in India and the two go together to a yoga retreat in Goa. Seems Amy has been in love with the instructor for some time and they decide to elope. Ruby chases after them, gets into all sorts of scrapes and is rescued by an American. You can see every move coming in this light tale but the Indian background, markets, colour, clothing and the like is a lovely addition to this sort of read, especially if you are planning a trip out there yourself.

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The Love Detective by Alexandra Potter

People always ask me what kind of books I write and I guess you'd call them love stories, but I also think of them as mysteries. After all, what makes two people fall in love? I've written five novels and I'm still looking for the answers. In a way, I'm a bit of a love detective. Because what's a greater mystery than love? Ruby Miller has lost her faith in love. In an effort to forget her cheating ex and clear her writer's block, she joins her sister for a week's holiday in India...and embarks on an extraordinary adventure. Swept up on a magical mystery tour, amid silks and spices, palaces and weddings, Ruby investigates a hundred different stories of love lost and found. But will a romance of her own remain always out of reach? Or can she find her happy ever after?


This book is something special; it's real, funny and magical, taking you on a whirlwind adventure through India . . . It would make the perfect holiday read at any time of the year. * * Magical, fun and romantic, this feel-good read is guaranteed to lift your January mood. **** * Closer *

About the Author

Alexandra Potter was born in Yorkshire. Having lived in LA, Sydney and London after university, she finally decided to settle where the sun was and lives full-time in Los Angeles. She has worked variously as a features editor and sub-editor for women's glossies in the UK and now writes full-time.

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16th January 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


368 pages


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