Zia McNeal’s New Novel Examines Wants of Heart vs. Head

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"Number Eleven" follows young man’s journey to India to find wife in three weeks

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Author Zia McNeal’s parents met in 1966 in Bombay, India. They were engaged after knowing each other for 10 days and were married for over 48 years before her father passed away. McNeal draws inspiration from her parent’s romance in her new novel, “Number Eleven: A Love Story in 1960’s Bombay” (published by Archway Publishing), which follows a young man racing the clock to find love in India.

Amir was born in Bombay but moved to the U.S. for college. Now he is returning to Bombay, where he hopes to find a bride. There’s just one problem: he only has three weeks to find her.

Nazeera, a recent college graduate, is looking for a decent guy to marry. Despite several of her friends having arranged marriages, her parents are letting her choose her own husband. Nazeera thought she found the perfect suitor, but becomes conflicted when she meets Amir, who loves her for her confidence.

Number Eleven” follows Amir and Nazeera, as they struggle to decide if they’re the right match or not. Amir loves Nazeera for her personality and confidence, but is that enough to set himself apart from her other suitor, a man with wealth and charm who lives in her own country?

“Number Eleven”
By Zia McNeal
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781480815056
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781480815070
E-Book | 348 pages | ISBN 9781480815063
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Zia McNeal is a first generation Indian-American. She enjoys baking, volunteering in the community and collecting elephants. She is currently working on another Indian-inspired novel as well as a pirate adventure book, co-authored by her son. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son. She invites readers to visit her at ziamcneal, where her book is also available for purchase.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing or call 888-242-5904.

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