The Beekeeper s Promise

The Beekeeper s Promise
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781542047036
ISBN 13: 154204703X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Promise Book Review:

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman's story, a story that could change the course of her summer--and her life. In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France's eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane... When she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for France's liberty. But with no end to the war in sight, her loyalty to Mathieu is severely tested. From the bestselling author of Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.

The Last Beekeeper

The Last Beekeeper
Author: Siya Turabi
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN 10: 0008516049
ISBN 13: 9780008516048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Beekeeper Book Review:

‘Reminds me of Khaled Hosseini, poignant and heartwarming... Simply a beautiful story that had me reading until 3:30 in the morning’ Sarah, NetGalley

The Beekeepers How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees Scholastic Focus

The Beekeepers  How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees  Scholastic Focus
Author: Dana L. Church
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1338565567
ISBN 13: 9781338565560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeepers How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees Scholastic Focus Book Review:

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future. Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?Bumble bees are a vital part of our lives and Earth's ecosystems, so much so that we've commercialized their breeding and shipped them across states, countries, and ecosystems for our benefit. However, all of that human interference has consequences. Bumble bees are pushing out native species and altering ecosystems worldwide. Pesticide use has led to the spread of disease in local colonies. And some species may be disappearing entirely.The Beekeepers is an expertly researched overview of bumble bees -- from hive hierarchies to how their brains work -- and the passionate humans and scientists who are fighting for their survival. With a thoughtful and accessible voice, researcher Dana Church introduces readers to the fascinating world of bumble bees, how and why some are thriving while others are floundering, and how both experts and regular citizens are working to ensure their future. Equal parts endearing, frustrating, and hopeful, this scientific narrative is essential for readers looking to understand and make an impact on our changing world.

The Beekeeper s Apprentice

The Beekeeper s Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429936507
ISBN 13: 1429936509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Apprentice Book Review:

The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King. An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (The Boston Globe).

The Beekeeper s Secret

The Beekeeper s Secret
Author: Josephine Moon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN 10: 9781760296230
ISBN 13: 1760296236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Secret Book Review:

Maria Lindsey has secrets to hide. Living on top of a secluded mountain is a good way to hide from the world... until her past begins to track her down. The surprising and intriguing new novel about the astounding secrets we keep from those we love from the bestselling author of The Tea Chest.

Sea of Memories

Sea of Memories
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 9781542046657
ISBN 13: 1542046653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Memories Book Review:

When Kendra first visits her ailing grandmother, Ella has only one request: that Kendra write her story down, before she forgets... In 1937, seventeen-year-old Ella's life changes forever when she is sent to spend the summer on the beautiful �le de R� and meets the charismatic, creative Christophe. They spend the summer together, exploring the island's sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, and, for the first time in her life, Ella feels truly free. But the outbreak of war casts everything in a new light. Ella is forced to return to Scotland, where she volunteers for the war effort alongside the dashing Angus. In this new world, Ella feels herself drifting further and further from who she was on the �le de R�. Can she ever find her way back? And does she want to? From the windswept �le de R� to the rugged hills of Scotland, Sea of Memories is a spellbinding journey about the power of memory, love and second chances.

The Beekeeper s Ball

The Beekeeper s Ball
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 0778316998
ISBN 13: 9780778316992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Ball Book Review:

While transforming Bella Vista, her childhood home, into a destination cooking school, chef Isabel Johansen finds her plans interrupted by war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill who has arrived to dig up old history.

The Dressmaker s Gift

The Dressmaker s Gift
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9781542005135
ISBN 13: 1542005132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All the Little Hopes

All the Little Hopes
Author: Leah Weiss
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 1728232759
ISBN 13: 9781728232751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Little Hopes Book Review:

A Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II. Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's been the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is precocious and itching for adventure. Then Allie Bert Tucker wanders into town, an outcast with a puzzling past, and Lucy figures the two of them can solve any curious crime they find—just like her hero, Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, and an eccentric gives the girls a mystery to solve that takes them beyond the ordinary. Their quiet town, seasoned with honeybees and sweet tea, becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp. More men go missing. And together, the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is. Lush with Southern atmosphere, All The Little Hopes is the story of two girls growing up as war creeps closer, blurring the difference between what's right, what's wrong, and what we know to be true.

Small Favors

Small Favors
Author: Erin A. Craig
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0593306740
ISBN 13: 9780593306741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Favors Book Review:

In the secluded town of Amity Falls, Ellerie has the chance to have her secret wishes come true, but there is a price to pay in this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

The Music of Bees

The Music of Bees
Author: Eileen Garvin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0593183940
ISBN 13: 9780593183946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Music of Bees Book Review:

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER! A Good Morning America BUZZ PICK | A Good Housekeeping Book Club Pick | IndieNext Pick | LibraryReads Pick | Recommended by People ∙ The Washington Post ∙ Woman's World ∙ NY Post ∙ BookRiot ∙ Bookish ∙ Christian Science Monitor ∙ Nerd Daily ∙ The Tempest ∙ Midwestness ∙ The Coil ∙ Read It Forward ∙ and more! “An exquisite debut that combines a moving tale of friendship with a fascinating primer on bees.”--People “This heartwarming, uplifting story will make you want to call your own friends, not to mention grab some honey.”--Good Housekeeping Three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life's curveballs, are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing--and maybe even a second chance--just when they least expect it. Forty-four-year-old Alice Holtzman is stuck in a dead-end job, bereft of family, and now reeling from the unexpected death of her husband. Alice has begun having panic attacks whenever she thinks about how her life hasn't turned out the way she dreamed. Even the beloved honeybees she raises in her spare time aren't helping her feel better these days. In the grip of a panic attack, she nearly collides with Jake--a troubled, paraplegic teenager with the tallest mohawk in Hood River County--while carrying 120,000 honeybees in the back of her pickup truck. Charmed by Jake's sincere interest in her bees and seeking to rescue him from his toxic home life, Alice surprises herself by inviting Jake to her farm. And then there's Harry, a twenty-four-year-old with debilitating social anxiety who is desperate for work. When he applies to Alice's ad for part-time farm help, he's shocked to find himself hired. As an unexpected friendship blossoms among Alice, Jake, and Harry, a nefarious pesticide company moves to town, threatening the local honeybee population and illuminating deep-seated corruption in the community. The unlikely trio must unite for the sake of the bees--and in the process, they just might forge a new future for themselves. Beautifully moving, warm, and uplifting, The Music of Bees is about the power of friendship, compassion in the face of loss, and finding the courage to start over (at any age) when things don't turn out the way you expect. “A hopeful, uplifting story about the power of chosen family and newfound home and beginning again . . . but it’s the bees, with all their wonder and intricacy and intrigue, that make this story sing.” --Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is "Eileen Garvin's debut novel is uplifting, funny, bold, and inspirational. The Music of Bees sings!" --Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

The French for Love

The French for Love
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781909490093
ISBN 13: 1909490091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The French for Love Book Review:

Like a glass of wine in the French afternoon sunshine - The French for Love is the perfect summer escape. Fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews, Kate Forster or Erica James - and everyone who enjoyed Nick Alexander's The French House - will love Fiona Valpy. Gina has lost her perfect job, her boyfriend and her favourite aunt all within the space of a few months. So when she inherits her aunt's ramshackle French house, Gina decides to pack her bags for the Bordeaux countryside - swapping the miserable English weather for blue skies, sunshine, great wine and a fresh start. What she hasn't factored in is a hole in the roof, the most embarrassing language faux pas, and discovering family secrets that she was never supposed to know. Suddenly feeling a long way from home, Gina will have to rely on new found friends, her own hard work and Cedric - her charming, mysterious and tres handsome new stonemason. But whilst desire needs no translation, love is a different matter. Can Gina overcome the language barrier to make her French dream come true?

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Author: Christy Lefteri
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0593128176
ISBN 13: 9780593128176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper of Aleppo Book Review:

"Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo brings home the idea that the most ordinary of lives can be completely upended in unimaginable ways"--

Still Lives

Still Lives
Author: Maria Hummel
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1619021765
ISBN 13: 9781619021761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Lives Book Review:

Twelve shocking paintings. Eleven famous murders. One missing artist . . . and one woman driven to find her—this Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection is a “stunning achievement” (Los Angeles Times). Kim Lord is an avant–garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self–portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women―the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others―and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women. As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances. Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala. Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls on the up–and–coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie’s ex. A rogue’s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord’s disappearance, she’ll come to suspect all of those closest to her. Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, Still Lives is a page–turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets. “It’s a thrilling mystery that will leave you wondering which characters you can and can’t trust . . . There’s a twist at the end that still keeps us up at night, it's THAT good.” —Reese Witherspoon (A Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection)

The Beekeeper s Daughter

The Beekeeper s Daughter
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1471195813
ISBN 13: 9781471195815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Daughter Book Review:

From the #1 internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore—a family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, and a story that will stay in your heart. England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The beekeeper’s daughter, she knows her place and her future—until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father’s duties. But there is another man she just can’t shake from her thoughts… Massachusetts, 1973: Grace’s beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might hit it big. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Grace tries to support her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother’s comfort in the confidence that Jasper’s feelings for her are real… Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.

How Bees Make Honey

How Bees Make Honey
Author: Emily C. Dawson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781607530121
ISBN 13: 1607530120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Bees Make Honey Book Review:

"Describes the process of honey-making from gathering nectar to beekeepers harvesting honey and people eating it. Includes comprehension activity"--Provided by publisher.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Beth Wiseman
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1401685994
ISBN 13: 9781401685997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger. Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it. Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive. Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love? “Takes readers to a place where promises mean something very different than expected, and where her protagonist realizes that the life that needs saving is her own. . . . Wiseman draws readers into a world of deception, danger, and defiance. Readers will feel the anguish of Mallory’s loved ones as they pray for her to make it home.” —Booklist

Bees Make the Best Pets

Bees Make the Best Pets
Author: Jack Mingo
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1573246255
ISBN 13: 9781573246255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bees Make the Best Pets Book Review:

Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo, who set up his first backyard hive in 2004, offers his humorous and unique observations of the world of the mystical, matriarchal, gentle, sweet bee in Bees Make the Best Pets. Full of fun facts, Mingo shares a potpourri of bee and bee-keeping trivia; practical tips and legend and lore. And here are just some of the reasons bees make the best pets: • They don’t bark and whine all night if you leave them in the backyard. In fact, they rather prefer it. • Bees don’t demand petting, attention, or a food dish. They find their own food. • Bees greet you with honey for your toast and beeswax for your candles, not dead mice. • You will never be tempted to succumb to your worst self, dress your bees in funny costumes, and humiliate them on YouTube. • When bees pay attention to your plants, it's not to dig them up. They actually help them blossom, bear fruit, and thrive. • Bees don’t track mud, poison ivy, or fleas into your house. • Bees don’t have kittens.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Author: Lisa See
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-10-17
ISBN 10: 1408821621
ISBN 13: 9781408821626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Book Review:

Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footbinding, learn nu shu, the famed secret women's writing, and make a very special friend, Snow Flower. But a bitter reversal of fortune is about to change everything.

Little Broken Things

Little Broken Things
Author: Nicole Baart
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1982145080
ISBN 13: 9781982145088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Broken Things Book Review:

“If you liked Big Little Lies, you’ll want to crack open [Little Broken Things].” —Southern Living An unforgettable and moving novel about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed façade crumbles with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl. I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and the occasional email. But when a haunted-looking Nora shows up just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever. Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering and wide-eyed. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe and disappears, leaving Quinn as the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy. “Steeped in menace…a race-to-the-finish family drama” (People), Little Broken Things explores life and death, family and freedom, and the lengths one woman will go to protect the ones she loves.