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.

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 Daughter

The Beekeeper s Daughter
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1471195805
ISBN 13: 9781471195808
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.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Author: Christy Lefteri
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 0593128168
ISBN 13: 9780593128169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper of Aleppo Book Review:

This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. “A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz WINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain. Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. 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 even the bravest souls. Above all, they must make the difficult journey back to each other, a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement. Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten. Praise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo “This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power.”—Esther Freud, author of Mr. Mac and Me “This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style, and its onward and lively urge for resolution.”—Daljit Nagra, author of British Museum “This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant, but very importantly it is accessible. I’m recommending this book to everyone I care about.”—Benjamin Zephaniah, author of Refugee Boy

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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The French for Always

The French for Always
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-04-25
ISBN 10: 9781909490307
ISBN 13: 190949030X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The French for Always Book Review:

Five weddings. The perfect venue. One little hitch... Leaving the grey skies of home behind to transform a crumbling French Chateau into a boutique wedding venue is a huge leap of faith for Sara. She and fiance Gavin sink their life savings into the beautiful Chateau Bellevue - set under blue skies and surrounded by vineyards in the heart of Bordeaux. After months' of hard work, the dream starts to become a reality - until Gavin walks out halfway through their first season. Overnight, Sara is left very much alone with the prospect of losing everything. With her own heart breaking, Sara has five weddings before the end of the season to turn the business around and rescue her dreams. With the help of the locals and a little courage, can she save Chateau Bellevue before the summer is over?

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 s Ball

The Beekeeper s Ball
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1460398971
ISBN 13: 9781460398975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Ball Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land's bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.

The Beekeeper s Secret

The Beekeeper s Secret
Author: Josephine Moon
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 1925575527
ISBN 13: 9781925575521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beekeeper s Secret Book Review:

Maria knew about guilt. It was a stubborn, pervasive and toxic emotion, and incredibly difficult to shake. Especially if really, deep down, you didn't think you deserved to let it go. Maria spends her days tending to the bees of Honeybee Haven and creating wonderful honey products to fund children in need. A former nun, Maria's life has long been shaped by a shadowy secret and her own self-imposed penance for events in her past. The arrival of two letters, one pink, from nearby Noosa Heads, and one marked with a government crest, herald the shattering of Maria's peaceful existence. Before they were married, Tansy made a very serious deal with her husband, Dougall. With their elegant apartment and beachside lifestyle in Noosa, they have everything they agreed they wanted in life, so Tansy is going to ignore the feelings that might suggest she has changed her mind. On top of those not-really-there feelings, Dougall wants to move to Canada! Surprising and intriguing, The Beekeeper's Secret is an exploration of family in all its facets, and the astounding secrets we keep from those we love.

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
Author: Summary Express
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781080542444
ISBN 13: 1080542442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of Thoughts Book Review:

Diary of Thoughts: The Beekeeper's Promise by Fiona Valpy - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

I Can Make This Promise

I Can Make This Promise
Author: Christine Day
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0062872036
ISBN 13: 9780062872036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Can Make This Promise Book Review:

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity. All her life, Edie has known that her mom was adopted by a white couple. So, no matter how curious she might be about her Native American heritage, Edie is sure her family doesn’t have any answers. Until the day when she and her friends discover a box hidden in the attic—a box full of letters signed “Love, Edith,” and photos of a woman who looks just like her. Suddenly, Edie has a flurry of new questions about this woman who shares her name. Could she belong to the Native family that Edie never knew about? But if her mom and dad have kept this secret from her all her life, how can she trust them to tell her the truth now?

The Secrets Between Us

The Secrets Between Us
Author: Laura Madeleine
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 1473542944
ISBN 13: 9781473542945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets Between Us Book Review:

A gripping mystery with a heart-breaking revelation, The Secrets Between Us is a sublimely satisfying story of lost love, betrayal and the dangers of war. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton's The Lake House and Dinah Jeffries' Before the Rains. High in the mountains in the South of France, eighteen-year-old Ceci Corvin is trying hard to carry on as normal. But in 1943, there is no such thing as normal; especially not for a young woman in love with the wrong person. Scandal, it would seem, can be more dangerous than war. Fifty years later, Annie is looking for her long-lost grandmother. Armed with nothing more than a sheaf of papers, she travels from England to Paris in pursuit of the truth. But as she traces her grandmother’s story, Annie uncovers something she wasn’t expecting, something that changes everything she knew about her family – and everything she thought she knew about herself... * Laura Madeleine's writing is... ‘Sublimely satisfying’ Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House ‘Mouth-watering and mysterious’ Leah Fleming, author of The Glovemaker's Daughter ‘Delightful and delicious’ Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop

The Skylark s Secret

The Skylark s Secret
Author: Fiona Valpy
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781542005159
ISBN 13: 1542005159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skylark s Secret Book Review:

Loch Ewe, 1940. When gamekeeper's daughter Flora's remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy's Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird's son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed. Decades later, Flora's daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home. Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her mother--and the hostile-seeming village itself--have long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew. As she pieces together the fragments of her parents' story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name. It's too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that's lost, and finally find her place in the world?

The Beekeeper s Apprentice

The Beekeeper s Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 1250055717
ISBN 13: 9781250055712
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).

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping
Author: David Cramp
Publsiher: Spring Hill
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN 10: 1848034857
ISBN 13: 9781848034853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping Book Review:

A fascinating hobby; a remunerative business; or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all.Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also offer you a globe trotting career. The whole subject is, however, often shrouded in mystery and loaded with jargon, leaving many people unaware of its true potential or how to start. This book strips away all the mystery and explains step by step how - from day one - you can start beekeeping as a hobby; how you can progress to running a beekeeping business; or how you can start a career as a beekeeper which can quite easily take you all over the world. No other guide explains in such detail the true potential and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.

Heresy

Heresy
Author: S. J. Parris
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0007317670
ISBN 13: 9780007317677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heresy Book Review:

Condemned for his heretical belief that the Earth orbits the sun, scientist and occult researcher Giordano Bruno is unexpectedly recruited by Elizabeth I, who dispatches him to Oxford University to investigate a Catholic plot against the crown.

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781338565546
ISBN 13: 1338565540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"Bumble bees are rather charming, buzzing from flower to flower with their furry black and yellow bodies. Depending on where you live, the bees you see might be escapees from a greenhouse or "bumble bee factory." They might even be descendants of stowaways on Viking ships. Thanks to humans, bumble bees are world travelers, spreading to countries that never hosted bumble bees before. For centuries these insects pollinated our crops. But are they pushing out native pollinators? Why are some species of bumble bees flourishing whereas others are floundering, to the point of possibly disappearing forever? Dana Church's narrative nonfiction explores these questions and tells the tale of bumble bees' history with humans. She highlights the interconnectedness of the two species, and touches on the topics of endangerment and extinction, the impact on human agriculture, bumble bee habitats and ecology, and the current crisis of bee protection. With a call to action for young people to become knowledgeable about our natural world and involved in its preservation, it's a hopeful and accessible guide to our history with these teddy bears of the insect world"--

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN 10: 0553418793
ISBN 13: 9780553418798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Paris Bookshop Book Review:

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The End is Where We Begin

The End is Where We Begin
Author: Maria Goodin
Publsiher: Legend Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN 10: 1789559448
ISBN 13: 9781789559446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End is Where We Begin Book Review:

'I very much enjoyed this moving and absorbing book. In her compassionate depiction of one man’s struggle to live with the aftermath of trauma and loss, Maria Goodin weaves together a compelling cast of characters, drawing the reader into Jay’s quest to seek the forgiveness of others - and be able to forgive himself.'Fiona Valpy, best-selling author of The Dressmaker's Gift and The Beekeeper's Promise. Jay Lewis is a troubled soul. A single father, just trying to keep everything together, he knows he sabotages any real chance of happiness. Tormented by nightmares and flashbacks, he can’t forget the events from one fateful night that steered the course of the rest of his life. Struggling against the crushing weight of guilt, Jay knows there are wrongs he needs to put right. Determined to get closure, he seeks out old friends and a past love. But in his quest for a more peaceful future, is he ready to face the trauma of his past? Praise for Nutmeg: 'A delicious confection. A tender fable about love and the power of the imagination to both sustain and heal us' Laura Harrington 'A beautifully quirky gem of a novel' Laissez Faire '...a heartwarming story about love and the reasons why it's sometimes easier and kinder to tell lies rather than the truth... simply enchanting' Bookish Magpie '[A] quirky and touching tale' Woman's Weekly

The Winemaker s Wife

The Winemaker s Wife
Author: Kristin Harmel
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1982112301
ISBN 13: 9781982112301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winemaker s Wife Book Review:

The author of the “engrossing” (People) international bestseller The Room on Rue Amélie returns with a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, the French-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater—rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate. When Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love—and the vineyard that ties them together. New York, 2019: Recently divorced, Liv Kent is at rock bottom when her feisty, eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive—and a tragic, decades-old story to share. When past and present finally collide, Liv finds herself on a road to salvation that leads right to the caves of the Maison Chauveau.