Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Beekeeper's Son Book Review

I have a really interesting book to share with you today called The Beekeeper's Son written by Kelly Irvin that I thought you might like to hear about.

Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation.

Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother’s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him.

So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?

Deborah can’t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas—hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars—she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn’t sent for her.

As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven’t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott’s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both.  
My thoughts:
Well, this book sure did have a lot of goings on at all hours of the day! It's a wonder anyone had time to think, let alone get thru school, which was a real concern for Aaron.
I have to admit being an Army brat growing up, I was so sick of travelling and all the shots I had to get so I wouldn't catch anything, took all the pleasure out of flying for me, so as a young teen and adult I refused to fly or drive anywhere when my parents got the urge to go places. But, I can see both sides now and I wish not more then anything that I could travel the world around and back again.
Isn't it always interesting how we always want what is over the horizon rather than trying to find something good in the place where you are now?
I rooting for all the characters in the book because they all have seen their share of misery and it's time for a little bit of fun and happiness for them all. Take a journey with them on this wonderful book and experience the wonders of what true love can do for you when you let in the right people who come knocking!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series, both published by Harvest House Publishers. Love Still Stands, the first book in the New Hope series, debuted in September 2014, and the follow-up, Love Redeemed, released March 1, 2014. The final book in the series, set in Branson, MO., is A Plain Love Song, slated for release in July 2014.

The Bliss Creek Amish series, set in Kansas, includes To Love and to Cherish, A Heart Made New, and Love's Journey Home.

In the New Hope series, familiar characters from Bliss Creek move to Missouri to start a new district and a new life.

Kelly recently signed a contract with Zondervan Publishing for a three book series, The Amish of Bee County. The first book, The Bee Keeper's Son, will debut Jan. 20, 2015

Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine, set in San Antonio, Texas.

The Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. In addition to attending the ACFW annual conference regularly, she has attended the Glorieta Writers Conference. She also serves as secretary of the ACFW San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers.

A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso, where she was exposed to culture and language that serves as fodder for her fiction writing. She has written hard news, features, entertainment pieces, restaurant critiques, editorials, and weekly columns. Writing awards include the Silver Star Award from the Texas Mental Health Association for articles pertaining to mental health and numerous awards in news, feature, and editorial writing from the Texas Press Association and Texas Press Women.

For 20 years, she has worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, where her duties include writing and designing an employee newsletter, writing news releases, collaborating on marketing campaigns, coordinating ribbon-cuttings and groundbreakings, coordinating press conferences, updating the web site, and acting as a media spokesperson.

Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-six years, and they have two young adult children. A recent addition to the family is their first granddaughter. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories, read books by her favorite authors, and play with the new baby.


Ken Ohl said...

my wife would love to read this don't think she has ever read a period piece. thankyou, ken

Jackie said...

I do like to read time period pieces, and I love to read stories about the amish.
Thank you!

Megan Parsons said...

I have a huge collection of Amish books and love to read them! This book would be awesome to win! Thanks so much for the chance!
makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

Elissa said...

I love historical fiction, and nonfiction!