Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bees in the Butterfly Garden - A Book Review

Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue's finest, Meg Davenport has all she's ever needed . . . but none of the things she's wanted most, like family, or dreams of a future that includes anything other than finding a suitable match. So when her distant father dies, she seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases. Especially when she learns that John Davenport wasn't the wealthy businessman she thought, but one of the Gilded Age's most talented thieves.Poised to lead those loyal to Meg's father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. Yet Meg is determined, and her connections to one of New York's wealthiest families could help Ian pull off his biggest heist yet. But are they both in over their heads? And in trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?

Isn't the cover of this book just beautiful?  The cover is actually what drew me to the book in the first place.  All it took was one chapter for me to realize that there was more to this book than a pretty cover.  It had my interested from the first chapter to the last and there were a few times that I was sitting at the edge of my seat.  Meg is such an interesting character and her determination to not be the fine young lady her father desired her to be and instead be a daughter just like him is refreshingly entertaining.   Ian wants to protect Meg and honor her father's wishes by keeping her away from the life of thievery that he led, but Meg has other plans.  Ian finally realizes the only way to keep her safe is to do things her way and they become partners in crime.  The faith of the family they have their sites set on put a whole new twist on things and Meg and Ian both find something they never intended on finding....grace, mercy and forgiveness.  

Such a good book!  I'm loaning it out to my mom and then I think I'll read it again.  Yes, it's that good!

***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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