Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Beekeeper's Son - A Book Review

It has been two years since Abigail Lantz's  husband died and she decides it is time to move on.  She moves her family to Bee County, Texas to live with her brother and to be near a childhood beau in hopes of a new beginning.  Her daughter Deborah is less than thrilled.  She misses their home in Tennessee, her friends and her beau.  As soon as her mother and younger siblings are settled she is determined to head back home, all she is waiting on is a letter from Aaron.  She soon discovers that the plans she thought she had in Tennessee have fallen through and now she is stuck in Texas and is trying to discover what God's plan is for her life.

Phineas King is a man covered in scars from a horrific accident that also killed his mother when he was eight years old.  He has grown accustomed to the looks of shock and pity from everyone he meets.  He chooses to keep to himself whenever possible and focuses his time on the bees that his family raises.  He is bitter and doesn't think that anyone will ever love him or even want to look at him.  When Deborah meets Phineas her first reaction is shock, but she looks past his scars and sees the man inside.  She tries her best to try to get to know him, but Phineas is intent on pushing her away.  Can they both put aside their disappointments and past hurts to find the joy that God has in store for their future?

I really loved this book!  The author Kelly Irvin has a great writing style that pulled me right into the story!  My heart broke for Phineas at the pain he has felt in his lifetime.  I enjoyed Deborah's boldness and spirited personality.  The story of Phineas and Deborah was great, but I also enjoyed the other character's and their stories.  I would love to read more about Abigail and the new life she is beginning and I hope the author decides to write another book and expand more on her!

***This book was provided to me through the booklook bloggers program in exchange for my review.

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