2/25/2015

The Beekeeper's Son Review

My Thoughts:

Wow, a great start to a new series from Kelly Irvin. The Beekeeper's Son had me up until 2:30 am trying to finish it. I just could not put it down. I have neer really thought much about Texas having any Amish districts so the whole concept was new to me. Also, my grand-daddy kept bees so that caught my interest from the beginning. But it was truly the story that pulled me in. Kelly Irvin has written a story that just doesn't stop. The side stories were awesome and I knew from the beginning that what brought the Lantz family to Texas would not be happening. (vague I know, but trying to prevent spoilers) Definitely worthy of 5 stars from this reviewer. 

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 


Book Description

A strange, mystical place allows Deborah and Phineas to see themselves and others with new eyes.
When Deborah Lantz arrives in Bee County, Texas, she expects to find a great oasis of citrus groves and olive trees. Instead, she finds a tiny Amish district struggling to make ends meet on a barren, drought-stricken land.
Deborah longs to go home to the lush, green countryside of Tennessee, but she wants her mother, a widow with six children, to be happy again. Even if that means accepting Stephen as her future stepfather. She can’t believe God created such an ugly place filled with strange animals, twisted, stunted trees, and not a drop of rain for months.
Then she meets the beekeeper’s son. Phineas King’s face is disfigured by scars from an accident that killed his mother and destroyed his trust in God. Through their encounters both begin to realize the beauty in all of God’s creation. Deborah walks through the strange land of figs, Mexican squash, and wild cucumbers to see Phineas, who finds solace in his work keeping the bee hives and harvesting honey for his father. Both are rarely alone, but always lonely. Deborah begins to see Bee County through Phineas’s eyes and Phineas learns to see himself through hers.
About the Author
Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. She has worked in public relations for the City of San Antonio for twenty years. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-five years. They have two young adult children, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.

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