Thursday, November 7, 2019

Books from the Backlog - The Beekeeper's Daughter

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long! 

Goodreads:  The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

Blurb:  A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart… The stunning new novel of love and secrets from the number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore.

Dorset, 1933: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have.

Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him…

Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago…

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I really loved another book by this author and I've had a review copy sitting on my shelf since 2015.


  1. Hopefully you'll enjoy this as much as the other book by the author!

  2. I liked this one too. Can't remember the first book I read by Montefiore but it made me a fan.

  3. I am glad that I am not the only one that has been holding onto review books for that long :) It does sound like a very nice read.

  4. I feel guilty about backlogs too. I just finished one which had been lying around for over a year. Just glad I read and reviewed it.
    This sounds like a very good one too.

  5. I didn't like this book. It was one long boring conversation after another. I skim read most of it. 😜

  6. Sounds interesting. I haven't read Santa Montefiore but I have a couple of her older books I picked up at a book fair waiting to be read, not this one though.