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The Beekeeper's Daughter | [Santa Montefiore]

The Beekeeper's Daughter

England, 1932: Grace Hamblin, the beekeeper's daughter, knows her place and her future, until her father dies. She’s alone, except for one man who she just can't shake from her thoughts…. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. But when he has to go home to England, he promises to come back, if she will wait for him. Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them.
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Publisher's Summary

England, 1932: Grace Hamblin, the beekeeper's daughter, knows her place and her future, until her father dies. She’s alone, except for one man who she just can't shake from her thoughts….

Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. But when he has to go home to England, he promises to come back, if she will wait for him. Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them.

©2014 Santa Montefiore (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Sometimes you finds your destiny on the road you take to avoid it."

"Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart." ( Jojo Moyes)

"A gripping romance... It is as believable as the writing is beautiful" Daily Telegraph on The Summer House

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  • Issy
    10/18/14
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Beekeeper's Daughter to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The range of characters and the way fate stepped in.


    Which character – as performed by Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

    Trixie, I also really liked Big.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved a few times throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book, loved the story and the way it spanned different eras, generations and countries. It all came together brilliantly.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Yomaggs60
    3/10/15
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    "Glad I stuck with it"

    I was ready to return this as I found the early chapters verbally annoying however once I got past this part really enjoyed the story and the narrator

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    5/23/15
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    "I never write reviews but I have to... Stick with this book...."

    I am crying as I write my review, it is beautiful, moving and clever. The beginning tho is dreadful...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ian
    5/5/15
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    "Very lovely"

    I love a story with a happy ending. Looking forward to the next book.
    Very easy to read and enjoy.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ray
    WORTHING, United Kingdom
    5/3/15
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    "pleased I stuck with it"

    nearly gave up after first few chapters, but reading a review comment I stuck with it and subsequently found it an enjoyable listen.
    I thought the narrator was very good, and her accents were well delivered as I'm accustomed to the strains of New England !
    This is a novel of the tangled web we weave in life and how it affects subsequent generations, and indeed how history can repeat itself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzy
    4/29/15
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    "Enjoyable romantic saga"
    If you could sum up The Beekeeper's Daughter in three words, what would they be?

    Indulgent predictable romantic


    What other book might you compare The Beekeeper's Daughter to, and why?

    This book is set mostly in two time periods. It tells the story of Trixie - a girl who falls in love with a rock star in the 1970s and the story of her mother, Grace. In this respect the book is similar to many women's fiction formats, like novels by Kate Morton. Inevitably I end up liking one time period (in this case Grace's story) better than the other. However I thought the two stories came together nicely towards the end as the time jumps by 20 years and the stories of both mother and daughter are brought together.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did an okay job but there were some very silly accents happening at times, especially at the start of the book, which spoilt it a little for me. However once I got into the story I noticed this less and less, so overall this was a really enjoyable book.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't dynamic or fast paced, not much really happens in terms of action and the characters are a little hard to like at times. However it has a lovely quality about it and I found I wanted to know about the characters' lives. I especially liked the story of Grace (Trixie's mother) and finding out what brought her from an English country estate to being married to Freddie and living in America with a daughter. I enjoyed her daughter's story less so (set in the 1970s), but both stories shared themes of love, lost love, hope and sacrifice. At times the story was predictable but I enjoyed the comfort that brought. There were a few gentle plot twists but nothing really shocking. This ambling romantic family saga won't be to everyone's taste, but I thoroughly enjoyed it - even with the silly accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tinkerbell
    4/27/15
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    "Beekeepers"

    The book was excellent ,showing how history repeats it's self great ending narrator good make a a good holiday read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susiesmith
    1/18/15
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    "Enjoyable book."

    I did find this book a bit predictable at times, but overall, not a bad listen. One of the better books I'v come across recently.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Mackinnon
    12/31/14
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    "Good story although predictable in parts"

    I enjoyed the book but the narator's different accents were awful at times. It's a nice story and worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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