When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother", Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina - a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There, they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household.
This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love - a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
©2003 Sue Monk Kidd; (P)2008 Penguin
Listening to this book brought me such joy. The choosen narrator was superb...her inflections and tone really made the book come alive. A book that made me laugh and cry and I loved every minute of it. I'm sad it's over.
This is one of the best Audible books, story and narration, that I have listened to. I could barely bear to stop listening. This author writes beautifully and her words are like poetry. I can't wait to watch the movie! Highly recommend this book!'n
I would listen again. The narrator was perfect for the age of young Lily and all the characters were so richly described. I had difficulty turning it off.
She seemed perfect for the age of Lily, the storyteller.
The book had emotional highs and lows. Many humorous times and certainly sad at others.
Jenna 's perfect narration and perfect Southern voice to me back to when I was her age is the early 60's. I felt like she was my best friend telling me her life. This story has drama, humor, sadness, happiness, with a sense of suspense running through out the story line. RECOMMEND
Not really Ron! Female, mid 40's. Need a good audio book really helps me get things done around the house. My family is annoyed!
I'm hooked on listening to books narrated by Jenna Lamia. I was searching for another after "The Help." The Secret Life Of Bees is practically poetry. Wonderful story with perfect narration.
Friendship, love, hope.
The Color Purple--different circumstances, but sharing the same theme about the value of compassion and friendship among women.
Can't choose from among so many fine moments. This book is rich with striking scenes.
Same problem--so many!
This is a keeper. I could listen to this narration over and over. The story is exceptional and the narrator was perfection.
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