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
I watched the movie first and really enjoyed it, but the book is always better!!! I love this story. Fantastic writing!!!
This audio book is delightful and inspiring. I enjoyed the gentle rhythm of the book. This is a presentation of powerful women who live a life of integrity and wisdom.
This audiobook has it all- an interesting story, exceptional writing, and perfect narration that pulls you in to the story and won't let you go!
Another great work by Sue Monk Kidd with EXCELLENT narration by Jenna Lamia.
I stayed awake until 3:30 am to continue listening.
After first listening to The Invention of Wings, also with narration by Jenna Lamia, I was almost afraid to begin The Secret Life of Bees. I was afraid I would be disappointed.
I only wish that I had found these books, and this author, much sooner.
Narration was the best I've ever heard. Absolutely loved it! You should listen, too! :)
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.
jenna lamia is one of my favorite narrators, and a perfect choice to perform this book. love them both. highly recommended!
Yes. Im sure I will. It was a beautiful Story.
When June breaks down crying after the break up.
She was awesome. I cant think of anyone that couldve done better!!!
More than likely June. She reminds me a lot of myself!
Great read!!! I loved the movie but the book was so much better. More detail and everything!!! PERFECTION!!!
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