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 was terribly sad for this book to end. To say I had my heart spoken to and cared for is an understatement. I'm looking forward to other books by Sue Monk Kidd - she is a wonderful author.
I loved the story and this historic trio. thecgem howver, was discovering somewhere in the last few chapters that life is less about what you have done or had done to you and more about hiw you choose to be.
This is a story that teaches a person as He or She reads this beautifully written story. I felt like I was right there with Lilly and oh how I loved and felt so connected to all the characters in this story. It's a must read. I wish it would continue to tell us how Liilly's life goes on. How lucky she was to find love, unconditional Love.....isn't that what all of us crave?
Wonderful narration of a story painted with well crafted skill! I will be searching out more books by Sue Monk Kidd. Jenna Lamia was the perfect choice for the narrator....
story is so well written and told through the eyes and mind of a young girl makes it extra heartfelt.
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