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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

Critic Reviews

"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

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.

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  • Yomaggs60
  • 03-10-15

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

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  • Zita Steyn
  • 05-11-16

Weak storyline

The performances were good, but the story failed to convince me. I kept thinking: "really?"

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-17

The Beekeepers Daughter

Did enjoy this book. Narrated Penelope Rawlins was good telling the story about a family

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  • sally
  • 08-13-16

Not impressed

What disappointed you about The Beekeeper's Daughter?

The narrators voice grated on my ears and story was slow.

What could Santa Montefiore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Im not sure. I tried to keep listening but gave up after 8 chapters

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Penelope Rawlins?

Not sure

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The title!

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  • Anna
  • 02-08-16

Loved this book!!!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book provided a mixture of emotions; joy, sadness, laughter, empathy...

Any additional comments?

Santa Montefiore never disappoints!

Fantastic narration and, by far, my new favorite!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-16

Fabulous

A lovely voice to listen to and a fabulous story.
The plot was intricate enough you keep you guessing, with not too many characters (for an audio book); so it was easy to follow.
An enchanting story - that left me surprisingly content at the end, suffered a book hangover though only because I didn't want to taint the feeling I was left with. I thoroughly recommend.

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  • Helen
  • 11-21-15

A nice story

I eventually enjoyed this story, as it came to its conclusion, however found it slow to get going, I would recommend that you bear with it as all improves.

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  • Mrs. Barbara M. Rampley
  • 06-14-15

A lovely romance

I loved this .it had intrigue. Hope and much more.just the sort of story to get lost in .looking forward to the next one

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  • Sarah
  • 06-03-15

Twists and turns

I really enjoyed listening to this book, I especially loved the ending was in expected and the twists in between. Defiantly worth a listen.

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  • alison
  • 06-24-15

Holiday Read

An ideal beach book, easy to follow and an unchallenging plot. If you like romance then you'll love it as it has romance in bucket loads, loves lost, won and happy endings. Some of the descriptions are beautifully written though and her characters are all very pleasant.
It was all a little too twee and predicatble for me though, and the romances between Grace & Rufus, and Trixie & Jasper a little too intense given that they hadn't spent much time together.
Would I choose another Santa Montefore, I'm not sure.
The narration was a little irritating in parts too, the accents were a bit corny.