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The Music Of Bees

I realized recently how much I enjoy character driven stories. The Music of Bees has three wonderful characters that I adored and haven’t been able to forget. I finished this book well over a week ago and I just can’t put into words that feeling of happiness this book gave me.

Title: The Music Of Bees

Author: Eileen Garvin

Publisher: Dutton Books

Genre: Fiction

Alice is in her forties working a dead end job and grieving from the unexpected loss of her husband. She’s begun having panic attacks whenever she thinks about how her life hasn’t turned out the way she dreamed it would. The only thing keeping her going are her beloved honeybees she raises in her spare time, but even that isn’t helping much these days.

Driving home from work one day she has another panic attack and nearly hits Jake, a trouble paraplegic teenager with tallest mohawk you’ve ever seen! She also happens to be carrying over 120,000 bees in the back of her pick up truck! Charmed by Jake’s interest in the honeybee hives and his toxic home life, Alice surprises herself by inviting Jake to come stay at her farm.

And then there’s Harry to round out this quirky bunch. Harry is twenty four with debilitating social anxiety who is desperate for work. He answers Alice’s ad for part-time farm help and an unexpected friendship forms between the three.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 This book is beautiful. It’s moving. Warm and uplifting. No, a warm hug. It’s about friendship, compassion, starting over, and healing. What do you do when life hasn’t turned out the way you expected?

*Side note . . . I really enjoyed the added bonus that the author is actually a beekeeper. I learned a lot in this book! Save the bees! 🐝

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