Jul 26 2018

Mini Review for The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 13 Comments

Mini Review for The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona ValpyThe Beekeeper's Promise by Fiona Valpy
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Historical, Women’s Fiction
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer—and her life.

In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane…

When she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for France’s liberty. But with no end to the war in sight, her loyalty to Mathieu is severely tested.

From the bestselling author of Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.




The Beekeeper’s Daughter takes us through two young women’s lives. Abi Howes is looking for the and space to get over a bad breakup, while Elaine Martin joins the Resisitance after her love is taking off to war.

The telling of this story is done in two separate timelines and it worked so well, laying out what was going one around these two very different, in very different times, the present and the past. World Was II was a frightening time for those fighting and those left behind.

These two young women might have come from two different eras of time, but they both so strong, independent and likable and easy to relate to. I think my favorite though was Elaine what a brave young woman. I am also fascinated by the era of time, so Elaine was so intriguing to me. While I enjoyed Abi and her love for the past.

Valpy did such a wonderful job with the imagery of the past, and the present, so getting swept in it all was quite easy and before I knew I was at the last page, wanting more. The Beekeeper’s Daughter was a beautifu, and such strength and devotion, making this one awe inspiring read. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this.




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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

13 Responses to “Mini Review for The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy”

  1. Anne @ The Reading Life

    I’m really glad that you liked the book! Although I don’t read much historical fiction myself, I personally am still a fan of history (and it is my best subject at school).

  2. Angela

    I love historical fiction and dual timeline stories, and the France setting makes me want to read it even more! Great review!

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