Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review: The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Simon & Schuster, via Edelweiss, 
for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

The Beekeeper's Daughter cover


From the #1 internationally bestselling author, her first book set in America, the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago.

England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquess and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper’s daughter, she knows her place and what the future holds—that is until her father dies. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father’s duties. But there is another man who she just can’t shake from her thoughts…

Massachusetts, 1973: Grace’s daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable young man. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might hit it big. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Grace thinks that Trixie is surely abandoned and tries to support her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother’s advice and comfort. She is confident that Jasper’s love for her was real…


This book goes back and forth in time, weaving a story of love, lost, and secrets, that like dominoes, come back to haunt descendants, on 2 continents. It is the perfect story for Spring- full of Summer love, beaches, rock n roll, and young love. It is also the tale of a mother and daughter coming to terms with their new relationship of adult to adult, and learning to trust one another with truths previously held secret. If you love romantic fiction, this is a book you can not miss! 

About the Author:

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at

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