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The Beekeeper's Promise

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Chteau Bellevue. The old chteau echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable womans story, a story that could change the course of her summerand her life.In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Chteau 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 Frances eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for ElianeWhen she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for Frances 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 resi...

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ISBN : 9781543686234
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 392 pages
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The Beekeeper's Promise Reviews

  • Ellen

    Do not miss reading this novel, alternating between the two main characters, Abi in 2017 and Eliane starting in 1938. This sentence defines the spirit of these characters, “the strength of human resistance in the face of fear and abuse”. Abi faces her own demons, and as her story unfolds, the reader begins to understand her. Eliane faces the most challenging of times, as the German occupation in the Bordeaux region of France will have her fighting to protect her family, while facing down the ene ...more

  • Constantine

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    I liked this book but I think it is somehow overrated on Goodreads. The book follows the stories of Eliane from World War II and Abi in 2017. They have no connection except that they both show some kind of courage and resistance to the circumstances they live in. The plot was good but I felt it was very predictable and the characters were not fully fleshed out.

    Eliane's story had more substance to it than Abi's. Abi's resistance is basically was against her husband Zac who physical
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  • Sue Ross

    Where do I start?! The Beekeeper’s Promise is an absolute gem! From the Foreword with the beautiful prose about the Bee, I knew that I was going to be in for a treat. This is a book that gives and takes in equal measure. From heartbreak to hope and beyond, this story left me emotional and yet inspired. The beautiful writing took me back to 1938 and onwards, where a young couple in love are torn apart by War. Their lives and paths to the future are changed by the destruction of War and life will ...more

  • Jenea Whittington



    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
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  • Gail Atkins

    Another great book by an author who knows how to bring her characters alive!!

    The descriptions of France both now and during WW2 were amazing. There are so many strong believable characters throughout the book and each have their rightful position.

    A story of survival, determination as well as the struggle to find and keep your own identity.

    A book that is full of passion and has left me wanting to read more from this author.

  • Helen (TBC)



    Moving between the stories of Abi in Modern day France and Eliane during the Occupation of WW2 this is a beautifully written novel, superbly crafted to bring both women's stories of hardship, courage and resilience to life.

    The descriptions are vivid, both of the beautiful surroundings and of the everyday life around the chateaux, the fear and tension of the occupation is palpable and the gentle care of the bee colonies is woven wonderfully into the story. Abi's modern day story is harrowing and
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  • Jo

    This is my first book by this author and I have to say it's one of the best books I have read this year so far. Set in France it follows 2 storylines, one from the modern day and one during the out break of WW2 - all based in the same location. I don't want to give the plot away as you should all read it for yourselves but the characters are so well drawn and the situations the main characters find themselves are brought to life so vividly. Although a very dark period in history this wasn't a gl ...more

  • Kathryn

    This is an engaging tale of two unique stories one in the present and one encompassing the time preceding and including World War II during the occupation of a small French town, which intertwine to show the power of trust, unity of spirit, and love.

    Eliane Martin is a beekeeper and the cook's assistant on wealthy Count Comte's estate, on which her family resides and her father is the primary farmer. The Count's home is requisitioned as the primary post for the Nazi's in the area. Eliane becomes
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