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The Beekeeper's Daughter Audiobook

The Beekeeper's Daughter

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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

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    alison 24/06/2015
    alison 24/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Issy
    18/10/14
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Yomaggs60
    10/03/15
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    "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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Zita Steyn
    11/05/16
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    "Weak storyline"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sally
    13/08/16
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    "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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    8/02/16
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/01/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    21/11/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Barbara M. Rampley
    Nottm. UK
    14/06/15
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    3/06/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. Harris
    Manchester, UK
    2/06/15
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    "The Beekeepers Daughter"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. It held my attention and was really interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beekeeper's Daughter?

    When mother and daughter find out their love for a father and son


    What about Penelope Rawlins’s performance did you like?

    She was extremely good and gave so many different accents


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An amazing love story which spanned two generations


    Any additional comments?

    Very informative about bees and hives!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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