Emma Davies comes to the blog today with the follow up to The House at Hope Corner with
The Beekeeper’s Cottage
Grace has a special relationship with her bees – they tell her things, she talks with them, and everyone manages to benefit from that connection. But a stranger has appeared at the flower farm run by her friend Flora and her husband, in the form of an itinerant worker, Amos, who seems to be drawn to the places and people who need him most, in his efforts to atone for some long-past issues.
Amos and Grace are drawn to one another, even as she’s battling her husband for a divorce and the ownership of the cottage she has so lovingly decorated and maintained. Spending years helping him to entertain and progress in show business, he’s now trying to sell the house out from under her -because he can. But Amos, Flora and the gang are determined that Grace should stay and find a way to make the cottage and her skills bring in income.
Emma Davies has a way of making you a part of the story as you sit at the farmhouse table or out in the garden, just taking In the sights, scents and atmosphere. We care about the people because they are people we want to know and befriend, and their homes and lives are often ones to envy – even when things are tough. More importantly, the stories are life-affirming and hope-affirming, sure to leave you with a smile and some slowly formulating plans to move to a cottage somewhere in the country.
Title: The Beekeeper's Cottage
Author: Emma Davies
Genre: British, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Friendship, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Small Town
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 6 August, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Comforted by the gentle hum of the beehives at the bottom of the garden, Grace drains the last of her tea and walks slowly back towards the little hillside house she adores. Her marriage is over, but is it too late to start her life again?
Beekeeper Grace thought throwing out her cheating husband would be the hardest thing she ever did. But when she opens the door to a property developer one morning, it’s clear that keeping the beautiful home and garden – her only sanctuary throughout her miserable marriage – will be the greatest challenge of all…
Fleeing to her best friend at the flower farm next door, Grace blurts out all her problems, only to be overheard by Amos, a handsome, free-spirited visitor in bright red Doc Martens. Fascinated by Grace and her bees, Amos offers to stay in the village of Hope Corner, to help turn her home into a guest house in return for lessons on beekeeping.
As Grace shows Amos how to nurture a hive and harvest honeycomb without getting stung, he is charming but secretive. He never stays long in the same place after an incident in his past involving a mysterious woman named Maria. But as their eyes lock over a jar of homemade honey, Grace can’t help feeling that she’d really like him to stay…
Determined to dispel her growing suspicion that Amos is running from something serious, Grace goes in search of the truth about Maria. But when she finds it, will she still want Amos to put down roots in Hope Corner, and will they still have a house to return to?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.