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The Beekeeper's Promise ❰Download❯ ➸ The Beekeeper's Promise Author Fiona Valpy – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Ch teau Bellevue The old ch teau echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one r Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Ch teau Bellevue The old ch teau 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 lifeIn , Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Ch teau 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 The Beekeeper's PDF \ 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 testedFrom 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.


10 thoughts on “The Beekeeper's Promise

  1. Dem Dem says:

    A beautiful cover and interesting premise but just not enough impact in the plot or the characters to make this a memorable or interesting read for me.I have read quite a few very amazing historical fiction books on WW II and unfortunately this one just doesn t compare to some of the historical fiction out there on this time in history.The Novel is set in two time frames which for me didn t work well in this novel as I felt the the modern story took away from the historical one and just seemed c A beautiful cover and interesting premise but just not enough impact in the plot or the characters to make this a memorable or interesting read for me.I have read quite a few very amazing historical fiction books on WW II and unfortunately this one just doesn t compare to some of the historical fiction out there on this time in history.The Novel is set in two time frames which for me didn t work well in this novel as I felt the the modern story took away from the historical one and just seemed contrived and unrealistic Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Ch teau Bellevue The old ch teau 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 Ch teau 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 ElianeI felt the book drifted along and I didn t really connect or care for the story or the characters It felt quite a bit twee in places and only for this was recommended to me by a good friend who really enjoyed the novel I would have abandoned it half way through as it was quite a struggle to finish.An ok read for me but certainly not one for my favourites shelf


  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    4 character driven stars to The Beekeeper s Promise This book came highly recommended by my friend, Marialyce Thanks for another wonderful read Told in two timelines, The Beekeeper s Promise includes the story of Abi, who has a broken heart and is looking for a fresh start She takes a job at the Chateau Bellevue Abi hopes for healingthan anything Also included is the story of Eliane, who in 1938 takes care of the beehives at the same chateau She falls in love with Mathieu, bu 4 character driven stars to The Beekeeper s Promise This book came highly recommended by my friend, Marialyce Thanks for another wonderful read Told in two timelines, The Beekeeper s Promise includes the story of Abi, who has a broken heart and is looking for a fresh start She takes a job at the Chateau Bellevue Abi hopes for healingthan anything Also included is the story of Eliane, who in 1938 takes care of the beehives at the same chateau She falls in love with Mathieu, but with the war looming she joins the Resistance, which ultimately tests her relationship in ways she could not have predicted These are bold, resilient women from different generations with two memorable stories to tell The writing is smooth and absorbing, as the characters rebuild their lives after overcoming struggle and strife The Beekeeper s Promise is a mesmerizing, all consuming, and tantalizing story Thank you to Fiona Valpy, Lake Union Publishing, and Netgalley for the ARC The Beekeeper s Promise is available now My reviews can also be found on my shiny new blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com


  3. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    You can find my reviews at In the midst of winter, I found that there was within me an invincible summer Albert Camus This was a gorgeous story of the ability to go forward against adversity when you feel that it has consumed you It was a story of resiliency in the face of disaster It was a story of learning about the past, which often can give one courage for the future.Abi Howe is a broken woman She is reeling from a marriage gone bad, feelings he You can find my reviews at In the midst of winter, I found that there was within me an invincible summer Albert Camus This was a gorgeous story of the ability to go forward against adversity when you feel that it has consumed you It was a story of resiliency in the face of disaster It was a story of learning about the past, which often can give one courage for the future.Abi Howe is a broken woman She is reeling from a marriage gone bad, feelings held inside that have made her believe that she does not deserve love, and the idea that what she is within is somehow of little value While on a yoga retreat, she meets a young couple who offer her a job at their lovely home which was formerly the Chateau Bellevue Abi decides that she will take this job and hopefully find a way to heal both her body and soul Little does she realize what she will learn about the Chateau, the people who lived there, and the ability it will give her to finally see herself as someone worthwhile and cherished.The Chateau has been a witness to history, particularly in regard to World War 2 when it as overtaken by the Nazis As the author takes us back to that time, we meet Eliana Martin who tended the bees in the chateau It is here that she meets and falls in love with Mathieu However, the war comes bringing with it tragedy and darkness which envelopes them and their community changing everything for this young couple.Separated from Mathieu , Elaina makes a choice to become part of the French Resistance along with her family and many of the townspeople She and they risked their lives to free France of their evil conquerors and return to the world they held most dear.Abi is mesmerized by Eliane s story She is moved by the valor and courage shown by this woman and through that comes an understanding of knowing that we are stronger than we think we are Abi awakens to her ability to be strong, to be able to enjoy the world that surrounds her, and to be the person she has always wanted to be.This story was beautiful in its telling From the characters to the setting, it had the ability to make the events real, to make the reader understand that we all possess strength, and that the future can be approached with joy no matter what we have faced when we have the courage to do so.Life isn t about waiting for the storm to pass It s about learning to dance in the rain Thank you to Fiona Valpy, Lake Union Publishing, and Net Galley for providing this reader with an advanced copy of this lovely story Publishing on May 16, 2018


  4. Constantine Constantine says:

    Rating 3.0 5.0I 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 hadsubstance to it than Abi s Abi s resistance is basically was against her husband Zac who physical Rating 3.0 5.0I 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 hadsubstance to it than Abi s Abi s resistance is basically was against her husband Zac who physically kept abusing her Eliane s story was supposed to change Abi s life but I don t see in what way it did because when Abi started to know about Eliane she already was out of that toxic relationship so it did not make sense to me in what way Eliane s story changed her life as the synopsis suggested I think it would have been a much better book if Abi s part would not exist at all and the whole book was about Eliane instead Another thing I don t understand is the title of this book What was the promise and to who it was made This is by no means a bad book, I enjoyed reading it but I feel the high ratings just made me feel like I was getting into a masterpiece which is not the case here I have to go with a good 3.0 stars out of 5.0


  5. ✨ Gramy ✨ ✨ Gramy ✨ says:

    I attempted to read the The Beekeeper s Promise Kindle Edition, a stand alone novel written by Fiona Valpy BOOK DESCRIPTION Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Ch teau Bellevue The old ch teau 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 Ch teau Bellevu I attempted to read the The Beekeeper s Promise Kindle Edition, a stand alone novel written by Fiona Valpy BOOK DESCRIPTION Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Ch teau Bellevue The old ch teau 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 Ch teau 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.I really do not enjoy warping through a time sequence and trying to keep up with two separate stories that the reader hopes will eventually meld into focus Besides the fact, I could not personally identify with the characters presented Plus, reading about the dismal realities of war wreaks havoc on one s emotions There is enough sadness and despair in the world I prefer a hope filled inspirational read with a happy ending These may sound like trivial concerns to some readers, the majority of whom are deeply enthralled with this type of story and that is why there are so many other types of book choices available in the world today Different strokes for different folks This one just was not one for me


  6. Gina Gina says:

    If I could have given this book 10 stars I would have in a heartbeat It is that good.This book, although a work of fiction, does contain some historical events that did happen during WWII.Told from two viewpoints, that of Eliane during WWII, and Abi in 2017 as she recovers from a horrific car accident and an abusive husband The chapters going back and forth between the book work amazingly well with this story I ve seen this technique used before without this much success, but author Fiona Val If I could have given this book 10 stars I would have in a heartbeat It is that good.This book, although a work of fiction, does contain some historical events that did happen during WWII.Told from two viewpoints, that of Eliane during WWII, and Abi in 2017 as she recovers from a horrific car accident and an abusive husband The chapters going back and forth between the book work amazingly well with this story I ve seen this technique used before without this much success, but author Fiona Valpy nailed it and then some.Well written, with just enough description of the war, the landscape, the emotions, and daily life to keep a person interested, I fell in love with both Eliane and Abi Their stories cross in unforseen ways and the ending was superb.When the book ended, I sighed, not wanting it to be over I so want to know , about all of them When a book leaves you wanting , and yet satisfied with how it turned out, that is a treasure, and this book certainly is a treasure.It is one of my all time favorite reads I highly recommend it and thank the author for giving me such enjoyment


  7. Lisa M Lisa M says:

    I felt like this was heading to 2 3 stars until I hit around the halfway point and then I never looked back I read a lot on my commute to work and almost missed my stop being so engrossed in it one day, it also brought tears to my eyes on a number of occasions It never truly covered the horrors or war not sure I could cope emotionally with anything too heavy though but certainlythan hinted at the hideously torturous times people went through It remained a beautiful story though and I I felt like this was heading to 2 3 stars until I hit around the halfway point and then I never looked back I read a lot on my commute to work and almost missed my stop being so engrossed in it one day, it also brought tears to my eyes on a number of occasions It never truly covered the horrors or war not sure I could cope emotionally with anything too heavy though but certainlythan hinted at the hideously torturous times people went through It remained a beautiful story though and I loved reading about how so many communities must have pulled together to fight back in their own way Very descriptive which I loved, I really enjoyed this It was set in 2 different decades past and present and I much preferred reading the past story but did appreciate aspects of the present and it did pull together seamlessly at the end


  8. Bookworm Bookworm says:

    4 delightful stars to The Beekeeper s Promise What a charming story that effortlessly fuses WW2 , bees and domestic violence such an unlikely combination of themes Somehow the author manages to make it work and draws parallels between the three subjects by infusing themes of perseverance and resiliency The plot alternates between two time periods and two perspectives Eliane is a young French woman living in rural France in the 1940 s when the Germans occupy her town Abi is an English woma 4 delightful stars to The Beekeeper s Promise What a charming story that effortlessly fuses WW2 , bees and domestic violence such an unlikely combination of themes Somehow the author manages to make it work and draws parallels between the three subjects by infusing themes of perseverance and resiliency The plot alternates between two time periods and two perspectives Eliane is a young French woman living in rural France in the 1940 s when the Germans occupy her town Abi is an English woman attending a yoga retreat in modern day France when she meets Sara the current owner of a Chateau with a colourful history As Abi immerses herself into life with Sara at the Chateau, the two timelines converge and both Abi and Eliane learn about the strengths they each possess I enjoyed the backdrop of the war story The author brought this historical piece to life and included many fascinating details about what the French civilians had to endure The national pride, the anger towards the Germans and their own government as well as the imminent dangers that existed day to day of being sent to a work camp, tortured or killed The focus on the resistance was also interesting in that it touched upon even the smallest parts that folks played to set the cogs in motion Abi s story was also intriguing and unexpected in many ways The author used effective yet limited descriptions to convey her plight which worked well However my favourite bits were about the honey bees Although the bees were not a main focus of the story, they were a constant and the reader was brought into the parallels between Eliane s bees and her own experiences The story lost a star for me because I felt the romance aspect could have been better developed And although I thought both the writing and character development were solid, I felt like Eliane s character lacked flaws For me, this made the character less relatable and harder to build a strong emotional attachment Overall this story was eloquent, charming and fascinating It s a plot and character driven narrative that touches on dark subject matters in a lighter way I enjoyed and recommend to others Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for an ARC The Beekeeper s Promise is available for purchase


  9. Kathryn in FL Kathryn in FL says:

    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 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 an integral part of the resistance by sending messages walking in various patterns wearing a silk scarf at the Count s direction Much to her dismay, she suspects that her fiance, Mathieu is working on behalf Nazi s Other family members are also participating in the resistance as are her neighbors When the Nazi s realize the the Count is helping the resistance, everyone s life is in imminent danger.Abi Howe is recovering from a physical accident and is encumbered by depression At the persistence of a friend, she agrees to attend a week long yoga retreat in a remote village in France Abi takes a break meandering through the community and is introduced to the Estate of Count Comte, which has been converted as a facility for Weddings and serves as a B B hosting the wedding guests Sara and her husband are revamping the estate in stages and need another set of hands and Abi agrees to work during the Season As she and Sara perform their various tasks over the summer, Abi learns the first hand account of the Estate s history during the War and those who involved in sabotaging the Nazi s Abi begins to heal from her abusive past and her own secrets are revealed as the other story unravels.This was a dynamic story that incorporated charming primary characters There were a few things that didn t quite fit together that left me feeling that the story was not quite authentic Nevertheless, I enjoyed it This is a sequel I learned this reading the Author s notes , it is absolutely a free standing story, so if you haven t read the first in the series, don t pass up the delightful moments it holds


  10. Fictionophile Fictionophile says:

    For my complete review of The Beekeeper s Promise visit in dual timelines, this book was a joy to read The historical segments of the novel were my favourite and educated me on the role of the French Resistance during the German occupation of France in World War II Well written and well researched, the novel was a fine combination of historical fiction and women s fiction Although there was a love story element, this was in no way the focus of t For my complete review of The Beekeeper s Promise visit in dual timelines, this book was a joy to read The historical segments of the novel were my favourite and educated me on the role of the French Resistance during the German occupation of France in World War II Well written and well researched, the novel was a fine combination of historical fiction and women s fiction Although there was a love story element, this was in no way the focus of the book.The setting of the French countryside was described eloquently, both during times of peace and times of war The characters were ones that captured your heart.The story illuminates the resilience of the human spirit during times of great adversity It shows how, when people band together, they possess a fearsome strength.This is the first time I ve read Fiona Valpy s work, but I expect that her name is one I ll look for in the future Highly recommended to all who are fans of the genre with the caveat that you just might suffer a book hangover after reading


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