Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0747266832 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJ4Shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 10/23/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4Shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Purchased for book-a-neer for the Wishlist Tag game

Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4Shawwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (10/23/2012 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia


On its way to its new owner

Journal Entry 3 by book-a-neer at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I've heard about this book and am very excited and keen to read it. Thank you.

Journal Entry 4 by book-a-neer at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, March 25, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (3/25/2013 UTC) at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


This book was a very enjoyable read. The writing style is easy and the characters were all quite interesting. Although it is the story of a teenage girl it was not all girly at all. Very interesting too were the excerpts about bees and beekeeping.

Thank you J4shaw.

I'm now sending it on to leahjett who has it on her wishlist. Safe travels to NZ and hope you enjoy it as well.

Journal Entry 5 by leahjett at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Finally got around to reading this book. As I had just finished reading The Help, I was very interested in the Black Civil Rights. I really adored this book, and the mystery it held. Thanks for giving me the chance to read it.

Ill make sure it will continue to be read.


Journal Entry 6 by leahjett at Invercargill, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (2/11/2015 UTC) at Invercargill, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand


Sent this away today to Australia for the Wish List tag game. Safe travels (:


Journal Entry 7 by Ellastix at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Monday, February 16, 2015
Just arrived with me here in Perth. Thanks so much for sending it leahjett, it looks like a good read.

Journal Entry 8 by Ellastix at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Monday, December 21, 2015
Lily is 14, and for the last 10 years since her mother's death she's lived with her strict and domineering father, and a black servant, Rosaleen, as her only friend. Her father is harsh and quick to punish the smallest misdemeanor, the girls at school spurn her for her unfashionable clothes and quick intelligence, and to top it off, she is living with the knowledge that she accidentally killed her own mother at age 4.

The story kicks off as Rosaleen is preparing to enroll to vote for the first time and racial tensions in their town are increasing. When Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, and Lily's father is promising punishment at home, Lily decides to save both Rosaleen and herself from their separate hardships. In the hope of finding out more about her mother, Lily follows the only clues she has to her mothers past, and in doing so inadvertently finds true sanctuary with three sisters, their honey bees, an unorthodox religion, and possibly the only people who could shed light on her mother's story.

I really enjoyed this story. It was written simply and was very easy to read. I found the characters engaging and loved the way Lily opened up as the story progressed. Healed by honey! The sisters were fabulous - you could really see them as the centre of their own little community - and the way they seamlessly accepted Lily and Rosaleen into their life and work was beautiful. The bee theory was great too, and the intro to each chapter was really interesting, both as an aside into the lives of bees and as a quick glimpse as to what to expect in the coming chapter.

Left on a bench at the designated smokers area outside the domestic terminal at Perth Airport. I had two books with me and this was not the one intended for this location so I do hope it gets journaled :-)

Enjoy, mystery finder!

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