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Halstad LINK Site LARGE PRINT FRA (Text) 33500013082201 New Available -
Hawley Public Library LARGE PRINT FRA (Text) 33500013082219 New Checked out 11/07/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062912602
  • ISBN: 0062912607
  • Physical Description: xii, 504 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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Sequel to: Same beach, next year.
Summary, etc.:
A Sullivan's Island beekeeper navigates her demanding hypochondriac mother and flamboyant rival sister while immersing herself in the lives of two young neighbor boys and their widowed father.
"Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan's Island. Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will. Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale--warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Just as the queen bee is the undisputed ruler of a hive, so, too, is Holly's overbearing mother the dominant female in a house that, until recently, also included Holly's sister, Leslie. When Leslie married Charlie and moved away from their home on Sullivan's Island, Holly's role as the worker bee became more pronounced. As an avid amateur beekeeper, it's a function Holly knows all too well. Luckily, she finds respite in caring for and about the young sons of her alluring widower neighbor. But when Archie marries a woman who is the epitome of the wicked stepmother, Holly struggles to oversee the boys' best interests without jeopardizing her friendship with Archie. When Leslie's marriage hits the skids after Charlie reveals his preference to live as a female impersonator in Las Vegas, Holly gets the emotional reinforcement she needs to deal with the queen bees at home and next door. Franks' fanciful and frothy slice of Lowcountry life is a feel-good, read-in-one-sitting escapeHIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Benton has been delighting readers with tales of her native Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, for 20 years, and her newest will rally fans and all seeking diverting women's fiction. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women beekeepers > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Widowers > Fiction.
Single fathers > Fiction.
Barrier islands > South Carolina > Charleston > Fiction.
Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island) > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
FICTION / Southern.
Women beekeepers.
South Carolina.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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