“The Beekeeper’s Son” by Kelly Irvin, book review
Only because she has been trained to obey her mother, Deborah has moved to Bee County, Texas. But she is counting the days until she can return home. Her father died 2 years ago, and since then it has been tough, real tough. But when Steven comes to a relative’s wedding and renews his interest in her mother, they sell the farm and move to be near him, with the understanding that they will marry.
Phineas King is the bee keeper’s son. As a young child he was injured in a car accident that claimed the life of hi mother, and left him with visible scares on his arms and face. While the Amish do not put a lot of stock in physical beauty, Phineas just knows that no young woman will ever look at him as a possible husband. So he has become satisfied with his life in the fields with the bees. Until Deborah arrives.
This is a well written story of how people deal with loss and over come it. I enjoyed the story and would like to read another book with these characters.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan. All opinions expressed are my own.