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The beekeeper's cottage / Emma Davies.

By: Davies, Emma [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bookouture, 2019Description: 283 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781786818454; 1786818450.Subject(s): Beekeepers -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Guesthouses -- Fiction | Secrecy -- FictionGenre/Form: Love stories. | Domestic fiction.Summary: "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 her 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 farm next door, Grace blurts out all her problems, only to be overheard by Amos, a handsome, free-spirited visitor with a twinkle in his eye. 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? No matter how far they travel, bees will always find their way home..."--Provided by publisher.
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<p>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?<br> <br> 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 her beautiful home and garden - her only sanctuary throughout her miserable marriage - will be the greatest challenge of all...<br> <br> Fleeing to her best friend at the farm next door, Grace blurts out all her problems, only to be overheard by Amos, a handsome, free-spirited visitor with a twinkle in his eye. 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.<br> <br> 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...<br> <br> 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?<br> <br> No matter how far they travel, bees will always find their way home...<br> <br> An absolutely perfect feel good romance for readers who adore Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.</p> <p>Readers adore Emma Davies!</p> <p>'Wow!!! Five stars is not enough for this book! Absolutely nothing more than delightfuland purely heart-warming! I did not put this book down!!... touched my heart on so many levels, that I feel my words are not enough!... I highly recommended this book and can't wait to get my hands on all of her books!!!!!!!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars<br> <br> 'Joyful and uplifting and really warms the cockles of your heart... Entirely uplifting and satisfying, with an ending that really does bring a tear to the eye along with the widest of smiles. The writing is excellent - an ease of readability, a vividly described setting, excellent character development... this book has all the warmth of the fluffiest blanket, and I enjoyed it very much.' Being Anne, 5 stars</p> <p>'Literally took my breath away... an uplifting read that will have you feel like you can tackle anything. It gives you hope and makes you realise what is important in life. Some parts were a tad emotional but otherwise this was such a great read that will uplift and inspire. Absolutely loved it!' bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars</p>

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"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 her 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 farm next door, Grace blurts out all her problems, only to be overheard by Amos, a handsome, free-spirited visitor with a twinkle in his eye. 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? No matter how far they travel, bees will always find their way home..."--Provided by publisher.

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