Tuesday 12 July 2016

The Beekeeper's Secret
Josephine Moon

Review by
Julie Williams

The Beekeeper’s Secret is the third novel by Australian author Josephine Moon. I was sent this book by the publishers Allen & Unwin in exchange for an honest review.

This delightful story is set in Australia with the main character being Tansy Butterfield who wants to turn her upcoming birthday celebration into a family reunion as she hope to unite her mother Enid with her Aunt Maria, who left the family home to join a convent many years ago. Tansy sets about tracking Maria down to Honeybee Haven, where she leads a quiet life with her bees selling honey and beeswax products to make money to fund a Cambodian orphanage. Reuniting her troubled family leads to many secrets being revealed, murder being just one of them!

Not only did this fictional book tell an interesting story of family feuds but I also found it quite educational as there is a lot of factual information about bees and the products that can be made. There is also historical and modern data about Nuns and the Catholic Church. I was enthralled and quite envious with the descriptions of the beautiful settings.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful and very different. Thanks for reviewing.