Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
Publisher: HarperCollins (January, 2014)
Genres: Women’s Fiction
Source: TLC Book Tours & Publisher
Sugar Wallace did not believe in love at first sight, but her bees did. . . .
Every spring Sugar Wallace coaxes her sleepy honeybee queen—presently the sixth in a long line of Queen Elizabeths—out of the hive and lets her crawl around a treasured old map. Wherever the queen stops is their next destination, and this year it’s New York City.
Sugar sets up her honeybees on the balcony of an East Village walk-up and then––as she’s done everywhere since leaving South Carolina––she gets to know her neighbors. She is, after all, a former debutante who believes that manners make the world a better place even if they seem currently lacking in the big city.
Plus, she has a knack for helping people. There’s Ruby with her scrapbook of wedding announcements; single mom Lola; reclusive chef Nate; and George, a courtly ex-doorman. They may not know what to make of her bees and her politeness, but they can’t deny the magic in her honey.
And then there’s Theo, a delightfully kind Scotsman who crosses Sugar’s path as soon as she gets into town and is quickly besotted. But love is not on the menu for Sugar. She likes the strong independent woman she’s become since leaving the South and there’s nothing a charmer like Theo can do to change her mind . . . only her bees can do that.
The Wedding Bees is a novel about finding sweetness where you least expect it and learning to love your way home.
This was such a fun, sweet story to read. It was a quick read for me, and had me thinking of the different characters Sugar meets on her journey to New York. Like any good Southern woman, Sugar doesn’t let the busyness of life interfere with her getting to know people, who learn a few lessons along the way. Sugar and her bees certainly have a quirky relationship, that is it quite magical! It reminded me a little bit of the “Bee Movie“, but times 100 with the bees Sugar has! One thing is for certain, I will never look at honeybees the same way again!!
Sugar is the heroine of the story, but doesn’t let herself outshine the characters she meets along the way. It’s a whimsical, light, fun read, that women, book clubs, and anyone who loves modern fairy tales!!
Sarah-Kate Lynch is the author of eight novels and travel editor of New Zealand Woman’s Day, New Zealand’s bestselling weekly magazine.
Sarah-Kate’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, January 28th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, January 29th: From L.A. to LA
Thursday, January 30th: Sidewalk Shoes
Friday, January 31st: Book-alicious Mama
Monday, February 3rd: missris
Tuesday, February 4th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, February 5th: BookNAround
Thursday, February 6th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, February 10th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Tuesday, February 11th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, February 12th: Books in the Burbs
Monday, February 17th: Doing Dewey