The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs audiobook

The Beekeeper’s Ball

By Susan Wiggs
Read by Christina Traister

Brilliance Audio 9781455837052

The Bella Vista Chronicles: Book 2

11.42 Hours 1
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land's bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried. Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own. The dreamy sweetness of summer is the perfect time of year for a grand family wedding and the enchanting Beekeeper's Ball, bringing emotions to a head in a story where the past and present collide to create an unexpected new future. From "one of the best observers of stories of the heart" (Salem Statesman-Journal), The Beekeeper's Ball is an exquisite and richly imagined novel of the secrets that keep us from finding our way, the ties binding us to family and home, and the indelible imprint love can make on the human heart.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land's bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried.

Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.

But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.

The dreamy sweetness of summer is the perfect time of year for a grand family wedding and the enchanting Beekeeper's Ball, bringing emotions to a head in a story where the past and present collide to create an unexpected new future.

From "one of the best observers of stories of the heart" (Salem Statesman-Journal), The Beekeeper's Ball is an exquisite and richly imagined novel of the secrets that keep us from finding our way, the ties binding us to family and home, and the indelible imprint love can make on the human heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wiggs is a master storyteller. In each of her books, her research is detailed, but not overwhelming. The sweet characters are determined to see their dreams come true.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Wiggs’ second in her Bella Vista Chronicles series juggles a modern love story with a heart-pounding chronicle of the Danish resistance in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, creating a dazzling intergenerational tale of courage and hope.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wiggs’ carefully detailed plotlines, one contemporary and one historical, with their candid look at relationships and their long-term effects, are sure to captivate readers.” Booklist (starred review)
“Wiggs successfully combines a contemporary romance and a family saga with a dramatic story of resistance as she alternates Isabel’s story with her grandfather’s account of his loss of family and fight to save the Jews in his native Denmark. The beauty of Bella Vista stands in sharp contrast to the bleakness of the Danish landscape under the Nazis.” Library Journal
“Compelling…A satisfying, engaging read.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Susan Wiggs

Author Bio: Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the wildly popular Lakeshore Chronicles and the instant New York Times bestsellers Family Tree and The Oysterville Sewing Circle. Her award-winning books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 11.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English