cover image The Beekeeper’s Son

The Beekeeper’s Son

Kelly Irvin. Zondervan, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-310-33945-8

Timeless stories of love and loss reach across two generations in this romantic opening to Irvin’s (A Plain Love Song) Amish of Bee County trilogy. Young Deborah Lantz must make the difficult journey from her home in Tennessee to the heat of south Texas with her widowed mother, Abigail, and her younger siblings. Deborah vows to do her duty and help her mother get settled with an old suitor before she makes haste to return to the life, and love, she left behind. Gott (God, however, has other plans for her. One of the first people she encounters in Texas is an emotionally and physically scarred Phineas King, son of the local beekeeper. His pain calls to hers and vice versa, something they both try to deny. The awesome power of faith and family over personal desire dominates this beautifully woven masterpiece. [em]Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, Seymour Agency. (Jan.) [/em]