The Beekeeper's Promise

The Beekeeper's Promise

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer—and her life.

In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane…

When she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for France’s liberty. But with no end to the war in sight, her loyalty to Mathieu is severely tested.

From the bestselling author of, Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.

Title:The Beekeeper's Promise
ISBN:9781543686234

    The Beekeeper's Promise Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 character-driven stars to The Beekeeper’s Promise 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 This book came highly recommended by my friend, Marialyce! Thanks for another wonderful read! Told in two timelines, The Beeke...

  • Marialyce

    You can find my reviews at https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...“In the midst of winter, I found that there was within me an invincible summer.” (Albert Camus)This was a gorgeous story of the a...

  • Dem

    A beautiful cover and interesting premise but just not enough impact in the plot or the characters to make this a memorable or interesting read for me.I have read quite a few very amazing historical f...

  • Bookworm

    4 delightful stars to The Beekeeper's Promise. What a charming story that effortlessly fuses WW2 , bees and domestic violence - such an unlikely combination of themes. Somehow the author manages to ma...

  • Kathryn

    This is an engaging tale of two unique stories one in the present and one encompassing the time preceding and including World War II during the occupation of a small French town, which intertwine to s...

  • Tonya

    Love, Abuse, Danger, Suspense, History, German occupation, fear, and healing.... Those are the words that I would use to just lightly describe The Beekeeper's Promise by author Fiona Valpy. At first, ...

  • Constantine

    Rating: 3.0/5.0I liked this book but I think it is somehow overrated on Goodreads. The book follows the stories of Eliane from World War II and Abi in 2017. They have no connection except that they bo...

  • Pam

    The Beekeeper’s Promise is a WW2 novel by Fiona Valpy. Although the story is fiction, some of the places are real and the stories of the Resistance are real as is the massacre in Tulle. The story co...

  • Yasmine

    First, you should know I love historical fictions, and I also like reading those taking place during WWII, therefore it is no surprise I liked reading this one very much.Eliane's storyline during the ...

  • Renee

    So many favorites here: evocative story telling, brave 1940’s heroine, excellent narration, themes of courage & integrity in the face of evil, nobleness & kindness in spite of hatred & cruelty, roma...