The Beekeeper’s War - Deborah Carr

The Beekeeper’s War

Author: Deborah Carr


  • Publication Date: 2022-07-21
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 10 Ratings)

Summary

Two women

Two wars

A secret that threatens to tear them apart

1916

At the onset of war, Nurse Pru le Cuirot left her home in Jersey to care for injured soldiers at Ashbury Manor, Dorset. She wanted to do her bit but she never expected to meet American pilot, Jack Garland, so unlike any man she has ever met.

When Jack is sent on a dangerous mission and vanishes, Pru is forced to make an agonising decision… one that will haunt them both forever.

1940

Another lifetime, but another war and Pru’s daughter Emma comes to Ashbury Manor. As Jersey falls to the Germans, Emma is fearful for her mother back home. And when she meets the mysterious beekeeper who lives in the grounds of the manor she finds herself caught up in a web of lies. As past and present collide, will the secrets of her mother’s life finally be resolved?

Readers LOVE The Beekeeper’s War:

‘It’s almost impossible to convey how much I enjoyed this book…beautifully written’ Bev

‘I am writing this review in hopes that others will find the story as touching and wonderful as I did…I still can't stop thinking about everything that happened’ Trudy

‘Incredible. One of the best World War I novels I've read… a wonderful novel worth your time’ Debbie

‘I read this book in one day as I was enthralled with it…an endearing story of life back in the war years’ Sue

‘Realistic characters…the tears were streaming down my face by the end’ Patricia

‘A favorite author because her characters and settings seem very real and personal… She has the rare quality of giving a depth of details that makes her readers feel at home with the places and people’ Jane W

‘Great for a weekend read…Its appeal lies in the storytelling itself: the horrors of the war, dangerous circumstances and sacrifices, weak and strong people who either caved in and betrayed others or rose to all challenges feel authentic and real’ Sally

‘Gently paced with vivid characterisation and a balance of heartbreak and heartwarming’ Jane

Reviews

Readers love Deborah Carr:

‘A book that drew me in…I cuddle up on my reading chair and entered the world of Boots’ Abby

‘Vibrant, believable, characters and an absorbing plot’ Tabby

‘This will definitely pull at your heartstrings…Loved it’ Beverley

‘I’m so glad this is the beginning of a series and I can't wait to read the rest! Wonderfully written’ Grace

‘If you like historical novels this is a book for you’ Bookoholic Cafe

‘A gorgeous start to a new historical series that captivated, charmed and inspired me’ Adele

‘A great and powerful read about love, relationships, and the trials and tribulations in between…a true thrill’ Donna

‘Watch this author–this is a series you'll want to stick with’ Micah

About the author

USA Today bestseller Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her husband and three rescue dogs. She became interested in books set in WW1 when researching her great-grandfather's time as a cavalryman in the 17th 21st Lancers.

She is one third of the Blonde Plotters writing group and was Deputy Editor on the online review site, Novelicious.com for seven years.

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