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The beekeeper's son, Kelly Irvin

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The beekeeper's son
Title
The beekeeper's son
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Kelly Irvin
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beekeepers son
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eng
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"A strange, mystical place allows Deborah and Phineas to see themselves and others with new eyes. When Deborah Lantz arrives in Bee County, Texas, she expects to find a great oasis of citrus groves and olive trees. Instead, she finds a tiny Amish district struggling to make ends meet on a barren, drought-stricken land. Deborah longs to go home to the lush, green countryside of Tennessee, but she wants her mother, a widow with six children, to be happy again. Even if that means accepting Stephen as her future stepfather. She can't believe God created such an ugly place filled with strange animals, twisted, stunted trees, and not a drop of rain for months. Then she meets the beekeeper's son. Phineas King's face is disfigured by scars from an accident that killed his mother and destroyed his trust in God. Through their encounters both begin to realize the beauty in all of God's creation. Deborah walks through the strange land of figs, Mexican squash, and wild cucumbers to see Phineas, who finds solace in his work keeping the bee hives and harvesting honey for his father. Both are rarely alone, but always lonely. Deborah begins to see Bee County through Phineas's eyes and Phineas learns to see himself through hers"--
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/* Starred Review */ 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. Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, Seymour Agency. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 24, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 48, p)
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Irvin, Kelly
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3609.R82
LC item number
B44 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Amish of Bee County
Series volume
0001
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  • Amish
  • Young women
  • Beekeepers
Target audience
general
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The beekeeper's son, Kelly Irvin
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Includes discussion questions
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780310339458
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014028959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn888025437
Label
The beekeeper's son, Kelly Irvin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780310339458
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014028959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn888025437

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