Sunday, September 10, 2023

HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE BEES by Amanda Cox, Reviewed by Kim

Amanda Cox is quickly becoming an auto-buy author for me. He Should Have Told the Bees is a beautifully written story of grief, healing, forgiveness, and growth, but somehow, it does not feel so heavy that it weighs you down.

Both Callie and Beckett’s stories are full of depth and growth for each character. After Beckett’s dad passes, they are unexpectedly thrown together and both are trying to figure out why. I loved how their relationship built as the story progressed. I also enjoyed the budding romances in this story. Luke was such a great support for Callie. Isaac, and his niece Fern, otherwise known as “Katya Amadeus Cimmaron From the planet Zirthwyth of the Vesper Galaxy” really brought Beckett out of her shell. Speaking of Fern, she is the bright light in this story! I loved her!

This story and its characters is one that will stick with me for a long time as has every story I’ve read by Amanda Cox!
*I received a complimentary copy of this story. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light. 4.5 stars.

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BackCover Blurb:
Uncovering long-held family secrets may sting at first--but the result can be sweeter than honey

Beekeeper Beckett Walsh is living her dream, working alongside her father in their apiary, until his untimely death sends her world into a tailspin. She suddenly finds she must deal with a new part owner of the family business--one who is looking to sell the property. Beck cannot fathom why her father would put her into the position to lose everything they built together.

When Callie Peterson is named in the trust of a man she's never heard of, she's not sure what to do. Her fledgling business has just taken wing and her mother has reentered her life asking for help getting into rehab for her lifelong substance abuse issues, making Callie's financial situation rather . . . precarious. She's sure she has no right to someone else's farm, but the money from the sale could solve her problems and give her the stability she's always craved.

As these two women navigate their present conundrum, they will discover a complex and entangled past full of secrets--and the potential for a brighter future for both of them.

Revell Publishing, August 2023
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.
Buy HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE BEES at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House



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