Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kelly Irvin novel

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 THE BEEKEEPER’S SON by Kelly Irvin


Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-six years. They have two young adult children, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.


From the book’s back cover:

Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation.

Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from

the tragic accident that claimed his mother’s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?

Deborah can’t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his frau. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas—hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars—she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn’t sent for her.

As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven’t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott’s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both.



From Jo:

A beautiful Amish story of Deborah and Phineas. Both young people have experienced loss and disappointments. Phineas has scarred hands and face and chooses the solitary life of tending his father’s bees rather than see the look of pity Deborah would have when she sees him. He’s certain she can’t be interested in him even as he secretly wants to see her. Deborah has a daunting task to convince Phineas that she loves him despite his disfigurement while at the same time he continues to be convinced he is unlovable. Vivid settings descriptions of a barren south Texas and well developed characterizations of the hero and heroine as well as secondary characters. Kelly Irvin is a superb storyteller.

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Persephone’s Fugitive by Dianna T. Benson is Connie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
 
Till next time … keep on smiling.

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55 comments:

  1. Hi, I am a follower and I also receive your emails. This is a book I have really wanted to read. I have enjoyed her other books that I have had the pleasure to read, and would love this one too, I am absolutely sure! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  2. Hello, I follow :) I do enjoy reading Amish stories. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this one! dkstevensne AToutlookDotCOM

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  3. Amish books are a favorite of mine. This looks like another good one!
    I am a follower.
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  4. Would love to win this book, it sounds so good!

    I am a follower!

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  5. I am a follower and I so thank you, Jo, for the review and giveaway opportunity! Love the cover and the blurb!!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I love Kelly's books. this sounds really good love to read. I am a follower of yours Jo I love your blog and quotes you post.
    Blessings
    Diana
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  7. I follow you plus get emails and i love your books, i want to win as this book sounds awesome, thank you for the chance
    Shirley Blanchard jcisforme@aol.com

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  8. As I read the synopsis of Kelly's new book, I am reminded that so much goodness and so much love can be found if we are willing to look beyond the outward appearance. Thank you Jo for another great interview and giveaway. I follow you by email.
    Blessings,
    Connie
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  9. I always enjoy a good book! I follow you...97countrygalATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I follow by e-mail,and enjoy all posts. I really think (know) I would love this book. Hope to win!
    Susan in NC
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  11. I've really been wanting to read this book since I've seen it floating around different sites! I love Amish fiction and discovering new authors of this genre. From the synopsis, it sounds like a really great book. I'd love to find out how God works in Deborah and Phineas lives. Thank you for the chance to own a copy!
    I'm also a follower of your blog by email
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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely review and giveaway, Jo. The Beekeeper's Son sounds like a wonderful story and I would love to win a copy!

    I am a blog follower.
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  13. So want to read this book!!!

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  14. I would love to read Kellys book. Its on my wish list. I love amish fiction and Kelly's writing. This book has a very inspiring message.I follow your blog by e mail Jo.
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    Merry

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  16. Hi Jo. I have been wanting this book since I first saw it. I would love to be the lucky winner. Thanks for the review. I am your follower and subscribe to your newsletter. Take care and GOD bless. Maxie > mac2629at)me(dot)com

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  17. I absolutely love the cover of this book.
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  18. Thank you for the great review, Miss Jo! I have read good things about this book and would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity!

    I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  19. Sounds like a good story with interesting characters. Haven't read anything by this author before. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Joined your email list.

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  20. thanks for the chance to read this novel, jo.

    I'm a follower, too.

    karenk
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  21. I so look forward to this book. Would love to win.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  22. I would love to read this book. debUNDERSCOREconnorsATyahooDOTcom

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  23. Thank you for the review. The Beekeeper's Son sounds like another great book by Kelly Irvin. Love reading her books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I'm a follower via GFC and email.

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  24. thank you for this opportunity, crossing my fingers

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  25. Please put my name in to win. Sounds like a good read. jrs362 at hotmail dot com. Jane

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  26. As the daughter of a Beekeeper I am sure I would enjoy this book!
    I follow your blog via email.
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