This is a coming-of-age story, a powerful testimony to the redeeming quality of friendship among women and a wonderful reminder how love can heal. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves women's literature or just a good story.
Lily Owens' life has been changed starting with the afternoon her mother was killed. Now, in fear for her safety, she is shipped off to South Carolina with caretaker Roasleen to the home of three bee-keeping sisters. Lily's adventures give us an adolescent view of the racial tensions of that time, as well as sweet perspectives on young love, friendship and trust. Spiritual, but not religious, this book will also allow the reader to soul-search along side the characters and perhaps find something within that changes everything.
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