Tuesday, May 28, 2019

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Queen Bee

About Queen Bee

• Hardcover: 432 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (May 28, 2019)

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Timesbestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan’s Island.

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.

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Review:  It isn't summer for me if I don't have a Dorothea Benton Frank novel to read. I always enjoy my trips to the low country. I always feel like I'm visiting old friends when I read her books. They are the best way to spend a few days in the summer.

The characters in this one will warm you heart, make you laugh, make you want to choke them and just love them.

I hypochondriac mother, 2 sisters, a widower and his children.

What more can you ask for?

And what more can make for a book that will have you laughing and crying along the way?

This was definitely a winner in my book.

Rating : 5 flowers

About Dorothea Benton Frank

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

Find her on the web at www.dotfrank.com, or like her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


Sara Strand said...

I agree!! Summer can't start until I have the newest from DBF! It's practically tradition at this point. Someday I'm going to vacation in Lowcountry, that's all there is to it. Thanks for being on this tour!
Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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