The Beekeeper's Ball

The Beekeeper's Ball

by Susan Wiggs

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ISBN-13: 9781460398975
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: The Bella Vista Chronicles , #2
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 42,284
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan Wiggs’s life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on a Puget Sound island and finds inspiration in the rhythm of the seasons, and in the emotional dramas of everyday life. She’s been featured in the national media and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.

She has written more than forty novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers from her hit series The Lakeshore Chronicles. A three-time RITA® Award winner, her books have been translated into two dozen languages.

The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, and a passionate supporter of libraries and literacy. She loves hiking, biking, yoga and skiing, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.

Please visit her at www.susanwiggs.com, and check out her Facebook page.

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The Beekeeper's Ball 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Susan Wiggs writes another book that I am sorry to finish. Its like I have to leave my good friends, again! Hopefully she will somehow continue with this series as I really want to be with all my friends again and soon please. Well written, wonderful story line that you can enjoy even if you hadn't read her previous books. I love Susan Wiggs - She makes me want to visit that part of the country. Where she wrote it the area is incredible. She had so much interesting facts on bees. I did a unit on that subject when I was teaching school. Wish I would have had those great recipes for my class. This is a book I didn't want to end. We need a sequel to it!   Great book. Its a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Susan Wiggs contemporary novels. This is the best one yet. It has love, romance, history, recipes, and information about honey. It's one that I know I will re-read. That's how good it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susan Wiggs creates amazingly vivid and unforgettable imagery with her writing, while still showing a horrific and ugly time in history, and the people forced to live in that world, tenderness, respect and a beautiful compassion. Both books were fantastic reads! She writes with a precision; painting absolutely amazing pictures while never becoming overly wordy or tedious, an extremely sensitive balance (at least for me), that relatively few authors can accomplish. I adore the characters in these books, feel like their my friends and adopted family, and long to follow them and learn more of their lives! I so, so, SO hope there will be further books in this series! I want to learn what happens to some of the other characters and how all of their lives intersect and grow! Shannon, the kids, and there just HAS to be more about Mac's hunches and discoveries to tell!! I completely loved reading these books, and will definitely be adding them to my read-again-and-again section of books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfull book exciting and couldnt put it down love all her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as much as I did The Apple Orchard. It was a book I had a hard time putting down, a very easy read. It's the kind of book you can't wait to see what happens but at the same time you don't want it to end. The characters seem very real and you either really like them or you don't like them at all. There were only a couple I didn't like in this book. I can't wait for the next book in the Bella Vista Series to come out and hope it's not too long of a wait. I am anxious to see what happens next! This Series is a great read!
Lola_Ann More than 1 year ago
First, I bought the Nook version and I loved the story so much that I bought the hard copy. Susan Wiggs masterfully intertwines two stories and you hope the pieces will eventually form a beautiful quilt...Wiggs does not disappoint. My book club is planning our next meal based entirely upon the recipes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, predictable, the perfect beach book!
Curlygram More than 1 year ago
Nice to read in between mysteries and crime dramas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In love with this series so far. Cant wait for the next!!!
Beach-reader02 More than 1 year ago
As with book 1, in this series, this one did not disappoint! We have another winner. The way she weaves her characters into a complex storyline is awesome. Am totally surprised that these are keeping my interest, as I'm not usually into the "romance" novels, however, as stated above, the storyline is intreging and draws you in, making you feel as if your part of what's happening. Well done Ms. wiggs, well done... Can't wait till the next one!
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
special thank you to Harlequin MIRA and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. I enjoyed Susan's "The Apple Orchard" (Bella Vista Chronicles, #1), and was delighted to receive an advanced reading copy of "The Beekeeper's Ball" (Bella Vista Chronicles #2), as a continuation of thirty year old Isabel, as she transforms her childhood home (Bella Vista), a gathering place for friends and family, for reunions and celebrations. In addition her dreams, the Bella Vista Cooking School--a unique place for other dreamers to come, and learn the culinary arts--all while she leaves her past behind with controlling Calvin. As a chef, she is turning the magical Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, into an idyllic venue, while she forgets the past. All sorts of fun things: magazine covers, gourmet cooking, literary agents, wedding plans, photo shoots, stylist, vintage items, delightful cuisine, local gourmet markets, antiques, wine, honey, figs, plus more in this blooming Sonoma setting (I want to be there-like now)! Everything is going as planned until delicious and sexy Cormac (Mac) comes into the picture (EpiPen included), to dig up old history of Magnus Johansen (Isabel's grandfather-a key player in the Danish Resistance) sent by Tess. He has traveled to many places in his life from war-torn places of the world, airports and grimy cities, and long barren stretches of scorched earth in the foreign lands; however, none compare to the lush and seductive Bella Vista. His goal was simple after his injury--- heal, gather the information about Magnus the war hero turned orchardist, then settle in and write his story, as after all this is what he does well. As this hunk slowly lets down his rough outer guard to soften and enjoy the pleasures of this sleepy small town, along with Isabell's charm in the kitchen- a man worth getting to know. From the 1940s in Copenhagen to the present time, Susan seamlessly blends the old with the new with an incredible, magical, and inspiring story-- keeping you reading well into the night. Would definitely recommend reading both books in the series; however, they could serve as a standalone; hoping for a third to come! As a longtime fan of Susan, her books and writing style, she has a way of drawing her readers into the setting, with strong family historical dynamics and romance. A delicious read, well-written, with family secrets, adventure, summer days and nights, a family wedding (Tess/Dominic), a Beekeeper's Ball, and unexpected love.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Just wish there was more to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, really great book! I like the way Susan Wiggs manages to grab your attention. Once you are in, you can't seem to get out of the book. You feel cozy and comfortable reading under a blanket! I like the way Susan Wiggs keeps you coming back for more of her amazing stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keep me wanting more I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. It was a good read with interesting characters. Touches family and love in a very nice way. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bella vista series .........number 2....is the only one on the nook......where are the rest of series.....
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I have quit reading a book before finishing 3 times, this is the 4th-extremely boring, the first book was so much better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it immensely - Hope there is a #3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read first 100 pages and found it really boring. Flipped to the last couple chapters and it did not get better. Waste of time to read. She has much better ones.