The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

by Jane Jordan


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Annabel Taylor, a beekeeper’s daughter, grows up wild and carefree on the moors of England in the late 1860s, following in the footstep of her mother, a beautiful witch. Annabel’s closest friend is Jevan Wenham, the son of the blacksmith, who lives his life on the verge of destruction. His devotion to Annabel is full of twists and turns as brutality melds with deepest desire. But when Jevan is forced to travel to London to receive an education, Annabel is devastated. Then Alex—the heir to the Saltonstall legacy and son of Cerberus Saltonstall, the wealthy landowner of the foreboding Gothelstone Manor house—comes into her life. Alex is arrogant and self-assured, although he cannot stop thinking about the outspoken girl he encounters on the road to Gothelstone. Not only is he bewitched by Annabel’s beauty, he feels drawn to her by something he can’t explain. Alex and Annabel are worlds apart socially, but that doesn’t stop him from demanding her hand in marriage. When Annabel refuses, she is forced into an impossible situation, which leads Jevan to believe she has betrayed him, regardless of the fact that her decision saves him from the hangman’s noose. As a devastating love triangle unfolds, disturbing revelations thrust Annabel into a startling reality, where nothing is as it seems. Now both her life and Jevan’s are in danger, and her fledging powers may not be enough to save them…

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ISBN-13: 9781626945685
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 11/26/2016
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Beekeeper's Daughter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Vicki_Goodwin More than 1 year ago
When you see the artwork of the cover, you get this feeling there is more to this story than beekeeping. It is an in-depth and amazingly well-written story of Annabelle and her one-time adversary, Jevan. As they grow you find there is more to them than just playmates. They have a rich history that unfolds in strong emotions and unusual personalities. When there are factors that are out of their control a totally different world opens for them both. That is when Alex the son of the wealthy landowner comes into the picture. With a strength to overwhelm Annabell with manipulation and trickery, her entire life is uprooted. She is forced to be tamed from the wild child that has been her life up until now. I truly loved this book. It made me nervous with its tension and the dangerous events that were occurring around Annabell, Jevan, and Alex. I kept a hope alive for the events to come around to a more palatable conclusion, but I was thwarted at every turn. If you love books that will keep you hopeful, worried, and surprised, this is the book to choose
cj_petterson More than 1 year ago
Marvelous descriptions bring the reader into the all-important sense of place, and in The Beekeeper’s Daughter, author Jane Jordan takes readers into the moors of England in the middle 1800s with ease. You know immediately where you are and recognize what you see, hear, and smell. The opening tells you this novel will be a page turner. Then the characters are introduced—each is singularly and fully developed along the way. Each characterization brings the reader deeper into the setting and the tale being told. The main characters, Anabel and Jevan, grow up together but grow apart then together again. Fellow Mystery Thriller Week author Jordan has a great grasp of the thriller concept: Get your protagonist up a tree and then throw rocks at her. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys their thrillers filled with angst, anger, hatred, forbidden love, and betrayal. The pages turn rapidly as each chapter is filled with unexpected twists and turns. When the power of dark arts erupts in a family of witches, the results are unpredictable, fiery, and deadly. Be ready for a surprise ending