Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Reading Level: Adult
In The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd wraps a coming-of-age tale around a search for one's mother, plunks it down into the racially-charged South Carolina during the civil rights movement and sets it all alight with a dose of feminine spirituality. It is, however, an inspirational feminist tale with strong female characters. And while it has already proven its mettle as a best-selling novel with universal appeal, it will particularly enchant the female reader. And more particularly, female beekeepers.
I just got finished reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd...and I LOVED IT! As I lay reading, I could actually taste the sweet honey and feel the heat of a southern summer day. It is beautifully written and the emotive narrative really is in a class of its own.
I give it 4 stars!! Please go out and read it!!