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Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Charm a Beekeeper's Heart

If we take the title of the book and try to answer it with the contents of the book, sometimes the answer is convoluted.  But that is how real life plays out.  It's not a neat package that moves from one episode to another seamlessly, there are messes that interfere with our nicely planned out lives.  Candice Sue Patterson has written a novel that mimics the messiness of life and still tells a compelling story with love, angst, pathos, and joy.

Arianne runs a bridal shop and lives in a small apartment upstairs from the shop with her daughter and her sister. So far, her sister has not done anything with her life but be a mooch on Arianne.

Huck's Uncle Martin has died and Huck inherited the building that Arianne's bridal shop occupies.  She hasn't paid rent in ten months, so Huck shows up to evict her.  Huck and Arianne have a history that isn't a pretty one, but somehow Huck wants to overcome that.

When Huck has an accident on his motorcycle and breaks his body to bits, he needs someone who can take care of him during his long rehab.  Arianne has been part of the way through medical school and has the knowledge to help in his recovery, but he's most unwilling to have Arianne be his caretaker until it comes down to the fact that he has no one else who can help.

A few misunderstandings and a couple of accidents later, it looks as if Huck's chances are slim to none and Slim left town.

I've not read a book by Candice before, but this won't be my last one.  There is a reality to her book that encourages my heart. I started this book yesterday and finished it today.  It was a better read than I expected and it left me wanting more.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a jar of honey to sweeten your life

My thanks to White Rose Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

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