The Secret Life of Bees.

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The other week I finished The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I read another one of her books, The Mermaid Chair, a few years ago which I enjoyed. So, when I saw this book on a "Best Books" list, I was excited to try it. (That and it was only $3 on Kindle, amen?)

I loved this book for a number of reasons. First, Kidd's style makes for an easy read, yet the plot is one that you don't really want it to be over so quickly. I loved the characters and how they were quirky and unique, yet so relatable and lovable. I loved how the book is somewhat of a "period drama"- drawing scenes from life in the South in the 60's. The story revolves around Lily, a young girl who runs away from home, carrying deep hurt from the loss of her mother and the lack of love from her father. The story has a great redemptive quality that I loved:

"Kidd demonstrates the power of women coming together to heal those wounds, to mother each other and themselves, to create a sanctuary of true family and home." (book intro)

This book really hit a note with me and I enjoyed reading it. We watched the movie on Amazon prime over the weekend, and while it was good, it was not as good as the book. :)

Happy summer reading, friends!

*Other Sue Monk Kidd books*


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