• The Beekeeper's Son

  • Amish of Bee County, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Irvin
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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The Beekeeper's Son

By: Kelly Irvin
Narrated by: Angela Brazil
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Publisher's Summary

Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother's life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?

Deborah can't get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas - hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars - she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn't sent for her. As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven't turned out the ways they imagined, they discover that perhaps God's plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead.

©2014 Kelly Irvin (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The awesome power of faith and family over personal desire dominates this beautifully woven masterpiece." ( Publishers Weekly starred review)

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Book lover. No matter what forum.

I was so happy to see this book in audible. I had bought it in trade but am sick and didn't get a chance to read it. So I listened to it. It was excellent and so was the narrator. I'm hoping to see future books by Kelly Irvin on audible. One of my favorite authors.

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Horrible narrator.

The story was really good but it was hard to listen to. The narrator is robotic takes unnecessary pauses at the wrong moments and puts way too much emphasis on the wrong syllables.

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Excellent!

An exceptionally written book. One of the best I have ever read. The audio recording was equally good!!

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A lovely story

Thank you Kelly & Angela for writing & narrating a nice, pleasurable love story. I’ll definitely be looking for more of your audio books

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This is a great book!

I really loved this book. It is about a mother and a daughter, how they eventually move on after the loss of spouse, father. Grief is addressed in this story and so is the fact that in time grief can heal through love and patience. I found some healing while reading this book for I find it providential that I have read it just two weeks after losing my beloved mother. The nice thing I liked about this story is how Deborah did not want to move or go forward but when she left the place she loved, she discovered love and the place she moved to became home. So perhaps when we go through our greatest losses, maybe we can find our deepest felt joy.

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wonderful book!

I love this story, excited to continue with the series! The author keeps your attention!

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full of faith

beautifully written story about facing change an adversity and using Faith to overcome it. Although it's based in Amish culture - it applies to any believer.

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I did not Angela Brazil’s narration . Her voice was hard and angry. I enjoy Amish books because I am reminded of the goodness and kindness of a simple life. I felt like this book was angry.

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Beekeeper's Son

I really enjoyed listening to this story. I found myself rooting for Deborah and Phineas, especially during the storm. Excellent story of truly seeing the beauty someone from the inside out.
Phineas was a young Amish man who had been severely scared/misfigured in an accident as a child(,he lived in Texas and was a beekeeper).
Deborah was a young Amish girl whose family had moved from Tennessee to Texas.

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Love the book .Awesome stort

The character we're good and loved the way they grew through out the story. Great climax. Written wonderfully.