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A Family of Women

Hello Dear Followers,

I know it has been a while since my last post, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write and since I have finished “The Secret Life of Bees” I thought I would write something brief about it.

I have to say again, this book did nothing for me. While I thought it was a decent book, I didn’t feel it tug at the heart strings. I found the part about May terribly sad but that was the only part I can honestly say did anything for me. Simply because she had a valuable message to her sisters and that was simply to live life, take chances and don’t mess things up.

The Secret Life of Bees

It also made me think how we all are in some way like May, we often carry heavy burdens on our shoulders and while we may not always start humming “Oh Susanna” and crying, we find out our own way of dealing with what life throws at us.

I do have to say I learned more about bees than I will probably ever know from reading this book, and about honey.

The ending was predictable, I won’t give it away, but needless to say it was predictable.  But this book does teach you the value of family, even ones who aren’t blood related will be there for you when you need them.

The movie I thought wasn’t all that good, but the casting was perfect.  I thought that they went too fast through the book.  Queen Latifah was the perfect August. It was funny before I knew who the characters would be in the movie, I only pictured Queen Latifah as I was reading. Good casting. I did think however Roseleen would have been older.

Until later..

“The Secret Life of Bees”

Also a major motion picture!

Hello Dear Followers,

I have to be honest, I attempted to start “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd twice in the last several years and each time I found myself not able to continue reading each time. but I am going to give this book a third try before I completely give up on it. Now, like I believe I mentioned before, I won’t start a book with this blog and not finish it, so you can be sure I will finish the book this time around.

I also don’t mean to deter any of you from this book either, I am sure I will enjoy it or at least respect it in the end and I encourage you to follow along with me this month!

The story is set in South Carolina in 1964, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.  When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother” Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free.  They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina – a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughter’s for years to come.

Until next time…

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