Saturday, January 3, 2015

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I typically post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that we recently moved and I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them. 

The book I am featuring this week is one that we read for my book group. The gal who selected it works at the local bee farm. They supply bees and honey all over the US. We all loved it and there was a lot to discuss. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

The Wedding Bees

The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Paperback & e-book, 368 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Sugar Wallace did not believe in love at first sight, but her bees did. . . .

Every spring Sugar Wallace coaxes her sleepy honeybee queen—presently the sixth in a long line of Queen Elizabeths—out of the hive and lets her crawl around a treasured old map. Wherever the queen stops is their next destination, and this year it's New York City.

Sugar sets up her honeybees on the balcony of an East Village walk-up and then––as she's done everywhere since leaving South Carolina––she gets to know her neighbors. She is, after all, a former debutante who believes that manners make the world a better place even if they seem currently lacking in the big city.

Plus, she has a knack for helping people. There's Ruby with her scrapbook of wedding announcements; single mom Lola; reclusive chef Nate; and George, a courtly ex-doorman. They may not know what to make of her bees and her politeness, but they can't deny the magic in her honey.

And then there's Theo, a delightfully kind Scotsman who crosses Sugar's path as soon as she gets into town and is quickly besotted. But love is not on the menu for Sugar. She likes the strong independent woman she's become since leaving the South and there's nothing a charmer like Theo can do to change her mind . . . only her bees can do that.

The Wedding Bees is a novel about finding sweetness where you least expect it and learning to love your way home.


About the author

Sarah-Kate Lynch is quite a cranky journalist of several decades who prefers making things up to recording them accurately. This is not very good if you are a journalist, which may explain (a) the crankiness and (b) why she now writes novels.

She also writes two columns in the New Zealand Woman's Day, New Zealand's best-selling weekly magazine. One is about nothing and the other is about travel.

Sarah-Kate lives in a cliff top house on the wild west coast of New Zealand's North Island with a lovely dog called Ginger and a husband called Ted. Oh, hang on, no, that's not right. The dog is called Ted and the husband is Ginger.

Connect with Sarah-Kate 

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  1. Awww, she has a dog named Ginger! My first pup was named Ginger, too. :) This novel sounds wonderful - would love to read it! I'm going to add it to my GoodReads to-be-read list. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. We had a dog named Ginger too, I love that name. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I like the sound of the book. I have added it to my must read list.

  3. Sounds like a good book! Thank you for the giveaway :) Cheers to 2015!

  4. I have this book on my wish list.

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  5. I would love to have this book. it sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance to win and I absolutely love your blog!!

    1. Thanks Jessica! I love that you love The Book Bag! Happy reading.

  6. The Wedding Bees sounds like a fun lighthearted read, thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  8. I am so glad to get a chance to win this book. Thank you for this giveaway!
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  9. It sounds like a sweet and interesting book. I'd like to learn more about the bees. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  10. This is a really cool sounding book. The Queen Bee sort of does a little bit of dowsing or pendulum work, without the implements! Very cool. I sense a little bit of white magic at work, and you know, the Queen Bee has the best "Woman's Intuition"!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't heard alot about the book but looks interesting.

  12. A wonderful which interests me greatly. My first dog was named Ginger. many thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Thank you for the giveaway, This looks like a great book.

  14. I've heard such good things about this. It's been on my to buy list.


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