Keeper of the Bees
- Category: Ages 13+, Golden Age, Nature Study, Upcoming Titles
A warn-torn WWI soldier hears the doctors give up hope for his recovery. He has a feeling that if he could live by the sea, get plenty of fresh air, exercise and sunshine, that he would begin to heal. So one day he slips out of the government hospital, and tottering toward the sea, he starts out weak and penniless on his great adventure.
Within a few days he finds a home, becomes a beekeeper in a lush California valley, and hurriedly becomes a bridegroom. Shortly after his strange marriage ceremony, the woman he met the previous evening and with whom he had only spoken a few sentences, hastily departs without a word of farewell.
With its rich nature lore, this gripping novel is a story the whole family will enjoy reading.
"I'm not so sure that what I called a Great Adventure in jesting merely to hearten myself may not possibly prove to be more of an adventure than I've reckoned on." —Jamie MacFarland
"...if I understand the province of a friend at all it consists largely in keeping one’s mouth shut and doing the things that will be of most benefit." —Margaret Cameron