Today I am reviewing A Bee in Her Bonnet the second book in The Honeybee Sisters trilogy, by one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Beckstrand.
Here is the brief synopsis:
“Their bees produce the most delectable honey in all of Wisconsin. And the three Christner girls are fondly known as The Honeybee Sisters throughout their peaceful Amish community — where their spirited sweetness is attracting any number of hopeful suitors. . .
Lively, determined, and independent, Poppy Christner isn’t about to let some vandal keep making mischief on her family’s farm.
She’s been outrunning boys and standing up for picked-on children ever since she was a girl — no matter how much her prideful, arrogant schoolmate Luke Bontranger insulted her.
So Poppy certainly doesn’t need his interference now, especially since he’s made it plain he prefers demure, ladylike companions.
In fact, if Luke doesn’t stop helping her find the culprit–and growing humble and remorseful–she’ll be forced to notice how handsome his change-of-heart is making him. And that could mean falling in love–maybe for a lifetime…
The Honeybee sisters are back — and so are their vandals!
Every time they turn around, something else has happened. Poppy Christner is determined to find the vandals — and make them stop.
When Luke Bontrager heard Poppy screaming as he’s driving past the Honeybee farm, he came running to her rescue. But he didn’t expect to find her jogging alongside an old car, with her fingers caught between the top of the window and the car door. After Luke rescues her, does Poppy thank him? No! She’s angry with him for letting the vandals get away!
Doesn’t this sound amazing already! Of course, it does. Jennifer had my attention from the very first sentence — and I truly didn’t put the book down until I finished it. As a matter of fact, I stayed up past 2 A.M. to finish it. It’s not the first time I’ve stayed up late to finish a book — and it won’t be the last.
Jennifer Beckstrand has once again written an intriguing, funny story with delightful characters. You’ll soon find yourself wanting to visit the small Wisconsin community to meet the Honeybee sisters and their friends.
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt