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Mrs Sophie M Moss

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  • The Beekeeper's Promise

  • By: Fiona Valpy
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer - and her life. In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • French accent

  • By Idalmis on 14-12-18

Beautiful story of courage and resilience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Beautiful story of courage and resilience of two women in particular, whose stories are parallel ed and intertwined across time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

January 1946 and writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a man in Guernsey, who has found her name written inside a book. As they exchange letters, she is drawn into the eccentric world of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which boasts a charming cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Christina O'Brien on 30-07-18

Captivating, poignant, heartwarming story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Written in the form of letters corresponding between the main characters. This heartwarming story set in post War Guernsey, tells of of the poignant, at times amusing reliance amidst great hardship, and how the literary society was their salvation, their sense of normality and kinship. I was inspired to read this book having recently seen the movie. Although a little slow paced to start with, and needing to get used to a correspondence style narrative, the story in all its richness unfolds and is captivating. In my opinion it's much better than the movie, which only gives the bare bones of the story. I definitely recommend this book to others, whether you read it or listen on audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful