Review: The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy

Looking for a fun little piece of historical fiction? Look no further!

When Abi finds herself in need of some time to heal, she decides on a yoga retreat in rural France. Soon, however, she ends up taking a summer job at a château with a long history. As she herself recovers, she learns the story of another brave young woman from long ago…

Under the threat of war, young Eliane occupies herself with tending to the gardens and beehives at Château Bellevue. It is here that she finds, and then loses, love. Circumstances lead her to join the Resistance as France finds itself engulfed by the war and under German occupation.

As is the case with many pieces of historical fiction, this story is told from two viewpoints in two different time periods. And as is the case with the best of them, this one does a great job of meshing the two all the way to the very end. A definite must read if you’re a fan of the genre!


Buy It Now: The Beekeeper’s Promise

2 thoughts on “Review: The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy

  1. This book is so historically incorrect I could not read it, in 1917, they definitely did not have jacuzzi baths, large stainless steel refrigerators.
    Also the Open University was introduced in 1969.
    I think it extremely unlikely that a young women woul go off on the first night of meeting someone to sleep with them. This is all in chapter one. Therefore it is so unbelievably wrong.could not read any more.

    • I apologise for the above comments, I misread the dates on the chapter, and withdraw all my previous comments and read the book and then write a fair review

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