Book Review, “The Beekeeper’s Son,” Kelly Irvin author

the beekeepers son coverThe Beekeeper’s Son, by Kelly Irvin, is the first book in The Amish of Bee County series. It is a touching story that reminds the reader of God’s ability to reign in all situations.

Deborah Lantz is certainly not happy about moving from Tennessee to Texas with her family. Her plan is to stay only long enough to hear from Aaron and receive his summons to return and marry him. Phineas King, terribly scarred from an accident as a child which claimed his mother’s life, attempts to stay away from people, focusing on the bees that his family raises. When the two begin spending more and more time together, both find their plans changing.

I enjoyed this book. Anyone who has moved can relate to Deborah’s fears and to the adjustments that she resented. Phineas’ choices to distance himself from people in order to avoid being judged is also a very common decision for many people. The characters in this story were well-developed, feeling like old friends by the end of the story.

I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction.


I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.


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