Hello, reader friends! We’re spotlighting new release The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden as part of a JustRead blog tour!
about the book
Title: The Enlightenment of Bees
Author: Rachel Linden
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Sometimes a shattered dream leads to an amazing journey.
At twenty-six, apprentice baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, a job baking at The Butter Emporium, and her first love—her boyfriend, Ethan—by her side. But when Ethan declares he “needs some space,” Mia’s carefully planned future crumbles.
Feeling adrift, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on a humanitarian trip around the world funded by a reclusive billionaire. Along with a famous grunge rock star, a Rwandan immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia’s heart is challenged and changed in astonishing ways—ways she never could have imagined. As she grapples with how to make a difference in a complicated world, Mia realizes she must choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life unfolding before her.
In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment of Bees beautifully explores what it means to find the sweet spot in life where our greatest passions meet the world’s greatest need.
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about the author
Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures in over fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her writing.
She is the author of Ascension of Larks, Becoming the Talbot Sisters, and The Enlightenment of Bees.
Currently, Rachel lives with her family in Seattle, Washington, where she enjoys creating stories about hope, courage, and connection with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy.
Visit her website or connect with Rachel on Facebook or Instagram!
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I just purchased this book at Baker Book House after a high recommendation by one of the authors in attanedance!
Oh yay! Happy reading, Rebecca!
This book seems to be everywhere! 🙂 Sounds very intriguing! Heading to get it now!
Wonderful! Happy reading, Sarah!!!
Hi Beth Erin! Thanks for highlighting The Enlightenment of Bees! I may have mentioned this to you on social media already, but Bees is a story close to my heart with lots of autobiographical elements. I was broken up with, chased by a shark, volunteered as an aid worker at the Roszke refugee camp, and the character of Nana Alice is based on my own 92 year old Grandma Sally’s late in life romance! Thanks for reading!
Hi Rachel! My pleasure!