Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Bees in the Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang
Bees in the Butterfly Garden is probably one of my most anticipated books this year. I couldn't wait to get it! And then I had to pace myself while reading it. It's one of those books where I just wanted to lay in bed all day and read. It was so lovely to be transported back into time and have an adventure.
The story is about a young woman, Meg, who discovers that her father has died. She was raised in a boarding school, so she never knew much about her father. She takes this moment to discover what she's been missing and what she discovers is that her father was a thief. Meg decides that she will prove to herself and to her dead father that she could have been a thief as well and that she should have been allowed to be part of his life.
Meg promises her father's protege, Ian, that she will discover where the famous Pemberton gold is located so that he can steal it. In order to do this, she has to spend the summer with the young Pemberon's in New York.
One of the things that I loved about this book is that he victims turn out to be the true heroes. The Pemberton family has a tradition during times of discourse to choose between justice, mercy and grace. The grace that the Pemberton family shows to those that meant them harm is an example that inspires me.
I have continued to think about this story and have used the characters to encourage myself in different situations since reading it. Another great work from Maureen Lang!
This book was given to me as part of the Tyndale Blog Network. I'm never required to give positive reviews.