The Beekeeper by Bev Prescott

Forced vacation at an apiary in Maine opens an overworked attorney’s eyes to a new passion for life and home.

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Coming June 2020

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Nora Riendeau is a hard-charging attorney on the cusp of achieving the capstone of her career. When she collapses after a flawless cross-examination during a high-profile case, her doctor orders her to take time off. Reluctantly, Nora realizes that this rare opportunity will allow her to reconnect with her Aunt Midge, who has turned to beekeeping to save her farm in Maine. While she’s there, Nora becomes friends with a mysterious beekeeper named Avril and reconnects with her old girlfriend, Johanna.

When a powerful storm ravages the community, the four women join forces to help the town rebuild. Despite this newfound energy and sense of belonging, Nora is soon compelled to return to her legal career in Boston. But it doesn’t take long for her to begin questioning the decision because she returns time and again to the lesson she learned from the bees, and she can’t seem to shake herself free from their passion for life and home.

Nora knows she needs to make some choices—about her career in Boston, about her feelings for Midge, Johanna, and Avril, and about her desire to care for the bees. For Nora, critical thinking is second nature, and so it becomes abundantly clear that the only question that matters is whether her truest passion lies in an adrenaline-filled Boston courtroom, or with the amazing women at Aunt Midge’s apiary.


BEV PRESCOTT was born in the mountains of the West, raised in the heartland, and educated in the South. She’s been a sergeant in the US Air Force, a scientist, and an environmental attorney. Home is at the edge of a meadow in Maine, where she shares her life with a clever calico cat named Lil, several honeybee colonies, and her spouse of twenty-seven years.

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