This is Lily's story, a 14 year old growing up in South Carolina during much social upheaval in the 1960's. From the very first page, I knew that this would be a great read.
Lily is longing for a mother's love and gets more than she bargained for when she meets with the beekeeping sisters, May, June and August. Each one teaches Lily something different about herself; strength, love, compassion. Rosaleen and the Daughters of Mary are also wonderful characters in Lily's life who help to teach her life's hardest lessons.
Treat yourself to a wonderful journey as Lily discovers the power and love of these wonderful characters. I hope to read more of Sue Monk Kidd in the years to come.
I would highly recommend this book. It's a treasure to keep.