Monday, 18 July 2022

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ The Beekeeper at Elderflower Grove by Jaimie Admans


HQ Digital
15 July 2022

My thanks to the publisher and Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of the book
and the invitation to the blog tour.

Her new start is about to bee-gin!

Having moved into her mum’s spare room after a disastrous break-up, Kayleigh Harwood is desperate for a fresh start. When she sees an opening for a new beekeeper at the old manor house at Elderflower Grove she jumps at the chance – despite not knowing a thing about bees…

The abandoned house holds a mystery of its own – the previous owner vanished years ago – and locals have been inventing stories about the manor ever since. Unable to resist the urge to look around, Kayleigh is shocked to find drop-dead-gorgeous gardener Carey living inside!

Carey explains that the house and surrounding land is at risk of being demolished, endangering the bees, and he has been staying there to protect it.

Convinced the secret of the house holds the key to saving Elderflower Grove’s bees, Kayleigh is prepared to do everything she can to help. But is she ready to find her own happy-ever-after too…?

πŸ“– My Review ..

When Kayleigh Harwood takes on the job of beekeeper at Elderflower Grove she is determined to make a success of it even though she knows absolutely nothing about looking after bees. Armed with her Idiots guide to Beekeeping Kayleigh does her best to keep the bees comfortable and even though she is a beekeeping novice she quickly develops a real love for the bees  and her natural connection to them will be her saving grace.

There is an air of mystery at the abandoned manor house at Elderflower Grove and people have told of mysterious goings on and ghostly noises coming from the old house. Having a good old nosey around Kayleigh soon discovers that she's not the only one with a love for Elderflower Grove when she bumps into a rather good looking gardener called Carey, who has more than enough secrets of his own.

This fun story flows really well. I enjoyed getting to know Kayleigh, and learned a little bit about looking after bees, and their hives, in the process. The delapidated manor house quickly becomes another character in the story and I enjoyed how Kayleigh and Carey starting to get involved in caring for the old place whilst at the same time being sympathetic to its secrets.

There is much to enjoy in this light and easy romantic comedy. Kayleigh and Carey are both lovely characters and I enjoyed seeing their relationship flourish as the story develops. The addition of some quirky villagers who go by the name of Nectar Inspectors add a really fun element but there is also a serious side about conservation and cherishing the nature and heritage we have in our local communities.

The Beekeeper at Elderflower Grove is a lovely summer read, just perfect for relaxing in the garden with the scent of summer and the buzz of bees around you.

🍷Best read with...Bagels with honey and refreshing drink of elderflower cordial

About the Author

Jaimie is a 36-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of several romantic comedies for Harper Collins - The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It's a Wonderful Night, The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea, Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm, The Little Bookshop of Love Stories, The Wishing Tree Beside the Shore, The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane, The Post Box at the North Pole, and The Beekeeper at Elderflower Grove.

Twitter @be_the_spark #TheBeekeeperAt ElderflowerCove


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