Sue Monk Kidd / The Secret Life of Bees
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The Secret Life of Bees is a wonderful story that brings hope and strength to those that are in the midst of a journey through life. The author, Sue Monk Kidd, does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the story. By the end of the novel, the reader has developed a relationship with the main character, Lily Owens, and leaves you wondering what else lies ahead in Lilys life. The story begins during the summer of 1964 in South Carolina. We are immediately drawn into Lily's struggle with a vague memory of the death of her mother. Her mother was shot and killed in a freak accident when she was only four years old. Throughout Lily's journey we discover more and more about her mother and her death.