Chick lit

The Beekeeper’s Ball (Bella Vista Chronicles #2) by Susan Wiggs

This was a strange version of its genre. I have recently finished a completely focused book on Italy and World War II ( Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan) and it seemed funny that I would randomly pick a book that was fifty percent based on the war again.

This is again a second book of a series that I read the first of quite a long while ago. Isabel is trying to reinvent her life and her home with an unexpected windfall. Her hero of the book is a nonfiction writer who has lived through multiple dangerous situations. He has arrived at Bella Vista because he is writing a biography on Isabel’s grandfather and his heroic actions during the war. This is the reason that half the book is a flashback giving us an insight into the older characters of the story. Both the lead protagonists have baggage that they shed along the way.

The book has the usual spiel with the girl meeting boy and happily ever after following through but is told well with a special bit of information provided at the end in case there is to be a third book in the series.

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