Beekeeper's Ball, The

Genre: Fiction

Beekeeper's Ball, The

Performed by:
Christina Traister
#2 in Bella Vista

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land's bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried.Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.The dreamy sweetness of summer is the perfect time of year for a grand family wedding and the enchanting Beekeeper's Ball, bringing emotions to a head in a story where the past and present collide to create an unexpected new future.From 'one of the best observers of stories of the heart' (Salem Statesman-Journal), The Beekeeper's Ball is an exquisite and richly imagined novel of the secrets that keep us from finding our way, the ties binding us to family and home, and the indelible imprint love can make on the human heart.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 12 hours
Abridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Susan Wiggs

Biography:
Susan Wigg’s life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on a Puget Sound island and finds inspiration in the rhythm of the seasons and in the emotional dramas of everyday life. She’s been featured in the national media and is a popular speaker locally and nationally. She has written more than forty novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers from her hit series The Lakeshore Chronicles. A three-time RITA® Award winner, her books have been translated into two dozen languages. The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate and a passionate supporter of libraries and literacy. She loves hiking, biking, yoga and skiing, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.
Narrator
Christina Traister

Biography:
Christina Traister has worked nationally as a professional actor for over fifteen years with a career focusing on classical theatre. She currently teaches acting, voice, and stage combat in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, and lives in the country with her husband and four children.

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