First Line Friday (week 401): He Should Have Told the Bees

Posted July 4, 2024 by meezcarrie in Amanda Cox, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, women's fiction / 6 Comments


Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox! This was my first read by Amanda and will most definitely NOT be my last. I was able to spend time with her at last year’s Rendezvous so I’m excited to hang out with her again this year. JustRead Rendezvous is an author/reader event that will take place in the Chicago area on Friday, November 15th. More details below – I’d love to see you there!


He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox

and the first line of chapter 1 of He Should Have Told the Bees is

The field dotted with white boxes hummed a song Beckett Walsh had tuned her life to.


Uncovering long-held family secrets may sting at first–but the result can be sweeter than honey

Beekeeper Beckett Walsh is living her dream, working alongside her father in their apiary, until his untimely death sends her world into a tailspin. She suddenly finds she must deal with a new part owner of the family business–one who is looking to sell the property. Beck cannot fathom why her father would put her into the position to lose everything they built together.

When Callie Peterson is named in the trust of a man she’s never heard of, she’s not sure what to do. Her fledgling business has just taken wing and her mother has reentered her life asking for help getting into rehab for her lifelong substance abuse issues, making Callie’s financial situation rather . . . precarious. She’s sure she has no right to someone else’s farm, but the money from the sale could solve her problems and give her the stability she’s always craved.

As these two women navigate their present conundrum, they will discover a complex and entangled past full of secrets–and the potential for a brighter future for both of them.

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My Review of He Should Have Told the Bees


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6 responses to “First Line Friday (week 401): He Should Have Told the Bees

  1. Gloria A

    I enjoyed this book very much. I just finished Dead, White, and Blue by Annie McEwen, another good book. The first line is:
    I always thought I was the type of person who knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life.

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