Meg Davenport was a young lady, raised in a fancy boarding school to be ready for marrying well. When her distant father passes away unexpectedly, Meg finds herself in a bit of a pickle - it turns out her father wasn't quite the wealthy business man she thought he was, but rather, a swindler and a thief. So Meg decides she is going to follow in her father's footsteps and become a thief, too, much to the dismay of the man her father was mentoring. Ian Maguire knows the man would never have wanted his daughter to become a thief too, but then again... she's perfect to help him pull off his biggest heist yet: the Pemberton family's collection of gold bricks. If Meg would move in with the family for the summer - under the guise of working in their beautiful garden - perhaps his plan could work. Will they give in to temptation and pull it off without being caught? Or will love bloom in the garden?
Spattered with very entertaining quotes from Madame Marisse's Handbook For Young Ladies, this book provides a little glimpse into the life of a young lady back in the 1800's and how she was supposed to behave. No kissing before she was married, no embarrassing others, and certainly, no swooning just to get attention. ;) While Madame Marisse didn't really exist - the standards did. (Methinks maybe if they still did somewhat, things would be a little better in our world... but I digress) The storyline at times made me giggle, and it was an enjoyable read - although the book rolled in a little long at over 400 pages. Take note if you're a slow reader, although once you get into the story it seems to go by fast.
The book contains a note from the author, as well as a reading group guide with discussion questions.
Bees In The Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang is a paperback Christian Fiction novels published by Tyndale House. It is 432 pages. The suggested cover price is $12.99, but Amazon has it available for $11.51 as of this posting. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.