Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bees in the Butterfly Garden

Bees in the Butterfly Garden
Maureen Lang

Meg has spent most of her life at an exclusive boarding school. When she learns of her father’s death, who she hasn’t seen in years, she returns to his home to learn about the man who paid for her schooling. What she finds is not what she expected. He is a thief, a con man. He didn’t have any contact with her because he wanted her to live a better life. But she sets out to become a thief as well. Her father is gone, but she wants to prove that she could have fit into his world. She tries to convince her father’s protégé that she is fit for the job, but he fights her the entire way.

This story is about forgiveness and redemption.  It’s a “modern” day story about the thieves on the cross and how one asked for forgiveness and the other turned his head.
This story began really slowly for me. Meg was annoying, the father’s fiancé seemed fake and I couldn’t get interested in the story. It wasn’t until about 2/3 of the way through the book that it began to pick up. The story seemed to flow smoothly, I just couldn’t get engaged. The author mentioned that she wrote the book to fit a title that she loved. And I think maybe that is why parts of the story didn’t seem to mesh well.  This book was only an okay for me.

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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