Penulis/Author: Sue Monk Kidd (2001)
Penerbit/Publisher: Headline, Review
Cetakan/Edition: 18th Paperback 2004
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was just four years old. Now at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother’s love. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh and unyielding father, she has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant.
When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice, the pair follow a trail left by a woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
That is the quote taken from the book’s rear cover. The story is capturing and lovable, it’s difficult to put down. Readers will notice that the main characters in the story are women and the story evolves around women. Smart, poignant and funny, this is the story that you will have to dig inside feel the charms, a story dedicated to women, girlfriends and mothers who stand up and provide shelter to each other during good times and bad times.