The Honey Queen Author:Cathy Kelly To discover the sweetest things in life, you sometimes have to lose your way… — It’s easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone – the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops and cafes are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. And amidst all this activity, two women believe they are getting on just fine. — Franc... more »esca’s boundless energy help her to take everything in her stride, including a husband who has lost his job and the unwelcome arrival of the menopause, which has kicked in – full throttle.
Peggy has always been a restless spirit. But now, focused and approaching thirty, she has opened her own knitting shop on the town’s high street. It’s a dream come true, but she still feels adrift.
When Australian-raised Lillie finally makes it back home to Ireland, she is drawn right into the heart of Redstone’s thriving community. But what she thought would be an ending is actually just a beginning; all of Lillie’s hard-earned wisdom will soon be called into play as she helps new friends navigate unchartered territory. . .« less
I loved this book!! I wish this were a series. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Lillie, Frankie & Peggy quite yet. This is a charming story about three women's lives that takes place in a quaint little Irish town. Has characters that were easily related to, plot that wasn't overflowing with "extras" and refreshing cozy settings. I especially liked visiting the knitting shop. If you like Maeve Binchy then you will also like Cathy Kelly.
Cathy Kelly has been lauded as the natural successor to Maeve Binchy, and I have to agree. This was a totally involving, heartwarming tale with multiple plot lines and characters, that I had trouble putting down, couldn't wait to read the next page, yet kept wishing it would not end. I loved this book, as I have this author's previous books.