The Enlightenment of Bees


      The Enlightenment of Bees
Rachel Linden s newest contemporary women s fiction story speaks to the universal struggle of what it means to live a meaningful life where the passions we have meet the needs of the world.At 26, idealistic baker Mia West has her entire life planned out a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, baking at The Butter Emporium, and the love of her life, her boyfriend Ethan, by her side But when Ethan breaks up with her instead of proposing on their sixth dating anniversary with the Tiffany blue box in his pocket , Mia s carefully planned future crumbles.Adrift and devastated, she determines to find new meaning in her life by helping those in need Guided by recurring dreams about honeybees that seem to be leading her toward this new path in life, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on an around the world humanitarian trip funded by the reclusive billionaire, Lars Lindstrom Along with a famous grunge rock star, an Ethiopian immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the trip of a lifetime From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia s eyes are opened and her idealistic vision is challenged as she experiences the euphoria, disillusionment, and heartbreaking reality of humanitarian work abroad.As Mia grapples with how to make a difference in an overwhelmingly difficult world, circumstances force her to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the unexpected life she has built. Download The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures living and traveling in fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her stories She holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, a BA in Literature from Huntington University, and studied creative writing at Oxford University Rachel lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children She enjoys creating stories about hope and courage with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy Connect with her via her website at RachelLinden.com and Facebook AuthorRachelLinden

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Enlightenment of Bees
  • Rachel Linden
  • 24 March 2019
  • 0785221409

10 thoughts on “ The Enlightenment of Bees

  1. says:

    In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment of Bees beautifully explores what it means to find the sweet spot in life where our greatest passions meet the world s greatest need 4 Bee utiful stars Encouraging and uplifting, The Enlightenment of Bees is a lighthearted summertime read about main character Mia finding the right direction for herself while helping others And that s what she sets out to do In a snap, Mia, along with her friend, volunteer as aids with a global In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment...

  2. says:

    The Enlightenment of Bees is the story of a girl whose perfect life and all expectations are flipped upside down and she goes on a journey to find herself and her new place in the world While this storyline has been done a million times, the uniqueness in this book is what Mia does next She joins a humanitarian trip around the world to do good for those less fortunate It is a beautiful and insightful look at human relations, poverty, love and loss, and chasing your dreams You can tell that The Enlightenment of Bees is the story of a girl whose perfect life and all expectations are flipped upside down and she goes on a journey to find herself and her new place in the world While this storyline has been done a million times, the uniqueness in this book is what Mia does next She joins a hu...

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    Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.So let me say it s an enjoyable read I m really rating the book 3.5 star i just rounded up This book to me was like drinking a nice cup of coffee on a Sunday morning while sitting on my balcony comforting and unhurried The story is about Mia West and her quest in life to find meaning and purpose Her life was where she wanted it and how she wanted full Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.So let me say it s an enjoyable read I m really rating the book 3.5 star i just rounded up This book to me was like drinking a nice cup of coffee on a Sunday morning while sitting on my balcony comforting and unhurried The story is about Mia West and her quest in life to find meaning and purpose Her life was where she wanted it and how she wanted full of contentment A man that she loves, embarking on the next chapter in t...

  4. says:

    Remember, Mia, your place in this world is the space where your greatest passion meets the world s great pain, she says firmly Go now and find that place I really loved this book There are some parts that are a bit difficult to believe, like the whole Lars scenario, but overall the plot is meaningful and really made me think I especially appreciated the parts that deal with voluntourism which is what most humanitarian or mission trips turn out to be They aren t lasting changes that will Remember, Mia, your place in this world is the space where your greatest passion meets the world s great pain, she says firmly Go now and find that place I really loved this book There are some parts that are a bit difficult to believe, like the whole Lars scenario, but overall the plot is meaningful and really made me think I especially appreciated the parts that deal with voluntourism which is w...

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    I received a digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed The Enlightenment of Bees a coming of age story rooted in the desire to live a life of service.The plot follows Mia, a young woman from Seattle who embarks on a global humanitarian service trip after the life she had planned falls apart One of the things I liked most about the book was the way it portrayed the service trip The characters were very aware that they weren t I received a digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed The Enlightenment of Bees a coming of age story rooted in the desire to live a life of service.The plot follows Mia, a young woman from Seattle who embarks on a global humanitarian service trip after the life she had planned falls apart One of the things I liked most about the book was the way it portrayed the service trip The characters were very aware that they weren t changing the world with their service trip, but were doing the best they could with the resources they had I also appreciated the book s analysis on how to use wealth for global service.The book focuses a lot on the global refugee crisis, and I thought this angle seemed well researched, which I appreciated The author s descriptions of cities and cultures seemed authentic and mindful of different world cultures, and as someone who love...

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    2 stars Wow Most readers gave this book a 4 star rating but I had a hard time taking it seriously One of the characters took designer clothes on a humanitarian trip The fact that some of the characters initially thought that the trip would be a good opportunity to explore different countries seemed shallow and ridiculous Who would expect to have the chance to visit the Taj Mahal while working to provide relief in the slums of Mumbai The main character lied in her interview when she said 2 stars Wow Most readers gave this book a 4 star rating but I had a hard time taking it seriously One of the characters took designer clothes on a humanitarian trip The fact that some of the characters initially thought that the trip would be a good opportunity to explore different countries seemed shallow and ridiculous Who would expect to have the chance to visit the Taj Mahal while working to provide relief in the slums of Mumbai The main character lied in her interview ...

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    Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Just Read Tours for a copy of The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden Please see my bio for the book tour landing page as well as the purchase link if you are interested Synopsis of the book will be included in the comments.The Enlightenment of Bees is a cute read Following Mia West, within the first few chapters of the book she is dumped by he...

  8. says:

    The Enlightenment of Bees is a heartwarming story about a young woman s quest to find out who she is, and how she can use her skills and passion to make a difference in the world In a matter of days, Mia loses both her boyfriend and her job, leaving her lost and confused She embarks on a humanitarian mission that takes her to the slums of India and to a refugee camp in Hungary The author did a wonderful job of placing me in those places, feeling the despair, the poverty, the distress Mia was The Enlightenment of Bees is a heartwarming story about a young woman s quest to find out who she is, and how she can use her skills and passion to make a difference in the world In a matter of days, Mia loses both her boyfriend and her job, leaving her lost and confused She embarks on a humanitarian mission that takes her to the slums of India and to a refugee camp in ...

  9. says:

    I picked this book up solely for the cover Imagine my surprise to find a story that has all my favorite things Food, travel, Mother Teresa, bravery, service to others, courage, hope and love Mia was a nice person who really had good intentions when she signs up for a humanitarian service trip She s struggling to find her place and purpose I enjoyed Mia s journey and could tell the author has experience and knowledge of international issues I could feel the despair and the poverty in the I picked this book up solely for the cover Imagine my surprise to find a story that has all my favorite things Food, travel, Mother Teresa, bravery, service to others, courage, hope and love Mia was a nic...

  10. says:

    Wow This was quite the adventurous ride Mostly I understood all too well all the indescribable feelings of visiting another culture for the first time and being faced with all the needs you aren t certain how to handle Listening to this audiobook just took me immediately back to my first foray into a different country and culture from my own and every bit of wonder and uncertainty I felt Mia s emotions as she tried to understand just what this adventure was doing to her insides completely Wow This was quite the adventurous ride Mostl...

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