Queen Bee: A Novel A Novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
  • List: $26.99  |  Sale: $18.89
    Club: $13.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Queen Bee: A Novel

Author: Dorothea Benton Frank

Narrator: Shannon McManus

Unabridged: 10 hr 8 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 05/28/2019

Genre: Fiction - Contemporary Women

Synopsis

“If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank." —Elin Hilderbrand, the New York Times bestselling author

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorthea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan’s Island.

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale, warm, wise and hilarious, roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.

Recommended

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an ...

Narrator: Cathleen McCarron
Published: 05/09/2017

What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she come...

Narrator: Tamara Lovatt Smith
Published: 09/20/2011

Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
Shelter in Place
by Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place―a powerful tale of heart, heroism…and propulsive suspense.It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movi...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 05/29/2018

Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret A #1 New York Times Bestseller  Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.   A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly...

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/29/2014

The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty
The Husband's Secret
by Liane Moriarty

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.Three women. One secret. And a letter that will change everything—forever.Tess. Rachel. Cecilia....

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/30/2013

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

The New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture; US release on June 3, 2016.They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life&mdash...

Narrator: Various
Published: 12/31/2012

Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jo...

Narrator: Audra McDonald
Published: 10/11/2016

The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah

*The #1 New York Times bestseller*The newest audiobook sensation from Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of The Nightingale.This program is read by acclaimed narrator Julia Whelan, whose enchanting voice brought Gone Girl and Fates and Furies to lif...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 02/06/2018

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah

In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...

Narrator: Polly Stone
Published: 02/03/2015
{"id":"3149281","ean":"9780062861245","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Queen Bee: A Novel","subtitle":"A Novel","author":"Dorothea Benton Frank","rating_average":"4.15","narrator":"Shannon McManus","ubr_id":"3149281","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"26.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Shannon McManus","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hours 20 minutes","abr_length":"Abridged: "}