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.
About the Book
“I combed through the pages with delight. This book is going to cause a real buzz.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes a shattered dream leads to an amazing journey.
At twenty-six, apprentice baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, a job baking at The Butter Emporium, and her first love—her boyfriend, Ethan—by her side. But when Ethan declares he “needs some space,” Mia’s carefully planned future crumbles.
Feeling adrift, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on a humanitarian trip around the world funded by a reclusive billionaire. Along with a famous grunge rock star, a Rwandan immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia’s heart is challenged and changed in astonishing ways—ways she never could have imagined. As she grapples with how to make a difference in a complicated world, Mia realizes she must choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life unfolding before her.
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.
'...fine fine tale of personal transformation. . . readers will delight in Linden's global scope. . . '
'Mia has a true connection with the people she is serving, all while learning more about herself. Linden deftly combines excitement, romance, strong character development, and an empowered female.'
- ISBN: 9780785221401
- ISBN 10: 0785221409
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2019-07-09
- Pages: 336
- List Price: $16.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publication Date: 2019-07-09
- Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 20.000mm
- Weight: 271.000gr
- Category 1 : FICTION / Christian / General
- Category 2 : FICTION / Coming of Age
- Category 3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women