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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
From the unforgiving farmland of rural Maine comes a story of love and sacrifice, of family tragedies and obligations, and of the mysterious healing power of bees.

David Fickett's Nectar crosses three generations of beekeepers to tell the story of Regina Merritt, a determined woman who is forced at a young age to choose between happiness and survival. Her remarkable life i
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2003 by Forge Books (first published May 17th 2002)
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Justin Matott
A review I did for the Rocky Mtn News

Nectar is wrapped in the metaphor of the honey bee, the Queen, and all who wait upon her. The story is comprised of flashbacks as the tragedy of Ginny's life in the early 1900s in the backwoods of Maine is recounted.
Ginny is cold, calculating and driven to bring the world around her into submission. Her youngest child, Caleb, returns home to bury his surrogate father and, due to his mother's complicated relationships with three men, tries to determine his own
Could not put this down. Simple life mystery...who was Caleb's father and what was up with his mother? That story unfolding as well as the Washington County, Maine setting kept me reading til I untangled the web. This was a random library pick, didn't even love the cover,but I'm glad I picked it up and read it.
Another OK read, but forgettable. This strikes me as a book Oprah would like--rough life in rural Maine, plenty of abuse and hard knocks.
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