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Queen Bee

(2019)
(Book 13 in the Lowcountry Tales series)
A novel by

 
 
"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 best-selling author)

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times best-selling 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 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, roaring with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her 20th 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN: 0-06-286121-2 / 978-0-06-286121-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN: 0-06-286123-9 / 978-0-06-286123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN: 0-06-291260-7 / 978-0-06-291260-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Queen Bee Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN: 0-06-298554-X / 978-0-06-298554-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Queen Bee CD: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN: 0-06-293015-X / 978-0-06-293015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Queen Bee: A Novel (Lowcountry Tales Book 12)
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
Publisher: William Morrow
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