Sue Monk Kidd’s debut novel The Secret Life of Bees is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story of families found in odd places. Lily Owen, 14, lives a life with her abusive father, imaging a mother’s love which she barely remembers. Escaping her home with her nanny Rosaleen, she runs to Tiburon, South Carolina, searching for information about her mother. There she finds women who will change her life, and her idea of family.
Try The Secret Life of Bees if you enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd’s sophomore novel The Mermaid Chair.