Honeysuckle Season

Honeysuckle Season[Download] ✤ Honeysuckle Season By Mary Ellen Taylor – Heartforum.co.uk From bestselling author Mary Ellen Taylor comes a story about profound loss, hard truths, and an overgrown greenhouse full of old secrets Adrift in the wake of her father’s death, a failed marriage From bestselling author Mary Ellen Taylor comes a story about profound loss, hard truths, and an overgrown greenhouse full of old secrets Adrift in the wake of her father’s death, a failed marriage, and multiple miscarriages, Libby McKenzie feels truly alone Though her new life as a wedding photographer provides a semblance of purpose, it’s also a distraction from her profound painWhen asked to photograph a wedding at the historic Woodmont estate, Libby meets the owner, Elaine Grant Hoping to open Woodmont to the public, Elaine has employed young widower Colton Reese to help restore the grounds and asks Libby to photograph the process Libby is immediately drawn to the old greenhouse shrouded in honeysuckle vinesAs Libby forms relationships and explores the overgrown—yet hauntingly beautiful—Woodmont estate, she finds the emotional courage to sort through her father’s office There she discovers a letter that changes everything she knows about her parents, herself, and the estate Beneath the vines of the old greenhouse lie generations of secrets, and it’s up to Libby to tend to the fruits born of longburied seeds.

A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, and its past is evident in her contemporary women's fiction, from her first The Union Street Bakery, set in Alexandria, to her latest, Spring House, which debuts July th and takes place on the state’s Eastern Shore In Spring House and her prior novels, Mary Ellen’s protagonists search for their place in the world They.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 356 pages
  • Honeysuckle Season
  • Mary Ellen Taylor
  • 24 August 2019

10 thoughts on “Honeysuckle Season

  1. Alayne Emmett says:

    Ooh this was a lovely book to read, I loved it from the first page to the last even though some of it was a little predictable I still enjoyed it . I hadn’t read this author before and this one came from Prime First Reads so I thought I’d try it, I’m so glad I did and I’m sure I’ll read more of hers in the future.
    Here’s hoping there is a second book in this series.

  2. Joni Mayhugh says:

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope there will be another book or two in the series, there are definitely more stories to be told. Like the other books I've read by Mary Ellen Taylor, this book has a current setting with a link to a backstory in the past. This one's backstory was in the 1940s.
    Rather than being an overly sweet romance where all of the characters are pretty and a broken fingernail is the biggest problem anyone faces, these folks have some challenges going on in their lives and they are working through them the best way they know how.
    My only complaint about this book was that it wasn't longer and that I'll have to wait a while to find out if there is going to be a follow up book in the series.

  3. Linda & says:

    An interesting story of secrets and generations. Flashbacks aren’t my favorite type of novels to read; however, I was able to keep up with the past characters and the current characters and the author wrapped it all up well at the end. It’s a good, solid story, and I do recommend it to those who enjoy women’s fiction.

  4. Deacon Tom Frankenfield says:

    An Experience Generations of Family Struggles

    Overall, I enjoyed this book. I am not a fan of multiple time frames and multiple characters combined in one story. To be honest, it often confuses me early — that’s the case here.

    However, the ending was powerful yet,emotionally draining. It touched me deeply.

    I recommend this book

  5. Carolyn says:

    Every single time I pick up a book by Mary Ellen Taylor, I am always blown away. And, here we go. This book grabbed me from the very first page. A complex mystery is presented from the beginning. Startling family secrets come into view. Locations are described with clarity. Complex, intriguing, life like, flawed characters appear. You are not only glued to the pages as they fly, you are immediately invested in each character and the story line itself. Emotions are engaged. And, when the whole story comes full circle, you are amazed. Geez, she is a good writer and story teller. Yep, another winner!!!

  6. Linda says:

    Another book by Mary Ellen Taylor that just draws you in and teases you along as storyline is enticingly revealed. Similar to her books Winter Cottage and Spring House, this story weaves together characters from two time eras: this time, present day and the 40s. Great character development, heart-tugging storylines, and locations beautifully described.

    I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  7. Gail Chianese says:

    I devoured this book. Mary Ellen Taylor has a magnificent talent for weaving the secrets of the past into the present.

    This was such a wonderful story of five women, their friendships, their familiar ties, their strengths, weakness, and their love. I enjoyed each and every character equally. When I was in Libby’s point of view, I was lost in her life, yet I couldn’t wait to get back to Sadie. The same for when I was reading Sadie’s chapters, and wanting to know what was going on with Olivia, and so on.

    My heart broke for each of these women over the blows that life as dealt them. Sadie and Olivia have such a wonderful, unexpected friendship. While their story clutched at my heartstrings, I couldn’t help cheering on their resolve to succeed and their devotion to each other. Libby’s story is equally touching with the trials and tribulations she’s suffered. I just wanted to hug her and tell her it was going to be okay. And it was fun watching her come back “to life” as sweet sparks flew between her and Colton. While Margaret and Elaine are more secondary characters, by the end of the book, I felt like they were old friends.

    Overall, this was a fabulous tale of how women can and do endure, how we are not the weaker sex, and most importantly, that love, whether it is the romantic kind or more often that of friends, can and does win in the end.

    I highly recommend any book by Mary Ellen Taylor.

  8. Kathleen says:

    I was given an ARC of this book to review. It was the first book by Mary Ellen Taylor that I have read and it will not be my last. I am in for some more good reading.

    This book was a wonderful read. It took us from the present to the past of the 1940’s, during war time and where she friendships begin but never end and they come to light in the next generation to come. Libby McKenzie is the daughter of the town Pediatrician and she comes back to Bluestone, VA to settle his estate and moves back into the house she grew up in. She has had a failed marriage and three miscarriages to deal with, but the big change in her life was one she did not see in her present. She always knew that she was adopted, but little did she know what she was going to find out about her biological parents when she was offered the chance to photograph a wedding at the Woodmont Estate. How Elaine Grant, the present owner of the estate and Colton Reese, who manages the estate grounds would come to mean so much to her past and into her future. Libbey reaches back in the past to come to terms with her present and to be able to see that there is a future for her and give her the one thing she dearly wants... family.

    This was a book that moves you from the first page to the last. Mary Ellen Taylor weaves as story that tugs at your heartstrings for the two women of different social class, who despite the men who try to control them in the 1940’s, become lasting friends and a young women that has gone through a failed marriage and the heartbreak of miscarriages, and another young woman in the 1970’s,who has to do the hardest thing imaginable, to become the strong women they were all meant to be.

    Thank you for the opportunity to the author and Netgally for giving me the chance to read this wonderful moving story.

  9. Kristi Lamont says:

    Alas, all good things must come to an end. And that is exactly what happened to my good-luck streak related to reading fluffy and free Kindle reads/Prime books from Amazon, all because I read Honeysuckle Season.

    I can't get too detailed or there will be spoilers, and I know that lots and lots and LOTS of people enjoy Ms Taylor's writing and want to read this book. So, on the off-chance they read this reaction to it, they should have no worries.

    On characters: Two seemed totally superfluous, one seemed a caricature of a certain type, many were supremely forgettable.

    On connections: In many cases, tenuous, at best.

    On structure: I always enjoy when a story alternates between time periods. In this one category, the book did _not_ prove the exception to the rule. I just wished our author had not tried to put such drama and mystery in places where they really were not necessary. Instead, she should have fleshed out characters and some minor storylines that had potential at the outset, but went nowhere. Very slowly.

    Overall: Forgettable, for the most part. My mother should not waste her time on it, and instead should be patting herself on the back that she did not select this book as her August freebie.

  10. Virginia Campbell says:

    Author Mary Ellen Taylor is a very special storyteller with a unique way of weaving women's fiction with romance, history,and mystery--it's a compelling mix. Honeysuckle Season is a time-spanning tale which takes readers back and forth on a journey from the WWII Era to present day in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Libby McKenzie is at a crossroads in her life--divorced--no husband, no children, and now she has lost her father. Returning to Bluestone, Virginia is a step back in time, but hopefully, it will also be a step forward. Starting life anew as a wedding photographer gives her focus, and she accepts the assignment of covering a wedding at Woodmont, a historic estate dating back to the early 1700's. The owner of the estate, Elaine Grant has restoration of the home and property in mind so that it can be reopened to the public, and she asks Libby to record the process on film. She has also hired Colton Reese as an overseer and repairman for the revitalization of Woodmont. Colton is a widower with two young sons, and, like Libby, he has personal issues to overcome. Layers of the past are uncovered as many years of overgrowth, age, and neglect are cleared away. In particular, the greenhouse has been a keeper of secrets, and now its generations of truths are about to be revealed. Readers will be sure to enjoy learning the honeysuckle secret, and as a special treat, the author has included delicious recipes for scrumptious sweets. I was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, and I wouldn't live anywhere else. There truly is Mountain Magic. Honeysuckle Season is rich in emotion and atmosphere. A highly recommended read from author Mary Ellen Taylor.

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