Monday, September 13, 2021

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope.

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again.

This was Tsundoku Squads August read.

I fell for this book hard and really loved it. Nuri and Afra were such great characters, and they both absolutely stole my heart. 

For me, and the rest of thesquad, I kept thinking this book was set so long ago, but really was set in recent times. And it made it even more so real with the awful things going on today in the real world. The descriptions were brilliant, and the love that poured from the pages was amazing. So many feelings were thrown around in this book, but I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t yet read it.

I’m hoping Christy Lefteri’s newest book ‘Songbird’ is just as good!

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