What’s not to love about Bea’s Garden?
Its higgledy-piggledy layout, fascinating plants and occasional resident black cat makes it the most charming place to visit on a sunny afternoon. Plus Bea has bees – and her Honey Festival is sure to create a buzz.
But not everyone thinks Bea’s Garden is the bee’s knees.
The Man at the Big House next door has been a thorn in Bea’s side for the longest time, with his unnecessarily snippy letters about her beautiful climbing plants ruining his ‘clean lines’. Could he and his poisonous project manager Carla pose problems for her Festival? Or can Bea rely on the Man’s cousin – and her newest annual pass holder – Marcus Rainton to fight her corner?
With bee best friends, big black cats, a secret garden gate and a surprising identity reveal, Bea’s Garden is surely in line for its most magical summer yet!
Other books in series: Every Witch Way, A Little Bit of Christmas Magic and It Started with a Giggle , It Started with a Pirate and It Started with a Wedding.
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.
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A lovely new book in the Schubert series but can easily stand alone. The heroine, Bea, s running honey garden and this tale of her tribulations with her neighbour will have you smiling and sympathising along with her. A gentle, delightful, magical story.
5* An entertaining plot with a cat to the rescue
Kirsty Ferry’s sixth book in the Schubert series is a fairy story for adults, it also has all the ingredients for an excellent pantomime. The heroine, Bea, runs Bea’s Garden, she’s lovely, slightly eccentric, loves her garden and has a tame bee called Bertie. The hero, Marcus Rainton, is something big on the telly and Bea thinks he’s visiting his cousin at the Big House next door. Carla is the villain – oh, what a villain, boo hiss – she lives at the Big House where she’s supposed to be project managing renovations, but clearly has designs to be the Lady of the Manor while constantly making trouble for Bea. Mustn’t forget Schubert, an extraordinary black cat who’s able to communicate his desires (orders) to his human family and provides most of the magic in the book. Many other characters from Kirsty’s previous books make welcome appearances, all this combines into a fun read.
Lighthearted and amusing, the way to lose half a day without really trying.
Another entertaining intervention from my favourite pussy cat (not a small compliment from a dog person) Kirsty Ferry has come up with another really good whimsical treat – her humour shines through as always, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story which I couldn’t put down till I had finished – hooked from the first paragraph with Bea dressed as a bee!! I have no hesitation in awarding 5 stars – a good romp.