I decided to read THE BEE KEEPER’S APPRENTICE 100% because

I decided to read THE BEE KEEPER’S APPRENTICE 100% because

2/18/2021, 5:59:36 PM
I decided to read THE BEE KEEPER’S APPRENTICE 100% because of title and cover. I love bees 🐝 so when I was scrolling Libby for something that was both available and looked interesting, this met both the criteria. Haha. I had zero idea that this was Sherlock Holmes inspired story or that this story would have nothing to do with bees, really. 😂 . In a nutshell, a young girl (Mary Russell) is out for a walk one day and basically trips over Sherlock Holmes out in a field because she was reading a book and not paying attention (Relatable). Mary and Sherlock talk for some time and Mary deduces he is watching bees and why. So impressed is this retired Sherlock Holmes that he invites her to his home for tea and conversation. . Thus begins a (father/daughter) relationship between Sherlock and Mary— who has an extremely sharp mind and enjoys running experiments and learning all that Sherlock has to teach. But despite being “retired”, Sherlock finds himself called upon to solve a number of cases in which Mary becomes his partner. . If you’re a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, the author mentioned in her letter that there would be references to past stories and cases within the book (I’m not brushed up, so I didn’t catch many) but overall, I feel like I’d consider it an entertaining and well done fan fiction! . I enjoyed the cases and the conversation between Sherlock and Mary. Sherlock is the original “Criminal Minds” and I always love listening to Sherlock (or Mary, too, in this one) unravel the meaning of each clue . But I am curious what others thought of the Sherlock and Watson of this book. It’s hard to go into something new without carrying over your love and opinions of the original. Mind that these take place with both men in their 60s and with Sherlock ailing, but it was still hard for me to relinquish my opinions. haha. . Overall, I enjoyed this story and was entertained. (Still looking for more bee themed stories though 😂). . #thebeekeepersapprentice #laurierking #sherlockholmes #sirarthurconandoyle #sherlock #watson #bookreview #bookblogger #bookreviewer #fanfiction #fanfic #amreading #bees #savethebees #beekeeper

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