"Bees in the Butterfly Garden" by Maureen Lang centers around Meg, the daughter of a thief and con-artist who has been raised by elite boarder schools and their matrons. She had no relationship with her father to speak of and now he has died. Ian, an Irish immigrant, was raised and trained by Meg's father to be a thief as well. Meg is unaware of her father's career. When her father dies, she goes to his home and discovers his secrets. She decides to prove her worth to his band of thieves, a sort of pre twentieth century mafia. Needless to say, she doesn't have the stomach for it.
I didn't especially like this book. It was incredibly predictable. A little boring and wordy. Not a bad book really, but I wasn't hanging in on their every word. I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishing.