The Apothecary's Daughter

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Little, Brown Book Group, Aug 4, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father’s apothecary shop, surrounded by the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine. More learned than any apprentice, she concocts soothing medicines and ointments with great skill. Content with her life, Susannah is shocked when her widowed father announces his intentions to marry again, and later becomes caught in a battle of wills with her new step-mother. When she receives a proposal of marriage from handsome and charming merchant Henry Savage, she believes her prayers have been answered and resolves to be a good wife to him. But Henry is a complex and troubled man, haunted by his memories of growing up in Barbados. As the plague sweeps through the city, tragedy strikes, and the secrets of Henry’s past begin to unfold . . .

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User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

Saw this at the library I work at, the cover intrigued me so I checked it out. The first few pages were of a "get cosy by the fire" nature. As soon as Arrabella entered the shop for the first time I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I bought this book on a whim; I was looking for a new book in the historical fiction genre when I came across this book. The blurb sounded very interesting so I took a chance; thankfully after ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings.

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