The Apothecary's Daughter : The Apothecary's Daughter

  • by Charlotte Betts
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • Series: The Apothecary's Daughter
  • 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1665: Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student - the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice, and turpentine run in her blood - her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her new stepmother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop for good.
A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets from her husband's past begin to unfold. It will take all of Susannah's courage and passion to save herself from tragedy.

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What the Critics Say

"Romantic, engaging, and hugely satisfying. This is one of those novels that makes you feel like you've travelled back in time" (Katie Fforde)
"A vivid tale of love in a time of fire, plague and prejudice" (Katherine Webb, best-selling author of The Legacy)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful story !!

Would you listen to The Apothecary's Daughter again? Why?

This story was excellent and so true to life when life is a jumble. Lots of twists and turns, joy and sadness. All of which brought laughter and tears at how life can be. I enjoyed the book tremendously !!


What did you like best about this story?

Intriguing and a wonderful overall story


Which scene was your favorite?

Ah....if I told you that, I would give the plot and story away !!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The title of the book. The title is what drew me in.


Any additional comments?

Read the book. It's wonderful

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- Dkssol

An enjoyable read

Would you listen to The Apothecary's Daughter again? Why?

Yes. There was a lot of historical information about the plague and the fires in London. Also, what spices, etc, they used to cure illness.


What other book might you compare The Apothecary's Daughter to and why?

The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Although the Apothecary's Daugher was easier and quicker to get thru.


Which character – as performed by Anne Dover – was your favorite?

Well of course, Suzanne was my favorite character. What that poor girl put up with but never lost her courage and drive.


Who was the most memorable character of The Apothecary's Daughter and why?

Suzanne again. She faced many trying issues but always saw them thru. Courage could be her middle name.


Any additional comments?

Don't miss this book. I thought it was one of the best I have listened to in years. And trust me, I do over 50 books a year.

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- Teri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK