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.


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

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Keeping my attention

While this book is keeping my attention, and I realize that in this period of time, animals were not treated well- The authors repeated gratuitous description of cruelty to animals ruins this book for me. These descriptions add nothing to the story which would( in my opinion) be much better off without them!
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- Rachel "I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction."

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

Book Details

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