The Apothecary’s Daughter
The Apothecary’s Daughter by Charlotte Betts is not a new release, I’m pretty sure its about a year old now but the cover caught my eye.
Susannah is the only child of a widowed apothecary, she works in his dispencary and is a skilled student. Her father falls in love with what can only be described as a gold digger. They soon marry (dear old dad and the gold digger that is) and she falls pregnant with twins. The house becomes to small for all the servants, children and adults so Susannah must either find employment in someones house or get married.
After much discouragement she reluctantly marries the cousin of one of her fathers associates who is a goods merchant.
The plauge hits London and all is lost, including her new husband and she soon finds she is once again homeless. His family take her in and she becomes her dead husband’s aunts waiting lady. She also soon discovers she is pregnant and falling in love with her husbands cousin, the wealthy doctor.
There really was alot of elemnts to this story and it kept it interesting. I really liked the way the story flowed onto the next part and I really enjoyed the style of writting. I’d be interested in reading the next installment when it comes out.
The Apothecary’s Daughter makes a good holiday read.