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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner – Vengeful Historical Fiction Set In London

If you are looking for edgy historical fiction set in London, don’t miss The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Find a summary, book information, and book reviews here.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Book Information

Author: Sarah Penner
Genre: Historical Fiction | Book Set In London
Pages: 269
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
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The Lost Apothecary Summary

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Advanced Copy Review

One of my new favorite books of 2021, find a beautifully woven tale about a female apothecary serial killer paired with a modern-day story of a woman trying to find herself in a suffocating and manipulative marriage. Librarians and historians will love this feminist historical fiction novel. 5-Stars.

More About The Author, Sarah Penner

Born in Kansas, Sarah Penner began writing after listening to a lecture on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic tour — you know we love Big Magic here at TUL. Penner holds a degree from the University of Kansas in finance, works in corporate finance, and travels the world. Read more about Sarah Penner.

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