The Apothecary’s Daughter

The Apothecary’s Daughter was published by Piatkus in August 2011.

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It is 1664 and Susannah Leyton has grown up in her father’s old apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street, rich with the aroma of rosemary, lavender, liquorish and turpentine. A skilled student of the apothecary’s craft, she even impresses handsome, austere Doctor William Ambrose with her medical knowledge. But everything changes for Susannah when her father remarries and she is caught in a battle of wills with her step-mother. Life above the shop becomes unbearable and she is desperate to escape.
When she receives a proposal of marriage from William’s handsome and charming cousin Henry Savage, she believes her prayers have been answered.  But her new husband is a complex and troubled man and married life is not what she expected. Lonely and sad, Susannah longs for love.
As the plague sweeps through the city, tragedy strikes and the secrets of Henry’s past come back to haunt Susannah.

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