The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

If I’m remembering correctly, one of my friends told me I needed to read The Lost Apothecary. As she rarely steers me wrong with book recommendations, I decided to read it. Boy, am I glad I did.

A quote from The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Caroline Parcewell reels from discovering her husband has been unfaithful. Instead of them commencing an anniversary trip, she travels on her own to London. While there, she discovers an old apothecary vial along the Thames. She feels compelled to investigate.

A quote from The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

In 18th-century London, there’s a secret apothecary shop where a mysterious figure named Nella provides poisons to help women who are being oppressed.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In The Lost Apothecary, the dual timelines weave back and forth, revealing the story of both Nella and Caroline. What story will be revealed? Read it and find out!


This book is not on Kindle Unlimited, but it’s well worth the price to read it. If you like historical fiction and books like The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley or The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis, then you will want to read this one.

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