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The Lost Apothecary is Sarah Penner’s debut novel. A dual-timeline story split between present day and late 1700s London, it is one of my favorite novels of the year.
The split timeline along with plenty of tension made for a fun and fast read. Despite feeling like it was a quick read, the characters were well-developed and complex. And the plot was well-crafted and satisfying.
In present day, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell finds herself broken-hearted and on her ten-year anniversary trip alone. When she stumbles upon a rare bottle on the Thames, it propels her on a journey to discover the bottle’s origins and the dark purpose it once held.
In 1790s London, an apothecary who aids troubled women is unexpectedly undermined by her newest patron, a meddling twelve-year-old, and the consequences will echo through their lives and to the present day.…