I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. I've been looking forward to this book for a while. I received an electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks soooo much to Park Row and Sarah Penner for letting me be a part of the Blog Tour.
Author: Sarah Penner
Published by: Park Row
Released: March 2, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.
Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.
Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.
One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose—selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register.
In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I've been excited to read this one for awhile. Everything in the synopsis called to me. And it's even more exciting because The Lost Apothecary is one of the March Book of the Month Picks! That's a really cool accomplishment.
Everything about the synopsis of this book calls to me. It just really sold me on the story. I love dual timeline things too, those are my jam.
This story was great from start to finish. It reeled me in and I just had to keep reading until the end.
I really loved how the different timelines and stories intertwined and became something bigger for everyone. It was a story that I just couldn't look away from. I found the whole thing really fascinating. I loved the history of it. I loved how Caroline became so immersed in this mystery. I loved seeing Nella and Eliza's stories play out.
This is a book that I'd definitely recommend. I really enjoyed it. I'm so impressed with this debut. I can't wait to see more from Sarah Penner.
Sarah Penner is the debut author of THE LOST APOTHECARY (March 2021, Park Row Books/HarperCollins), available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and translated into more than fifteen languages. Sarah and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe. To learn more, visit SarahPenner.com.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Thanks so much to Park Row and Sarah Penner for giving me the chance to read this wonderful story and let me be on this fun tour. Go read this book!