The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What an absolute dream this story was, at least one of my personal dreams, to stumble upon an obscure piece of history and mystery. I was absolutely transported with this book to one place in two different time periods and I just want to go back and sit in the apothecary shop and observe, a fly on the wall.
Such a delightful cast with a wide range of characters, from preteen to elderly, everyone had an important part to play and they were all beautifully put together. With a little bit of relatable drama, some historical details, and a lot of imagination, a wonderful story unfolds. My only complaint is that it wasn’t longer.
I have always been fascinated by early medicine and pharmacopeia, the use of herbs and plants in healing, so this book was such a treat. Additionally, what a joy it was to find some recipes (minus the poison) for tea and cookies in the back of this book. I can’t wait to try them out.
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