Book Review: The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had contemplated getting this as my Book of the Month when it was a choice, but ended up choosing a different book at the time. I now regret that because this book was amazing! I borrowed the e-book from my library after seeing so many great reviews and ratings and I am so glad I did! I will probably end up getting this book as an add-on to my BOTM soon just to have a copy for my personal library. 💜

This book follows 3 main characters (Eliza, Nella, & Caroline) in 2 different timelines (historical London ~1791 and present-day London). Normally I find these types of books hard to follow but Sarah Penner does a great job of making the characters and timelines unique so that it doesn’t all blend together and become confusing. The story follows Nella & Eliza in historical London during the time the “apothecary murders” and Caroline in present-day London as she makes some interesting discoveries.

I am normally not a fan of historical fiction nor do I like to read stories with dual timelines, but I am so grateful I picked up this book. I found the characters, especially Caroline, to be very relatable. I liked the information included about the different remedies & poisons that were sold by the apothecary. Overall this was a great story that flowed well and had very likable characters.

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