Monday, 17 June 2019

Check out #HistoricalFiction author, June Davies', fabulous book — The Apothecary’s Daughter #mustread @JuneDaviesBooks



The Apothecary’s Daughter
By June Davies


A wintry Yorkshire hill town in the 1800s; the arrival of a mysterious stranger from South Carolina, the disappearance of a precious family keepsake, an old tale about a hidden hoard of medieval silver and jewels . . . The apothecary's daughter, Keziah Sephton, is swiftly enmeshed in a shocking spiral of deception, betrayal, ruthless ambition – and cold-blooded murder.

Excerpt

Dusk was falling as Keziah Sephton moved about her father’s apothecary, turning up the whale oil lamps just a touch more before fetching the wooden steps and clambering up to dust the shelf of bottles, flasks, phials, pots and jars. She’d no sooner started than the polished brass bell above the shop door jingled and twisting around atop the shelf-ladder, Keziah glanced down over her shoulder.

“Oh,” she sighed, her forehead creasing into a frown as she caught hold of her black skirts with one hand and descended the ladder’s worn-smooth steps. “It’s you, George.”

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The Apothecary’s Daughter


June Davies

June Davies was born in an old house overlooking the Lancashire coastline, and the seashore finds its way into many of her stories.
Sometimes, as in The Dog Star, the sea is a powerful force driving the inhabitants of 19th Century Monks Quay, while in other tales like In Destiny's Wake, it has a gentler presence, yet still influences the characters and their lives.

History has intrigued her since schooldays, and when as a mature student she read History at University of Liverpool, she says it was like being given a passport to travel through time!

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