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1688: Beth Ambrose has led a sheltered life within Merryfields, her family home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls.

A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice.

But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at her family home in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. And when Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfill her artistic ambitions, it soon becomes clear that it comes at a price....

©2012 Charlotte Betts (P)2013 Soundings Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A feast for the senses. With the sensual language of Patrick Suskind's Perfume and the historical flavour of Philippa Gregory, this is a lush, immersive read" (Holiday Magazine on The Apothecary's Daughter)

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Just as enchanting if not more!

If you loved the apothecarys daughter this is a must! Following the life of Susana and Beth

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  • R. J. Gladden
  • 02-11-18

Easy listen

I had to spend quite a few days in hospital recently and spent some of the time listening to this book. It is not the best book of Charlotte Betts that I have read, nevertheless, it was an easy listen and well researched. I'm sure that a small extra push would make Betts' historical novels come to life. However, it's not quite there yet but it's entertaining and easy to digest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-16

Happy hours of listening.

an interesting,enjoyable story.great narration. I have listened to The Apothecarys daughter both works provided happy hours.

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  • Mrs. K. I. Richards
  • 01-11-16

became good over 3/4 of the way through book.

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this was a book I wasn't in a hurry to get back to. it got bogged down in the romance between beth and noah whether each loved the other. it was repetitive.
the historical parts were really good.
as with the previous books after the end of the story there was the information about who was real and who was fiction. what happened to the monarchy which was interesting.
anne dover performed the book well bringing the characters to life.

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  • Martine
  • 02-13-15

Captivating story

Excellent narrator bringing the story to life. I really enjoyed listening to this book based partially on true historical events. I recommend it highly.