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    • The Apothecary's Daughter

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 309

    Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student, her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her stepmother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop. A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets from her husband's past begin to unfold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable read

    • By Teri on 06-18-12

    Regular price: $18.11

    • La hija del boticario (Narración en Castellano) [The Apothecary's Daughter]

    • Una joven herbolaria se abre camino en el Londres del siglo XVII [A Young Herbalist Makes Her Way in 17th-Century London]
    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Irene Miras
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Susannah, hija de un boticario viudo, ha ayudado desde niña a su padre y se ha convertido en toda una experta en remedios naturales. Cuando su padre vuelve a casarse con una mujer mucho más joven que él, que además tiene tres hijos, su universo se derrumba. En plena epidemia de la peste bubónica, la propuesta de matrimonio de un encantador amigo de la familia, Henry Savage, parece la mejor solución para huir de su situación. Pero a medida que la epidemia avanza por toda la ciudad, su marido resulta ser alguien distinto de lo que ella esperaba. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Historia que deja mucho que desear

    • By GABY on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Dressmaker's Secret

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Italy in 1819. Emilia Barton and her mother, Sarah, live a nomadic existence, travelling from town to town as itinerant dressmakers to escape their past. When they settle in the idyllic coastal town of Pesaro, Emilia desperately hopes that this time they have found a permanent home. But when Sarah is brutally attacked by an unknown assailant, a deathbed confession turns Emilia's world upside down. Seeking refuge as a dressmaker in the eccentric household of Princess Caroline of Brunswick, Emilia experiences her first taste of love with the charming Alessandro.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Palace of Lost Dreams

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hyderabad, India. 1798. Beatrice Sinclair, a grieving young widow facing financial destitution, has travelled from Hampshire to Hyderabad to visit her brother, an employee of the British East India Company. There, she is astonished to discover that he has married a beautiful Indian girl and lives with his wife's extended family in a dilapidated palace, the Jahanara Mahal - famed for the theft of a fabled diamond many years ago. As an outsider in an unfamiliar world, Bee faces many challenges - not least of all building a new and meaningful life after the heartbreak she has endured.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Painter's Apprentice

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh...so much whining & incest...

    • By BridgeRich on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The House in Quill Court

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    It's 1813. Venetia Lovell lives by the sea in Kent with her pretty, frivolous mother and idle younger brother. Venetia's father, Theo, is an interior decorator to the rich and frequently travels away from home, leaving his sensible and artistic daughter to look after the family. Venetia designs paper hangings, and she and her father often daydream about having an imaginary shop where they would display the highest quality furniture, fabrics and art to his clients.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Recency romance mystery

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Spice Merchant's Wife

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    1666. Newly married to a wealthy spice merchant, Kate Finche believes all her dreams of a happy family life are just around the corner until the Great Fire rages through London. She watches in horror as their livelihood goes up in flames, filling the air with the heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. As the city is devastated, Kate's husband, Robert is forced to seek employment to ensure their survival, but when he is found drowned, Kate refuses to believe that he has taken his own life.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The Chateau on the Lake

    • By: Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After her French father and English mother are brutally murdered, bluestocking Madeleine Moreau impulsively travels to France to find the family she didn't know existed. Madeleine is in favour of the people's revolution, but her views are shaken after she arrives in Paris and witnesses Louis XVI's death by guillotine. When France declares war on England, Madeleine is trapped, but enigmatic Comte Etienne d'Aubery comes to the rescue when he offers her shelter in his home, Chateau Mirabelle.

    Regular price: $20.72