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Bend Bella Cyclists Book Club
October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
***ALL attendees will be required to provide proof of Covid vaccination upon entry to the Broken Top Club.
There is nothing better than curling up with a good book. Plan to join us on Thursday, October 14th at 5:30 PM for this month’s meeting, where we will meet, eat, drink and discuss this months selection, ‘The Lost Apothecary’ by Sarah Penner.
A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary…
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.
Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.
With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.