Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Blackthorn Key

By: Kevin Sands

Christopher grew up in an orphanage in London in the 1660's.  While this was difficult, it was safer than being on the street.  He often worked in the kitchen and had a real knack
for cooking.  When members of the apothecary's guild visited, one apothecary noticed Christopher's skills and suggested he pursue joining their guild.  This was a big honor - Christopher studied diligently and was accepted.  He began an apprenticeship with Master Blackthorn.  Christopher was treated well, learned the recipes, codes, and secrets of an apothecary, and made friends.  All was going well until apothecaries around the city were being murdered.

Mrs. Senechal says:
This book will be available to the public in September of 2015.  It was fun to preview a book!  This story is filled with suspense and mystery.  The author creates a variety of great characters who draw you into the story.  I love the historical information about what it would have been like to be an apprentice or an apothecary at that time.  The mystery takes many unexpected turns.  Also, this will be a series!

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