By Deryn Lake
An Apothecary John Rawlings Georgian secret - Apothecary John Rawlings has travelled to Devon to be by means of the aspect of his mistress, Elizabeth di Lorenzi, who's because of provide beginning to their baby. Leaving his store - and his new carbonated water enterprise -; in solid arms, John is gifted with a shock on his arrival at Sidmouth Bay. whereas Elizabeth is convalescing, he learns that woman Sidmouth's daughter, Miranda, is to marry the aged Earl of St Austell, who's fifty-four years her senior and has a merciless attractiveness. because the marriage ceremony day methods, John feels more and more uneasy, and sooner than too lengthy his worst forebodings are learned . . .
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Death at the Wedding Feast (John Rawlings, Book 14) by Deryn Lake