11 Empowering The Lost Apothecary Quotes

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If you loved Sarah Penner’s The Lost Apothecary like me and  looking for some meaningful book quotes from the novel, here are some important ones that will stay with you.

The Lost Apothecary is set 1791 London and  follows Nella, a secret apothecary who sold poison to wealthy women. I find the book to be a really inspiring read. It has many powerful and memorable quotes that resonated with me very deeply. I really  think every woman should read The Lost Apothecary and write down these meaningful lines about secrets betrayal and more importantly female empowerment. 

So, if you’re ready, let’s explore the best quotes from Sarah Penner’s debut novel that are sure to kickstart thought-provoking discussions and inspire personal reflections.

The Lost Apothecary Synopsis

The Lost Apothecary Synopsis

A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them – setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.

Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.
Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.

One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose – selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register.

In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate – and not everyone will survive.

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The Lost Apothecary Book Quotes

First, there was trust. Then, there was betrayal. 

The Lost Apothecary quotes: First, there was trust. Then, there was betrayal. 

Why do we go to such lengths to protect the fragile minds of children? We only robbed them of the truth–and the chance to grow numb to it before it arrived with a hard knock on the door.

Why do we go to such lengths to protect the fragile minds of children? is an heartwarming quote

You cannot have one without the other. You cannot be betrayed by someone you do not trust .

You cannot have one without the other is a good quote by Sarah Penner

If you want something different, the only person holding you back is you. What is it you love to do?

If you want something different, the only person holding you back is you. What is it you love to do? quote The Lost Apothecary

It’s okay to change,” I interrupted, “but it’s not okay to hide, to bury parts of ourselves.”

It's okay to change," I interrupted, "but it's not okay to hide, to bury parts of ourselves.” reading quote

To me, the allure of history lay in the minutiae of life long ago, the untold secrets of ordinary people.

To me, the allure of history lay in the minutiae of life long ago, the untold secrets of ordinary people. is a great book quote by Sarah Penner

Healing by way of vengeance … no such thing existed; it never had. Hurting others had only injured me further.

Healing by way of vengeance ... no such thing existed; it never had. Hurting others had only injured me further.

Intermingled in the mess was another, subtler secret … We were happy, yet unfulfilled. It was possible, I understood now, to be both at the same time.”

History doesn’t record the intricacies of women’s relationships with one another; they’re not to be uncovered.”

Not everything in my life was how I imagined it would be, and that I hadn’t lived up to my own potential. And worst of all, I’d been too scared to even try.

The hardest truths never rest on the surface. They must be dredged up, held to the light and rinsed clean.”

Why do we go to such lengths to protect the fragile minds of children? We only robbed them of the truth–and the chance to grow numb to it before it arrived with a hard knock on the door.

Why do we go to such lengths to protect the fragile minds of children?

Conclusion:

There you have The Lost Apothecary book quotes to help you feel inspired and motivated.

Stephy George
Stephy George

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