For Joanna Wilder, playing by the rules is over.
♥ Reviewer's Choice Nominee 2020—Paranormal Romance Guild
In this riveting gothic romance, Joanna’s vow to protect her wayward sister leads to a hellish secret and a man who will shatter her world.
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In a dark and twisted version of Victorian England, where vampires rule with an iron fist, two sets of siblings find themselves at odds with each other and the world they live in. Silas, the eldest brother and leader of the vampires, is a ruthless dictator who will stop at nothing to maintain his power. Gabriel, the younger brother, is a respected physician who secretly despises his brother’s actions and longs for a kinder, gentler way of life.
The sisters, Joanna and Eva, are also divided in their loyalties. In her spare time, hardworking Joanna cares for the sick with her herbs, while wild and reckless Eva gets pregnant with her rebel boyfriend and is desperate to avoid her upcoming government-arranged marriage.
As tensions rise, Eva’s lover incites a riot that nearly kills Joanna. She is trampled in the chaos. The only person who can save her life is Gabriel. He uses his medical skills and knowledge of vampire physiology to heal her. But as he works to save Joanna, Gabriel realizes he must conceal his growing feelings for her. He can never tell her who and what he is. She would be horrified. And he must remain true to his kind.
As the rebellion reaches a boiling point, loyalties are tested and reformed as the siblings face the reality of their choices. Will Silas maintain his power and crush the rebellion, or will Gabriel and the rebels succeed in overthrowing him to create a better world? Will Joanna and Gabriel be able to reconcile their love and their loyalties, or will a future together be doomed by the darkness that surrounds them?
“Apothecary” is a thrilling and heart-wrenching tale of love, loyalty, and survival in a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, and the stakes are life and death.