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The Spice Merchant’s Wife

Charlotte Betts

Category: Romance, Drama

London, 1666. Kate Finche’s husband, a spice merchant, drowns after the Great Fire destroys their livelihood. Destitute, Kate seeks refuge in The House of Perfume, where blind perfumer Gabriel Harte awakens her senses to a whole new world. But as she flees from forbidden love, her husband’s murderer comes looking for her… ‘Romantic, engaging and hugely satisfying’ (Katie Fforde)

London, 1666. Newly-wed to a wealthy spice merchant, Kate Finche watches in horror as the Great Fire rages through the city and their warehouse goes up in flames, filling the air with the smoky scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Kate’s husband Robert becomes a haunted man after he’s forced to seek employment with an influential property developer. When Robert drowns, Kate refuses to believe he took his own life. Destitute and alone, she seeks refuge in The House of Perfume, where blind perfumer Gabriel Harte awakens Kate’s senses to a whole new world. But as she flees from this forbidden love, her husband’s murderer comes looking for her…

The Spice Merchant’s Wife won the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award.

‘Romantic, engaging and hugely satisfying’ (Katie Fforde)

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