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First Review for The House in Quill Court!

  It’s always nerve-wracking waiting for the first review of your latest novel but I’m happy to say the waiting is now over. And it’s an Amazon five star! Reviews are so important to an author so thank you to Mrs

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The Chateau on the Lake Blog Tour

  The Chateau on the Lake has been on a blog tour and I’m absolutely delighted by the fantastic response. Many thanks to all those who took the time to read the book and to post such enthusiastic reviews. You

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First review!

The first Amazon review for The spice Merchant’s Wife. 5.0 out of 5 stars Continued excellence 17 Aug 2013 By Mrs. M. G. Powling Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase London during and after the Great Fire is the setting for this third novel by

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Daily Mail Online review for The Painter’s Apprentice

It’s been a good week for reviews. The Daily Mail Online said that The Painter’s Apprentice is a highly-recommended novel. Here is the review: THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE BY CHARLOTTE BETTS (Piatkus £7.99) Another follow-up novel, The Painter’s Apprentice takes up

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Audio Version of The Apothecary’s Daughter

The Apothecary’s Daughter is available in an audio version, either in CD form from your local library or to download. There are six reviews on, all of them five star. “Brilliant!” By Sarah (Sainte Foy Tarentaise, France) Dec 26, 2012 I

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The Painter’s Apprentice – First Amazon Review

It made my day this morning when I saw that the first review of The Painter’s Apprentice is up on Amazon. Even better it’s a five star review! Thank you lovely reader and I’m working hard on the next book.

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Deborah Swift – Review

A great review for The Apothecary’s Daughter from Deborah Swift, who writes wonderful novels about the C17th. Please click the link below to see Deborah’s website. Tweet

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What a Day!

I’ve just arrived home and I’m buzzing! The book-signing in Waterstones, Newbury, went really well. The staff were helpful and friendly, making me tea and setting me at ease beside a table loaded with paperbacks of The Apothecary’s Daughter. I’d been a little nervous

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Serendipity Review

I was thrilled to receive this lovely review from Serendipity Reviews today. See the whole review at Vivienne wrote: Oh how I loved this book!     In fact I voted it my favourite book for January. I don’t

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The Apothecary’s Daughter – an editor’s point of view

In this job, it’s fair to say that I read a lot, and must admit there are moments when it can be more of a chore than a pleasure. So it really is a very special thing when you start

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Charlotte Betts Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up. She lives with her husband in a cottage in the woods on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire.

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