The Spice Merchant’s Wife

Perfectly hits the spot . . . Charlotte Betts has clearly established a niche for herself, combining history with a dash of adventure (Newbury Weekly News)

1666. Newly married to a wealthy spice merchant, Kate Finche watches in horror as the Great Fire rages through London and their livelihood goes up in flames, filling the air with the heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Kate’s husband is forced to seek employment but when he drowns Kate refuses to believe that he has taken his own life.

Destitute, 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 . . .