Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn.  This is a book set in a village riddled by plague in 1665 and is a fictional story based on true events.  


It is 1665 and the women of Eyam keep many secrets.

Isabel Frith, the village midwife, walks a dangerous line with her herbs and remedies. There are men in the village who speak of witchcraft, and Isabel has a past to hide. So she tells nobody her fears about Wulfric, the pious, reclusive apothecary.

Mae, Wulfric’s youngest daughter, dreads her father’s rage if he discovers what she keeps from him. Like her feelings for Rafe, Isabel’s ward, or the fact that she studies from Wulfric’s books at night.

But others have secrets too. Secrets darker than any of them could have imagined.

When Mae makes a horrifying discovery, Isabel is the only person she can turn to. But helping Mae will place them both in unimaginable peril.

And meanwhile another danger is on its way from London. One that threatens to engulf them all . . .

Based on the real history of an English village during the Great Plague, The Hemlock Cure is an utterly beguiling tale of fear and ambition, betrayal, self-sacrifice and the unbreakable bond between two women.

Expected publication : February 2022


4 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn”

  1. Book Club Mom

    Hi Lynn, thanks for sharing The Hemlock Cure. I think I would like reading this! Hope you are doing well 🙂

  2. Tammy

    This one’s new to me, and it sounds really good. There’s something about stories revolving around poison that grabs me, not sure why😁

  3. Greg

    This looks really good *nods*

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Well, you’ve got my attention!

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