Thursday, July 21, 2011

“The Apothecary” by Samantha Jillian Bayarr

Claire’s mother, who was an orphan, passed away.  At her mother’s funeral, she finds out from a very attractive attorney, that her mother had left her a huge inheritance.  Meeting with this attorney one quick time, she does learn her inheritance is an Orphanage, the same orphanage that raised her mother, an Estate, which is a huge mansion, (supposedly haunted), complete with a Garden House in the back, and on a lake.  She was shocked and very skeptical about the whole matter and runs out of the attorney’s office.
Claire and her mother had lived in poverty her whole life, yet there was this huge inheritance that her mother had received, yet never taken advantage of, and now it would be Claire’s?  Her mother had never told her about this and why? “If” this were true, why then did they live the way they did?  Her mother was very happy working at a local diner as a waitress for years, but why didn’t she take advantage of this inheritance instead and never have to worry about money again?
Claire does all kinds of research on the internet, looking into newspaper articles and more about this Estate.  She finds out three children were murdered in this mansion shortly after their mother had passed away.  The children’s father was blamed for the murder of the children.  He happened to be a traveling salesman for the medicines he makes in his lab, The Apothecary, inside this mansion.
Claire also finds out there have been sightings of ghosts in the windows of the mansion, many sightings, which is what has given this mansion it’s reputation.  She feels as if something does exist there, and is apprehensive about ever stepping foot inside that mansion, much less take the place. 
Does Claire really want to inherit this place?  Does she want anything to do with this place?  Yes.
And, now, the story begins.
The Author, Samantha Jillian Bayarr writes an excellent story full of the Paranormal and Suspense.  Her words flow as she writes this remarkably interesting and can’t-put-down story.  While talking to her, she told me she had a lot of fun writing this story, and it was once of the most enjoyable stories she has written.
When an author says that about her own work, that she really enjoyed writing it, you can be assured this story is more than great!  I really enjoyed reading this story.  It flowed very nicely, the description of the events were vivid and clear, and it also felt as if you were the main character.  You could feel what Claire felt as this story went on.  I was sorry to see it end.
This was a book I chose to read after reading “A Secret In the Attic” written by this Author, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  At the end of the book, the author, Samantha Jillian Bayarr, gives us two chapters of ‘this’ book to read.  I was HOOKED!  I had to go to Amazon and buy this book!  So you know, you can purchase this book right here from my sight by clicking on the icon beside this review!  It only costs 99 cents!  It will probably be the BEST 99 cents you have EVER spent on a book!
Laurie Here!
(Laurie Carlson)


  1. Hi Laurie! Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for your review!
    Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

  2. Thanks, Laurie, for coming by!
    YES! SO VERY good! Couldn't stop reading it! Read it right through! I really think this is an author to watch!

  3. I purchased this book earlier this month. Enjoyed your review can't wait to read the book. I have so many good books on my to read list. I actually stress when I pick the next book to read wanting to read all of them. ;)

    I am starting a Wendnesday Book Blog Hop next week. Stop by and grab the button and help me spread the news.

    Patricia aka Mamaw

  4. Hi Patricia!
    I "will" come by and check out your Wednesday Book Blog Hop! Sounds GREAT! I'll come on over and see what it's all about! Thanks for telling me!
    Yes, I have SO many books to read as well. Don't we all?! You know, right now at Amazon till July 29th, they have a sale on books for 3.99, 2.99, 1.99 and .99! Can't beat it! Look up "The Big Deal" in the search bar. Oh no! I'm adding MORE stress to your life! I'm NOT responsible! I'm ONLY telling you about it!! LOL!
    Thanks for the compliment on the review! Once you 'do' pick it up, you won't want to put it down. The author is 'really' talented with flowing her words! The story just reads! Enjoy it!


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