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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katharine McMahon Narrator: Justine Eyr Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near isolation by her father. A student of Isaac Newton, John Selden believes he can turn his daughter into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in their ancient house, with only two servants for company, he fills Emilie with knowledge and records her progress obsessively.

In the spring of 1725, father and daughter begin their most daring alchemical experiment to date: they will attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But their work is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers: one a researcher, the other a dazzling young merchant. During the course of a sultry August, while her father is away, Emilie experiences the passion of first love. Listening to her heart rather than her head, she makes a choice.

Banished to London and plunged headlong into a society that is both glamorous and ruthless, Emilie discovers that for all her extraordinary education she has no insight into the workings of the human heart. When she tries to return to the world of books and study, she instead unravels a shocking secret that sets her on her true journey to enlightenment.

The Alchemist's Daughter is a gripping, evocative tale. Set against the backdrop of eighteenth-century London society, it is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey through a world of mystery, passion, and obsession.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Starla | 2/20/2014

    " I really loved Katharine McMohons writing style. She did a wonderful job depicting characters and the time/place of the story. At times the story was a bit slow for me and the ending left me feeling disappointed. But, the story was a very good one and well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terresa | 2/19/2014

    " I thought it was an interesting correlation between science and relationships. I enjoyed the scientific part of the book as much as the story, thinking about how we currently believe the order of the universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Argnese Julmist | 2/15/2014

    " So good, and it has a good moral to the story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Natasa Tovornik | 2/10/2014

    " not my kind of book. a lot of words, not a lot of meaning, just a story "

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About the Author
Author Katharine McMahon

Katharine Mcmahon is the author of several novels of historical fiction. She is a former English teacher, writing instructor, and actress.