The Apothecary's Daughter
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About "The Apothecary's Daughter"
Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father's shop and their small village provides. She also longs to know the truth behind her mother's disappearance, which villagers whisper about but her father refuses to discuss. Opportunity comes when a distant aunt offers to educate her as a lady in London. Exposed to fashionable society and romance--as well as clues about her mother--Lilly is torn when she is summoned back to her ailing father's bedside. Women are forbidden to work as apothecaries, so to save the family legacy, Lilly will have to make it appear as if her father is still making all the diagnoses and decisions. But the suspicious eyes of a scholarly physician and a competing apothecary are upon her. As they vie for village prominence, three men also vie for Lilly's heart.
Meet the Author
Klassen is a fiction editor with a background in advertising. Lady of Milkweed Manor is her first novel. Julie and her husband have two sons and liye in Minnesota.
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I've loved every single one of Julie Klassen's books, except this one. The plot just seemed a little far-fetched for me and the characters annoying. That said, as with all her books, it was brilliantly written with beautiful descriptions drawing the reader in and a fascinating insight into the world of apothecaries in Victorian London. Just not my cup of tea.
I love Julie Klassen's writing and found myself hooked, once again, with The Apothecary's Daughter. There is a depth and integrity to her characters and the story unfolds at a perfect pace to keep you glued to the pages.
This is the 3rd Julie Klassen novel I have read and it didn't let me down. It had great character development and I enjoyed the little tidbits of old school herbal pharmacology.
Courtesy of her mother's yearning for travel and adventure, Lilly Haswell dreams of more while helping her father in the apothecary store. As Lilly, spurred on by distant memories, searches for the answers to her mother's disappearance, she is swept into fashionable society where her loyalty to the mysterious doctor-in-training, her father's apprentice and her family all provide turmoil and conflict to her faith. And when two devastating and unexpected events shatter Lilly's conceptions of faith and society, it is her faith that triumphs over life's surprisingly dealt hand. Julie Klassen has produced a novel that keeps the reader in suspense. You'll wonder about the identity of Lilly's choice of suitor and question whether she will ever find the answers she is seeking. The constant twists and turns within The Apothecary's Daughter provide a thoroughly engaging read. Review by Laurey Smith, Koorong Woolloongabba