The Apothecary's Daughter
As Lilly toils in her father's apothecary, preparing herbs and remedies by rote, she is haunted by memories of her mother's disappearance. Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it. All the while, she dreams of the world beyond--of travel and adventure and romance.
When a relative off...more
Each chapter starts with a quote of various pharmaceutical and apothecary means as well as a few others and it really sets the scene. It is something she also used in her first book, and I truly believe that it adds an incredible important element to ...more
Me at 85%: *eyeroll* This feels like a Regency-era Choose Your Own Adventure story, only with men!
How long is Lilly going to string all these guys along? Shouldn't it be at least a little apparent (to me if not to her) which guy is the right one?
It really kind of irritated me that I could see the story going in any of at least ...more
While the story itself was OK and, I'll admit it, I read the novel cover to cover over a weekend this is not what I would call a great read. Maybe a good read... but just maybe.
Point of view jumps around with little notice and the jumps don't seem to serve the plot in any predetermined way. Additionally there are times when it seems you leap from one moment to the nex ...more
An unexpectedly captivating story that drew me into Regency England. I say 'unexpected' because I don't typically read historical fiction. But Julie Klassen's writing style is rich and full of period d ...more
The apothecary's daughter had far too many suitors, though, and while it was fun for a while trying to guess who she would end up with, it got to be a little frustrating and tedious. There should be SOME hint or clue as to which man she'd end up with, and the readers should be able to easily figure it out, even with all the ...more
This story is about Miss Lillian Haswell, the daughter of Charles Haswell, the town apothecary. From a young age, Miss Haswell learns how to concoct the potions for her father from their physic garden they grow. They are toted as being "miracle workers" for their prescriptions and mastery of the medicinal herbs they prescribe.
One day, an aunt and uncle that Lillian d ...more
This was the first book I read on my Kindle for PC app sometime in February, 2010 (I now have a Christmas Kindle *Brag*). Being that long ago, I don't remember minute details, but I'll hit some high points. I was captivated by "The Apothecary's Daughter"! Read it in two days. Very good read!
I've generally felt that historical romances tend to repeat the same story over and over, but The Apothecary's Daughter had a unique story line and the setting of an apothe ...more
I really enjoyed this book about the role apothecaries had in Regency England during the mid 1800's. It was also very enlightening to know that women weren't allowed to dispense medicine. I loved Lilly, the main character. The reader gets to see her grow from a young teen to a woman. She has worked in her father's shop since she can remember and knows the mixtures without ever having to look anything up. She's resourceful and smart, probably why I liked her so much. One of my favorit ...more
“Lilly Haswell Remembers Everything --- Whether She Wants To, Or Not ...
As Lilly toils in her father's apothecary shop, preparing herbs and remedies by rote, she is haunted by memories of her mother's disappearance. Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it. All the while, she dreams of the world beyond --- of travel and adventure and romance.
When a relative offers to host her in London, Lilly discovers the pleasures and pitfalls of fashionable society an ...more
Author: Julie Klassen.
Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance, Medical History, Regency England.
Plot: Lilly Haswell remembers everything, whether she wants to or not. There are things she loves to remember - birthdays, days spent with her family, etc. But there are also things she'd rather not remember, such as the day her mother left without a word and never came back. Over the years, Lilly has always imagined her mother to be off on some wild adventure, w ...more
Lilly is an apothecary's daughter and has grown up helping in her fathers shop. Although she is excellent in this role, she hopes to travel and see more of the world than her small village. A rich Aunt and Uncle ...more
Lilly Haswell, as the title states, is an apothecary's daughter dealing with a mother who has abandoned her family. Lilly must help raise her challenged brother and help in her fathers shop. But an opportunity arises for Lilly to live in London to further her education and perhaps find a suitor!
Lilly knows her background will likely become an issue for a well-to-do suitor but that d ...more
The four possible suitors for Lilly's hand were intriguing. There's the gruff, rakish son of the local nobleman, who frightens everybody. Then there's a timid, but thoughtful young doctor with self-esteem and confidence issues. Third is the rival apothecary who sets up in opposition to her father, and has an undeniable Casanova appeal. Finally, there's her father's former awkward apprentice ...more
Her aunt and uncle in London decide to host her and introduce her to high society. Once there she enjoys some friendships and flirtations and enjoys her ...more
Julie Klassen's The Apothecary's Daughter is plagued, not just by a lack of substantive plot, but by poor character development, ever-shifting scenes and settings, a coincidence-dependant story progression, and an mis-understanding of the historical period in which it was set. And no, I'm not just being a romance novel snob. I enjoy a naughty-naughty scene just as much as the next over-sexualized generation X/Y-er. This book didn't really eve ...more
Like a few of the other reviewers, I felt that there were too many suitors. To her credit, Klassen didn't make any of her men the pick of the season but I have a problem believing that four men are interested in an apothecary's daughter at one time. The author also ...more
|Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish||1||1||Nov 20, 2014 08:30AM|
|¿Por qué no una traducción al Español?||1||2||Oct 22, 2014 12:12PM|
|Translation into Spanish, why not?||1||5||Jul 01, 2014 06:37PM|
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