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
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
I'm so glad I reread this book. It's a special story filled with twists and turns. I liked that each of the potential suitors for Lilly had at least a few favorable characteristics. The pace was spot-on, ramping up and ebbing at the exactly right moments. The setting was just as amazing as the characters and plot. This is an all-around great book.
It was a little strange to wait until the halfway point to introduce points of view from two of the suitors. Once I got used to it, ...more
I had forgotten much — okay I’d forgotten nearly all of it, so it was like a new book to me.
Lily was the only daughter of a village apothecary well outside of London. An aunt and uncle whom she'd never met came to visit in hopes of claiming Lily's brother as their heir. They were disappointed upon realizing Charlie was a bit simple and would have no w ...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 ...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
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
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
Julie Klassen is becoming one of my favourite authors. Reading her books was one of my biggest dreams, and I owe it to my best friend Brittany, who amazingly made that dream come true. Thanks to her, I have two books by this amazing author, both signed and dedicated, and they are among the treasures of my shelves. But most of all, thank the Lord for giving me the chance to meet such wonderful people, even when we live in different parts of the world.
Well, to the review. I doubt I can ...more
Empece con muchas ganas este libro esperando solamente que la historia fuera como la primera que leí de esta autora pero no fue así. Nuevamente caímos en lo mismo.
Si bien al principio si capto mi interés el tema de la boticaria y la protagonista con su inteligencia pero luego fui perdiendo el interés porque no pasaba nada en la historia. No había romance. Incluso pensé que tendríamos el misterio por la desaparición de la madre pero no. Puedo contar con una mano las veces que se menciona ese tema ...more
What I found confusing abou ...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
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
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 originally read The Apothecary's Daughter back in 2009. At that time, I only gave it ★★★ and have always said that it was my least favorite of Julie Klassen's earlier novels. I don't know what I was thinking.
Since I didn't remember much about the book, I decided to reread it - and glad I am that I did. I enjoyed it so much more this time and it ranks right up there with my other favorites of hers.
A escrita primorosa de Júlia Klassen que mesmo sem tragédias me arrancaram lágrimas pela busca que a heroína faz atrás de sua mãe, pelos seus sonhos em viver outra vida e pela indecisão da escolha dos prováveis parceiros que a fará feliz. Mas nada me tocou mais e me deixou triste que a morte de Mary. Mesmo conhecendo o histórico de sua doença, não acreditei...
Os personagens são ricos e se apresentam qual tal é a natureza do ser humano perversa ou não. A autora retratou be ...more
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|Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish||1||2||Nov 20, 2014 08:30AM|
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