Klassen's debut novel, Lady of Milkweed Manor, was a Christy Award finalist, and her new Regency promises the same thanks to fine storytelling and knowledge of the apothecary's art. Lillian Haswell yearns to leave her father's apothecary shop in their small town and happily accepts an invitation to live in London. She leaves behind a handicapped brother, friends, her lonely father and memories of her lost mother, but finds that London holds its own troubles. Will Roger Bromley propose? What about the timid physician Adam Graves? And the dastardly Roderick Marlow? Will her humble origins ruin her chances of a good match? Complications ensue as Lillian is called home when word comes of her father's ill health. She takes over the apothecary shop-illegal, because a woman could not dispense medicine-and begins again thanks to her father's former assistant Francis Baylor. Klassen blends her tale well; each ingredient-romance, friendship, healing arts, mystery-is measured to produce a lively, lengthy tale that will satisfy Regency aficionados and general readers, too. (Jan.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
The Apothecary's Daughterby Julie Klassen
In this regency romance, Lillian must run her father's apothecary when he falls ill. While she vies for village prominence, three men vie for her heart.See more details below
In this regency romance, Lillian must run her father's apothecary when he falls ill. While she vies for village prominence, three men vie for her heart.
If you enjoy historical fiction, particularly stories set in Jane Austen's England, I highly recommend that you find a copy of The Apothecary's Daughter.
In this new Regency by the author of Christy Award finalist Lady of Milkweed Manor, Lillian Haswell, the daughter of the village apothecary, must save her father's business when he falls ill by making it appear that he is still making the diagnoses and writing the prescriptions. But a rival apothecary and a suspicious physician watch her closely, while three suitors vie for her hand.
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