The Apothecary's Daughter

Version: Unabridged
Author: Julie Klassen
Narrator: Davina Porter
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: May 2009
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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In this poignant Regency gem by Christy Award finalist Julie Klassen, Lillian longs to soar beyond her provincial limits. After enjoying London's sophisticated society and the attentions of wealthy suitors, Lilly returns home to help her ailing dad. Determined to resurrect his apothecary business, Lilly labors tirelessly-praying her family's secrets and her rivals' schemes won't cloud her future.

". an emotionally compelling and quietly powerful tale."-Booklist

Reviews (2)

The Apothocary's Daughter

Written by Jean Boehme on August 20th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Story held my attention completely. Lots of interesting details about the period. Production very good. The actress reading the story was excellent. I looked forward to each chance I had to listen.

Engrossing Period Piece

Written by Fred on May 21st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Lilly is a young woman wanting to make her way up in society but torn by family obligations. A very interesting glimpse into the period of history where an apothecary functioned as the next best thing to a doctor. My only criticism would be the way the story ended rather abruptly. It was almost like the author ran out of steam and quickly tied up all the loose ends.

Author Details

Author Details

Klassen, Julie

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.