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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Apothecary's Daughter - Julie Klassen



   The Apothecary’s Daughter is a wonderful story beginning in 1810, England. Within the pages you will find heartbreak and romance, hope and despair, sorrow and joy. But above all, Faith.

   Lillian (Lilly) Haswell is the daughter of the village apothecary in Wiltshire, England. However, she longs for adventure and a life outside of her father’s shop. Her mother left when she was younger and Lilly dreams of the adventures she is having and longs to follow after her and find her. But she is devoted to her father and her brother, Charlie. When Lilly is whisked away to London by her Aunt and Uncle Elliot, she believes all of her dreams are about to come true. Balls, admirers, the chance to marry a wealthy man and settle in London, but also the chance to look for her mother. Although, following a sad series of events, she has to return home to help her father run his shop, or risk having it closed. One of her admirers, Dr. Graves, follows her home and becomes partnered with the local physician (who dislikes Lilly Haswell and her family). But finds that he is not the only one interested in Miss Haswell. His competition is none other than, Francis Baylor, Mr. Haswell’s former apothecary apprentice. While women were allowed to assist and work in