Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Apothecary's Daughter - Julie Klassen
Lilly Haswell remembers everything—whether
she wants to, or not....
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 offers to host her in London,
Lilly discovers the pleasures and pitfalls
of fashionable society and suitors,
as well as clues about her mother.
But will Lilly find what she is searching
for—the truth of the past and a
love for the future?
Blending romance, family drama,
and fascinating historical detail,
The Apothecary's Daughter is a novel
to savor and share.
Okay so I've only read one book of Julie Klassen and loved it. So I thought I'd check out another one of her books. I read the description of this book and thought what the hay? And I've ALWAYS loved books that included medicinal anything! I've always been interested in that field. When I started reading I was instantly hooked. I loved reading about all the different herbs they used. (Well cause my mom does herbs. And I knew most of them :D)
This book had suspense, humor, and the always appreciated love triangle or love square whatever you'd like to call it! I love reading those cause it adds humor all it's self! Throughout the book I was rooting for one specific guy (I won't mention names I'll just let y'all choose.) The back and forth Lilly was doing in choosing which guy she liked was a bit annoying, I always hate when girls do that, but all in all I LOVED the book. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction with a bit of drama mixed in.
Emily's Rating of this book:
The next book I'll be doing is The Outlaw's Lady by Laurie Kingery.