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The Apothecary's Daughter | [Julie Klassen]

The Apothecary's Daughter

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Julie Klassen; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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"...an emotionally compelling and quietly powerful tale." (Booklist)

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    Cherri 08-04-09
    Cherri 08-04-09
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    "A well told tale"

    This book was a sweet story with characters that grew in complexity throughout the tale. For a few days, I escaped into the garden, and the shop, and the village. A couple of characters were developed, and left hanging, as one situation was minimalized too simply after having so much time and concern devoted to it throughout the book,but over all, I really enjoyed this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-03-11
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-03-11

    Narrative makes the world go round.

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    "good light PG listening"

    There's lots of verisimilitude and details of the apothecary art in the early 19th century. Porter's narration elevates the novel by at least a star. I'm not a fan of what are termed "inspirational" novels, and the "Christie award winning" label appplied to the author made me hesitant to download this; however, the few references to prayer scattered through the story are not hamfisted - and even an atheist shouldn't be put off that element -- We don't like the corsets the ladies in these novels wear, but we accept them as part of the Regency world -- so why not a character who prays occasionally? I'll take that over bodice-ripping any day!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 01-01-10
    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 01-01-10
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    "Wonderful"

    This was a delightful listen; the plot was not perdictable; the reader was excellent; I learned a lot about that era--especially women and the apothecary. Would recommend highly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Thomas 05-02-12
    Paul Thomas 05-02-12
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    "wonderful!"
    Where does The Apothecary's Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book; author masterfully described the inner workings of the human soul. I cried few times while listening - characters seem to be so real, their emotional pain so intimately familiar, so genuine. This story re-invigorates faith in devotion of a true friendship, commitment and love. I disagree with others that note this book is intended for Christian audiences. I am not a Christian, but this story touched my heart.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Yorktown, VA, United States 12-12-10
    Carrie Yorktown, VA, United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Great on audio"

    Wonderful narration and this title is probably best on audio. Interesting characters and plot and lots of little historical tidbit "gifts" to the reader/listener. I think it would be a little slower and too much narrative for a regular-read book. Great for audio because you could listen to this several times and still enjoy it. The reader should think of this as a romantic historical not a historical romance. Has a literary feel to it. It was obvious that Ms. Klassen put a tremendous amount of work into this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mamaD 07-31-10
    mamaD 07-31-10 Member Since 2009
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    "good book,great narrator!"

    nice book. Narrator Ms Porter Makes the book come alive. I do not know if I would have bought this one if it was not for Ms Porter was reading it. I was pleasently surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Meriden, CT, USA 02-11-10
    Katie Meriden, CT, USA 02-11-10 Member Since 2014
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    "The best audio I've listened to in a long time..."

    I absolutely loved it. This story was so great that I immediately downloaded The Lady of Milkweed Manor. I'm also reading The Silent Governess. It isn't a waste of your time. I've listened to hundreds of books, by now and if you're in a mood for a great Christian book, this is it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 03-31-15
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 03-31-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Herbs, Apothecaries, and Love in 1800s England"

    Prior to modern medicine, antibiotics, and when apothecary's were as much or more trusted in the treatment of diseases as doctors, this historical tale takes the listener into the small village of Bedsley Priors, England during the 1800s. Although fiction, I learned a lot about the herbs, many of which are still used today in the treatment of serious illnesses, and the training that apothecaries underwent. Physicians regularly went into the apothecary shops to purchase medicines with which to treat their patients, many times relying on the expertise of the apothecary to distill and mix the herbs and plants. It was against the law for women to practice medicine or to prescribe treatment (as apothecaries did). Class discrimination, of course, ran rampant, then as it does now, and working through acceptable social behavior for women, as well as choosing a "proper" suitor, long kept Lilly, the apothecary's daughter from discovering where her true treasure lay . . . Her faith, ever present, continued to carry her forward, as well as her love for her family, and her journey found her rewarded in the end. Very satisfying listen . . .

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    Wendy 02-22-11
    Wendy 02-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Good narrator."

    Long drawn out story. The narrator was good. The romance so long in coming it was anticlimactic.

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    Catherine 05-19-10
    Catherine 05-19-10

    Avid reader, picky about narrators.

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    "online blurb is misleading"

    The story is nice enough, if somewhat overly sweet, but not at all what I was lead to expect from the online blurb. This book is intended very specificaly for the Christian market. And that's just fine, in and of itself -- but I know from experience that I'm not very likely to enjoy books written for that market. If I'd known ahead of time, I wouldn't have bought it. If feel a bit mislead, and I wish the description of the book had been clearer about the book's focus.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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