98 – The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

I got this book for super cheap on Amazon for my Kindle.  I seriously think it was $.99 or $1.99.  Any time I get a book this cheap online, I always expect it to be kind of a dud of a book.  I didn’t feel that way about this book.  Here’s the GR summary.


As Lilly toils in her father’s apothecary shop, 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?”

This was a very sweet book. The main character, Lilly, is a strong young woman who knows her place in the world but wants something more. As a woman, she doesn’t have many rights, but she continues to push to be heard and listened to.

I loved seeing Lilly’s relationships grow and change throughout the course of the book; be they relationships with men courting her or her relationship with her dearest friend.  It’s just a sweet story of a young woman growing into all that she was meant to be.

Lilly is sweet girl. I liked her throughout the entire book. Honestly, there was only one character I didn’t like and they were the character you weren’t supposed to like! All of the other characters were very likable and you wanted what’s best for them. Anytime something bad happened with/to a character, I felt bad and hurt for them.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a simple story, but likable nonetheless.


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