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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,619 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Klassen Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781440723421
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Klassen blends her tale well; each ingredient—romance, friendship, healing arts, mystery—is measured to produce a lively, lengthy tale that will satisfy Regency aficionados and general readers, too.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An emotionally compelling and quietly powerful tale.” Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/9/2014

    " You have this apothecary's daughter named Lilly who enjoys helping and feels that a country-town life is not for her. Her mother ran away, but why? Was it Lilly's fault? She wishes to go to London for a life of dresses and parties, and when she can, she goes. She has beaux that are nice, gentlemanly, and have different personalities. One beau is a nice man who likes her, but loves someone else. Another is a doctor who is not to be judged by first impressions. The final one...I'll let you read and find out for yourself. When her father grows ill, she returns to take care of him. During her stay, she wonders, who am I, what am I, what life can and will I chose? Who will I choose? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 1/30/2014

    " I liked this story and found the info on English apothecaries fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/29/2014

    " Very good! Anxious to read another by the same author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Tuccelli | 1/28/2014

    " Klassen writes characters you care about and pays attention to the important details of setting and characterization. The Apothecary's Daughter is a book that I will read again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elli | 1/25/2014

    " I thought it was a good book and a very readable book. It was interestingly written, and the characters were well presented and very real. One had no trouble relating them as people in all the situations where one came across them. The plot and subplots, too, with all their twists and turns made sense and generally kept you going. It was Not a boring book! And it also painted a picture of the times and the prevailing attitudes. I don't have much of a taste for Christian fiction usually and there were some aspects of this that hit that bias in my particular taste in choices...the just too-too goodness of some characters and the just awful badness of some other incidents. The trappedness, the forgiveness, the redemption, etc.. Certainly nothing bad in itself, just too unbalanced for me. It echoes my particular taste bias, not the quality of the book or the story. Actually I'd say 3.5 stars if I could, but that is not available to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Koriane | 1/21/2014

    " I really liked this story and the characters. It ended just as I hoped it would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/18/2014

    " Pleasant and well-written. A few loose ends that were slightly frustrating, but generally lovely historical fiction that gives an interesting insight into the medical profession in times past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 1/8/2014

    " An excellent historical fiction novel, set in 19th century England. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/4/2014

    " My first free ebook on my B&N Nook, this one was surprisingly good for a freebie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/6/2013

    " Downloaded as a free nookbook. Not my usual type of reading, but it kept my interest - I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 12/3/2013

    " This book was pretty average to me. It was good enough to divert attention for a few hours but there were too many red herrings and elements to the plot to make it truly engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charmayne Orton | 11/24/2013

    " I really liked this book. It wasn't a page turner, but I definitely wasn't bored. It was well written with intricate details throughout. It kept the reader reading until the last page to complete the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/6/2013

    " This is an easy read and will make a good accompaniment to a "classic" of the same period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 11/6/2013

    " This was a cute, easy book to read. I liked it. I liked Lilly and thought she really found herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/17/2013

    " I found this quite interesting with the historical nature of the scenes, behaviors, laws, etc. Very strong characters kept me quite interested in the plot of the novel. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 7/20/2013

    " Free Kindle book. Light historical fiction with a Christian flavor to it I was not aware of until about halfway through the book. Pleasant read with some interesting tidbits about early 19th century medicine and society. However, the characters and plot are not terribly compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hong Nguyen | 7/6/2013

    " I really loved this book! Long gone are the days of courting and formal introductions. Oh how I long for an exciting trip to London to find me a husband! hehe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/10/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars for this clean book. Sometimes the story dragged a bit for me but other times it was a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tfeenstra | 10/16/2012

    " Enjoyable easy read. Nothing to think about. Just whag I needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrica | 6/21/2012

    " Great Free-Friday book. I really enjoyed reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/28/2012

    " Very Austenesque, though definitely not as good as an Austen. However, it did keep me flipping pages to discover which suitor she would end up with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vetia | 1/28/2012

    " This book was well written but a little unexciting...it was interesting JUST enough for me to finish the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zulma | 12/8/2011

    " Truly enjoyed it. I've got a few other Julie Klassen books I'll be reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/21/2011

    " There are some of Ms. Klasson's books that I prefer over others. I thought this was one of her best efforts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla Sommer | 6/4/2011

    " Elise you may enjoy this book. Interesting story set in the late 1700's and early 1800's in England. This book traces the history of physicians, surgeons and apothecarys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 5/24/2011

    " I loved this book from start to finish. I loved all of the characters, and how you got to see a little into each. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 5/22/2011

    " This was a fun, easy read. It was better than I expected. Story moved right along and of course I love the time period (early 1800's). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marleah | 5/17/2011

    " A good read. It was interesting to learn about apothecaries in the 19th century. I was a little dismayed by all the suitors the author had flying around, it was hard to keep all of them straight. No heroine should have to deal with 4...5? love interests. At least she picked the right one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/17/2011

    " The Author was trying too hard to be like Jane Austen , too many of the same plots and character types in this book as are in a Jane Austen book. it was an okay read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/15/2011

    " It started out strong and then kind of fizzled out. The Author also left one of the characters with a loose end. The historical aspect was really interesting though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 5/14/2011

    " This one kept me guessing to the end who she was really going to marry. I didn't see how everything could possibly work out and it did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 5/11/2011

    " I really liked this book. I agree with my aunt, who read it before me; it ended just right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 5/8/2011

    " Bland. The heroine seems too perfect and nothing ever really seems to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette | 5/8/2011

    " This book isn't an earthshattering novel, but it was interesting to read about the apothecarys. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is an easy read. I would classify it as a clean 18th century romance novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 5/3/2011

    " Another free book that was just ok. The story was a little too predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 5/1/2011

    " LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! I appreciated that it so down to earth. I loved the ending...great book! I can't wait to find more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/1/2011

    " Great book! Could not put it down. I am currently reading Ms. Klassen's next novel "The Silent Governess" and is turning out to be just as good :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/1/2011

    " This book was a nice "take me away" book for a weekend reading. There are a couple of surprises in the book, secrets reveled. Several love interests, but didn't end the way I would have expected, but still a nice ending. I will look to see if this author has written anything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JamieG | 4/25/2011

    " This was a good, FREE Kindle read. A period piece that took a look at historical medical practices along with romance, friendship, and a mild dose of Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/25/2011

    " A decent read. Nicely set in historical England with a lot of detail about being an apothecary. "

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About the Author
Author Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen is a three­-time Christy Award winner and RITA Award finalist and loves all things Jane: Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and worked in publishing for sixteen years. She now writes full time and lives in St. Paul with her husband and children.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.