The Apothecary's Daughter

  • by Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- C. Hankins

A really sweet story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Apothecary's Daughter to be better than the print version?

Yes because anything read by Davina Porter is better than reading it myself. I love to listen to her-


What did you like best about this story?

My favorite thing about this story is that you didn't know who Lily was going to end up with. Often the reader knows fairly early who will end up together and the rest of the story is about their ups and downs. I liked that this was Lily's story and she wasn't sure who she wanted until the very end. I also like how you see Lily's growth and maturity throughout the book as well as the ending. It is very satisfying and not all tired up with a ' happily ever after' bow-it isn't tragic but it is realistic.


What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her accents and her voice-AMAZING. I love her northern England accents almost as well as her Scottish ones. Her narration and interpretations of books increases the quality of the story immensely. I will listen to anything she narrates and am trying to listen to all of her books.


Any additional comments?

I don't know why I can't edit my 'overall' score- it should be 5 stars, I just didn't catch the mistake until I previewed my review. I think it is a 5 star book in every category.

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- susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-16-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books