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.


What the Critics Say

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


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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!
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."

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.
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- Catherine "Avid reader, picky about narrators."

Book Details

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