I read this book on Kindle, which I read all my books on. I found it to be a great historical novel, of a time that I do enjoy reading.
When women were not able to own anything, or have any rights at all. I enjoy the language Julie Klassen used throughout the book and the liberties she took with the standards and traditions.
While you the reader never felt sorry for the heroine, you did emotionally celebrate with her. The main characters are real to live ( true to the times), she uses the language and customs to introduce a time that has been portrayed many times over, with a new light and new look on very difficult times.
Her bravery and her passions are well received throughout the book without being limiting by customs of the times. Located in a remote village, you learn of her trials and tribulations and enjoy her journey to adulthood.
I didn't like the ending, I found it to be rushed and a bit obvious. I was disappointed with the climax of the story, it felt like it was ended because there was no other way to end the book.
This is a lovely piece of historical fiction that will take you back to a time and place you can only imagine. Lillian Haswell has been working in her father’s apothecary shop and helping to raise her mentally challenged brother since her mother abandoned her family three years ago. She has a knack for medicine and a wonderful memory. Her friendship with Mary and her comfort in the ease of her daily work keep her torn between life in the apothecary shop and fulfilling her … more