Lilly won my heart with her thoughtfulness toward her father, brother, and friends. She faced disappointments and hard times with self-denial and courage. Her faith was portrayed in a matter-of-fact manner rather than in a heavy-handed way.
She yearns for travel and adventure. A desire for answers to mysterious events and a longing for love, makes the grass look greener beyond the borders of her village. When the opportunity to spend time in London with her aunt and uncle, she jumps at it. Lilly soon learns everything is not as rosy as it appears.
Fans of historical fiction will find, "The Apothecary's Daughter," a satisfying read. I need to go back and read Julie's debut novel, "The Lady of Milkweed Manor." I don't want to miss any of Julie's books.