The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen

By Julie Klassen

Lillian Haswell, terrific daughter of the neighborhood apothecary, yearns for extra event and adventure than lifestyles in her father's store and their small village offers. She additionally longs to understand the reality at the back of her mother's disappearance, which villagers whisper approximately yet her father refuses to debate. chance comes while a far off aunt deals to coach her as a girl in London. uncovered to modern society and romance--as good as clues approximately her mother--Lilly is torn while she is summoned again to her in poor health father's bedside. ladies are forbidden to paintings as apothecaries, to be able to shop the relations legacy, Lilly should make it seem like her father continues to be making all of the diagnoses and judgements. however the suspicious eyes of a scholarly healthcare professional and a competing apothecary are upon her. As they vie for village prominence, 3 males additionally vie for Lilly's middle.

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Washburn’s clever. ” Doc sipped his whiskey. “I hope Jenny can escape that buffoon. ” “She’s got stuff she can sell,” Jeremiah interjected. ” My voice was sterner than I meant. “Things Bolton gave her,” Jeremiah answered, with a look that said he meant nothing more. “Clothes and jewelry. ” “Fat chance,” Richard said. ” Dooley kicked the type drawer again. “She’s too young and ignorant. Hell, she hasn’t been anywhere else. ” Doc had dealt our third hand. ” Richard exclaimed. ” All four of us rushed to the window as Jemmy bolted to spread the news of the looming gunfight.

For some reason, this made the duo laugh. I searched for a way to get back to Captain Ahab, but I came up empty. No use aggravating this dangerous pair. Just be polite and hope they get bored and go away. The skinny one gave a hail-fellow shove to the one on his right. “This greenhorn wants to see the Wild West, does he? ” “Well, I—” The skinny Cutler interrupted me. “Listen, we don’t take kindly to strangers tryin’ to horn their way into one of these-here mines. Take yer money and git. ” I couldn’t figure out why these two were so concerned about mining rights.

Then we’d be searching for a fourth again,” Richard said. Dooley thumped a type drawer with his boot. ” I looked at the three men. “Mixed up in what? ” Richard glanced at the open door, propped open with the ever-present can of ink. “Washburn supports someone else for governor. ” I asked. ” I could not believe it. ” Richard shook his head. “Washburn’s clever. ” Doc sipped his whiskey. “I hope Jenny can escape that buffoon. ” “She’s got stuff she can sell,” Jeremiah interjected. ” My voice was sterner than I meant.

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