I listened to the recorded version of Julie Klassen's book. She has an elegant voice, perfect for this historical inspirational novel set in England. Lots of nice little "gifts" of information about the lives of apothecaries and their profession and the harsh realities of the transition to more "modern" medicine. A very unexpected pattern in the romances that her heroine has and in the final choice she makes. There are so many twists and turns that this is a novel that I would listen to again.
Bibliotherapy components: Losses, recovering from desertion by a parent, coming of age choices, making the hard decisions in life, and discovery of unknown close relatives.