29 August 2011

Audiobook Review of Julie Klassen's Apothecary's Daughter

The Apothecary's Daughter  -     
        By: Julie Klassen

The Apothecary’s Daughter

Reviewed by 
Carrie Fancett Pagels

I listened to the recorded version of Julie Klassen’s book. She has an elegant writer's "voice", perfect for this historical inspirational novel set in England. The audiobook reader was also very good. 

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.

Formats for those with special needs:  Available in multiple formats on Christian Book Distributors including their e-book format.  Also paperback through Amazon, and as an audible.com download as well as on CD (abridged, not sure I would recommend it as abridged as I would not want to miss any of it!),  and Kindle.  

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.

Giveaway:  We are giving away a Julie Klassen book this week in your choice of format and choice of book!  Leave a comment and your email address.  

Thank you for coming by OTT where we seek to show people overcoming through time, with God's help, and we like to review books available in formats friendly for the vision-impaired reader!!


  1. Wonderful and informative review, Carrie! Julie is one impressive author! I believe The Apothecary's Daughter is the only one of her books I haven't had the opportunity to read, so I especially appreciate your review on it.

  2. Thanks for the review Carrie.
    Like Diana, The Apothecary's Daughter is her only book I haven't read yet. I have heard it's good. It sounds interesting!

  3. Good morning, Marian! I started to accidentally put Maid Marian...that's another book for another time. LOL! (Goodness, Diana!) That's when you know you are either tired or read waaay too many books! Or a little of both...haha. Lots of luck in the drawing!

  4. I'm acquainted with Julie's writings through reading The Apothecary's Daughter some time ago and delighted in the story. If I am lucky enough to win this giveaway, I would enjoy reading The Lady of Milkwood Manor in the book or Kindle version. Thanks so much for the great review, the giveaway and the chance to win.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  5. Hey, Barbara. Good to see you again on OTT! Lady of Milkwood Manor is an excellent choice; I enjoyed that one alot!

  6. I am entering this comment for my sis-in-law who is unable to enter:

    If I win I would love to have the paperback version of The Silent Governess. Thank you, Carrie, for your review and the opportunity to win one of Julie's books!

    ~Barbara Smith

  7. oops- that book I mentioned above is Lady of Milkweed Manor...not Milkwood. Thought that didn't look right!

  8. Yes, when you're tired you can make mistakes very easily. I'm always forgetting words... not only English words, but Dutch too.

    Have a nice day!

    Maid Marian... or I think I prefer Lady Marian

  9. Lady Marian, I don't even need to be tired ;)

  10. Lady Marian, she speaketh the truth, I daresay. LOL! No, just kidding, if I did half the stuff Carrie did I'd be a walking zombie. I'm tired as it is! I don't know how she does it all!

  11. Last night I was writing a summary of a book I read, but I couldn't find the Dutch words. So I wrote it down in English. How bad is that... being Dutch?! Maybe I read too many English books. lol

    Lady Marian ;-)

  12. Too funny, Lady Marian!:) I promise you that if I can't find the right English words, I don't write them in Dutch. lol


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