Here is a description of the novel, courtesy of Julie Klassen's website:
Lilly Haswell remembers everything--whether she wants to, or not.
As Lilly toils in her father's apothecary, preparing herbs and remedies by rote, she is haunted by memories of her mother's disappearance. Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it. All the while, she dreams of the world beyond—of travel and adventure and romance.
When a relative offers to host her in London, Lilly discovers the pleasures and pitfalls of fashionable society and suitors, as well as clues about her mother. But will Lilly find what she is searching for—the truth of the past and a love for the future?
Typically in a romance novel, you can identify the chosen hero within the first few chapters, but Klassen kept me guessing until nearly the end of the novel as various eligible bachelors swirled into and out of Lilly's life. The author also skillfully wove the story together with historical detail, including fascinating information regarding the differences between apothecaries, doctors and surgeons in this time period.
I'm looking forward to reading more of Klassen's novels, especially her new release, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall.