This book is about a girl who longs for bigger and better things outside her small town and her father's apothecary shop. She gets the opportunity to live for a time in London and spends time trying to find a husband. But when she learns of her father's illness, she goes back to her father's shop to help run it while he is sick. I enjoyed this book and I love reading about this time period. Of course she gets in big trouble because she is a woman and isn't allowed to do the things an apothecary is supposed to do. There's also a sweet love story woven in. I thought this was a good read.