Today the spotlight shines on............................Lilly Haswell
Julie Klassen has turned her fine editing hand to writing with historical novels The Lady of Milkweed Manor and The Apothecary's Daughter. These books are beautifully written and full of interesting historical detail and engaging characters.
Enjoy this look behind the scenes of Miss Lillian Haswell:~
Your inspiration/background for the character & story
After writing Lady of Milkweed Manor, in which the main character finds herself in the unusual career of wet nurse, my editor challenged me to think of another unusual professional for a woman to have in early 1800s England. This led to Lilly Haswell, a young woman who ends up doing the work of an apothecary at a time when it was illegal for women to do so.
I would describe a leading man as well, but Lilly has at least three suitors to choose from and readers are kept guessing at which she will choose:
Here are the handsome gentlemen who inspired me—er…that is, these characters:
Thanks Julie ~ I think you have really captured Lilly's young men well with these pictures :) Lilly certainly chose the right one - LOL!
On Monday the spotlight shines on debut author Amy Clipston's Jessica and Lindsay Bedford from A Gift of Grace. See you then!
Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of The Apothecary's Daughter & Lady of Milkweed Manor
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To win a copy of The Apothecary's Daughter, post a comment on or before Sunday 7th June with contact details, telling me which leading man you would choose from the pictures above! Remember, you must have an Australian postal address to be eligible.