This includes a brand new copy of a book signed by a fantastic Author, alongside a selection of treats – delivered to your door once a month for three months July – September 2023 inclusive. All three books are new publications released in paperback and there is an opportunity to attend a free online Zoom event with each Author too.
Order by the 15th of June 2023 and receive an additional freebie gift in your July box! We’ll be revealing the titles in our newsletter at the end of May.
An Italian Island Summer by Sue Moorcroft
Sue Moorcroft is back with another sizzling Summer novel, this time set in beautiful Sicily. As warm and wonderful as an Italian Summer night, this is the perfect escape for seasonal reading from an Award Winning Author, Queen of destination fiction.
After her marriage falls apart, Ursula Quinn is offered the chance to spend the summer working at a hotel on a beautiful island off the coast of Sicily, Italy. Excited by a new adventure, she sets off at once.
At Residenza dei Tringali, Ursula receives a warm welcome from everyone except Alfio, son of the Tringali family. He gave up his life in Barcelona to help his mother Agata with the ailing business, and is frustrated with Ursula’s interference – and she in turn is less than impressed with his attitude. As they spend more time together, though, they begin to see each other in a different light.
But what with Ursula’s ex-husband on her tail, family secrets surfacing and an unexpected offer that makes Alfio question his whole life, there’s plenty to distract them from one another. Can she face her past and he his future, and together make the most of their Sicilian summer?
The Sunrise Sisterhood by Cathy Bramley
An emotional but uplifting story of three women healing from their past, learning to love themselves again and embarking on an unforgettable Summer from the Queen of writing family dilemmas, Cathy Bramley.
Three generations of women, and the summer that saved them.
The holidays are here, and in Salcombe, Liz longs for the arrival of her god-daughters, Skye and Clare and Clare’s daughter baby Ivy. After years on her own, she needs help to save the catering business she built with Clare’s late mother, Jen.
However, half-sisters Skye and Clare couldn’t be more different, struggling with family secrets and hidden jealousies. As the women navigate this unexpected summer together, truths are revealed and their relationships are put to the test.
The Sunrise Sisterhood is a summery slice of joyful escapism as well as an emotional drama about three women healed by the sparkling waves of Salcombe and the power of the sisterhood.
You can read our review here.
Tiny Pieces of Enid by Tim Ewins
A hypnotic and moving story of companionship and ageing, from the Author of the acclaimed debut, We Are Animals. Described as one of the most beautiful portrayals of love ever read, this book will warm your heart.
Enid isn’t clear about much these days. But she does feel a strong affinity with Olivia, a regular visitor to her dementia home in a small coastal town. If only she could put her finger on why.
Their silent partnership intensifies when Enid, hoping to reconnect with her husband Roy, escapes from the home. With help from an imaginary macaw, she uncovers some uncomfortable truths about Olivia’s marriage and delves into her own forgotten past.
A deeply touching story of love, age and companionship, evoking the unnoticed everyday moments that can mean the world to the people living them, Tim Ewins’ second novel will delight fans of his acclaimed debut, We Are Animals.
About the Tea Leaves and Reads Book Club
Each month we choose a title and Author to feature and reveal the details to all of our email subscribers the week before dispatch. Previous Authors have included Amanda Prowse, Sue Watson, Kirsty Greenwood, Sophie Hannah, Sheila O’Flanagan, Sanjida Kay, Heidi Swain, Emma Cooper, Eithne Shortall, Julie Cohen, Jill Mansell, Daniel Cole, JP Delaney, Holly Seddon, Sue Moorcroft, West Camel, Stephen Cox, Kate Sawyer, Miranda Dickinson, Louise Beech, Sarah Vaughan, Liz Alterman & many more. Occasionally the book may include a signed book-plate rather than a physical signature – this is due to the Author being overseas. We will always let you know in advance when this may be the case.
All of our brand new signed publication boxes will be a flat cost of £19.99 (paperbacks only). In purchasing this subscription you will be saving yourself almost £3 across the cost of three boxes plus no additional postage costs. However if you’d prefer to buy the books separately or just fancy one off boxes, please do browse our shop as each book club choice is listed individually too.
The extra touches for our book club include a silver pewter charm, themed wax seal finishing off your beautifully packaged up book and a bookmark. Each box includes tea, coffee, biscuits, a tea light candle, and a specially made Wax Melt Bar from Hampshire Candles to go with the book. If you’re not familiar with scented wax melt bars, we have a mini burner starter kit in the bookish add-on section of our shop. Trust us, these scents are BEAUTIFUL.
About the Authors
Our Authors are picked because we love them. It’s as simple as that. You will never find an Author in your Book of the Month box that we don’t like or haven’t read already! If you’re an Author interested in having us choose your book just get in touch and we can chat.
About the Book Club Box…
Each month we choose a title, arrange for the book to be signed, and have an online and face to face discussion in our book clubs. Join our Facebook Group here to get all of the updates. Face to face discussions are also held once a month locally near Andover, Hampshire and we have an online Zoom Event which we try and arrange for the Author to attend – subject to availability.
Your monthly box will include…
- A brand new paperback copy of our Book Club Pick of the Month – signed by the Author.
- Four delicious beverages – A mixture of tea and coffee.
- A Tasty Treat – (please specify any dietary needs at checkout) – Meredith & Drew Biscuits
- A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home!
- An extra scented gift – each month we include a scented wax melt bar.
- Online discussion via our Facebook Group plus, for some of the Authors, an online zoom to ask them questions! See our events page for what’s coming up.
- A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!
- Some boxes include some additional treats and themed items where indicated.
Terms and Conditions
- Signed books will either be physically signed or include a signed bookplate from the Author. Where possible we arrange for the book to be physically signed by the Author but due to overseas logistics this is not always possible.
- This subscription will mean that you receive Book Club Pick of the Month for July, August and September 2023.
- At the end of the three months we will be in touch to find out if you’d like to renew your subscription. We will not auto-renew.
- Books are sent 2nd Class via the Royal Mail five days prior to the end of the month.
- It is your responsibility to let us know if your address changes during your subscription.
- Three month subscriptions are only available for UK delivery at the current time.
- It is not possible to cancel or pause your subscription & due to the nature of the box refunds are not available.
- All of our Book club boxes are still available for one off purchase on our website with a limited number each month.
- In purchasing this Three Month Subscription you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
- You can purchase this as a gift and include a gift message at checkout which will be included in the first box.
- We’re not able to swap other titles into your box – but trust us, you’ll love what we choose!
- All book choices are subject to publication schedule and may change should publication dates change if this situation does occur, we will ensure that you are provided with a replacement book.
*Gallery images shows an example of what may be included in your box – flavours and scents may differ.