Dear Friends,

In last week’s post, I mentioned that I was planning a surprise. Well, today I pop the cork on a bottle of the best bubbly with the happy news that I have published my first book! As you’ve probably guessed from the image above, it’s entitled Village Vignettes: Stories for Tea Time. Here’s what you’ll find between the covers:

A nostalgic collection of small stories that capture the wonder and mystery of English country life.

Comprised of ten vignettes, these gentle, cozy stories are the perfect companion to a cup of tea. The reader will delight in tales of mice who read mysteries, mermaids who love Shakespeare, and the quiet desires of respectable folk. Uplifting and enchanting, it is also softly wistful as it recalls a world that modernity has swept aside.

My Instagram followers will know that this book began as a series of “miniature stories” I wrote on that platform. I had such fun writing them that I decided to complete the series as a little book of ten vignettes.

Village Vignettes is available to purchase on both Amazon or directly from my website. My warmest thanks to anyone who purchases it!

To celebrate its release, you can look forward to giveaways (follow me on Instagram for those!) and a special series in this newsletter about perfect reads for teatime.

In the meantime, I wish you a lovely July weekend! I hope to find some late flowers at the garden shop and perfect my iced tea experiments.

Until next time,