Hello my fellow bookworms, today I want to share with you the goodies I unboxed from not one, not two, but three vintage book boxes from the Teatime Bookshop!
For those of you wondering why three boxes, some of you might remember that I had a box go missing in December, well another didn’t arrive in March either so I contacted the Teatime Bookshop, who kindly sent me two replacement boxes and a bonus box to say sorry. All of which arrived together, safe and sound, last week! What a lovely surprise to come home, too!
As always, in each box, I received a delightful selection of sachets of hot chocolate; packets of biscuits; and promotional bookmarks and postcards, but, of course, it is the books I am sure you are most excited to hear about.
📕 Elizabethan Lover by Barbara Cartland (1953) – A historical-romance set at sea with pirates, sounds right up my street, even if romance is not my usual reading choice. I have also never read anything by Cartland, who is one of the queens of romance, so this should be interesting experiment for me.
📕 Joy and Josephine by Monica Dickens (1958) – A family drama about an orphan looking for her ‘real’ parents from the granddaughter of the celebrated Charles Dickens. Reviews are mixed for this one, however this is an author I have long wanted to read.
📕 Sue Barton – Senior Nurse by Helen Doye Boylston (1937) – The second book that follows a young woman training to become a nurse, written by a former nurse herself. Shame it wasn’t the first book, but if I enjoy this I will just have to go hunting for the rest of the series.
So all in all I think a great haul of vintage books, which I am excited to start reading. If you are interested, the Teatime Bookshop is a wonderful online bookshop that offers subscription book boxes, that help to recycle books, plant trees and bring a little joy each month.
Have you read these books or authors? Are you signed up for any book boxes? Please let me know in the comments below.