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Josephine Moon lives with her husband and son, and their extraordinarily large and diverse animal family, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She has a passion for horses, imported fine chocolate and gourmet teas.
Author photo © K Lamarque
A deliciously delightful read, the perfect choice if you like your relationship tales to be thoughtful, discerning and have deeper more meaningful tones. Christmas, in her late 30’s, lives in Tasmania and has set herself ten rules for happiness, most of the rules are easy to empathise with, the last one however, spells trouble. There is a large and wide range of characters, some pop in to say hello, others are more lasting, all add to the authenticity of a small town life. Josephine Moon takes the story in unexpected directions, subtly creating a feeling of reality to this lovely warm velvety tale. If the shop existed in reality, it would have queues out the door, the descriptions of chocolate are just heavenly. This is an enticing, charming novel that you can lose yourself completely in, it’s certainly worth visiting The Chocolate Apothecary. ~ Liz Robinson
A lovely book of friendship, trust, ambition, realising one’s dreams and achieving. It has the added bonus of teaching us a lot about the different blends of tea and the plants and fruits used to enhance them. It concerns a successful Australian business woman bringing her boutique tea shop to the Kings Road in London, the two women who join her needing an uplift in their lives and of the trials and tribulations they encounter trying to open. It’s a good read. A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... 'Josephine Moon has created a divine world in The Tea Chest that immediately drew me in like a warm and comforting blanket. Set in a boutique London teashop, with rose petals, cinnamon bark and orange peel scenting the air, three women come together from very different backgrounds and learn to trust themselves and each other. A gorgeous novel about friendship and self-belief, this is the perfect read to curl up and enjoy with a cup of tea.' - Sam Redman, Editor, Allen & Unwin
'A gorgeously evocative family drama that takes you from sunny Australia to the beautiful Tuscan countryside - I couldn't put it down!' - Paige Toon One coin for love, one for marriage, one to return to Rome. Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold coins into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa, half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving but cloying family. Soon, it seems as if those wishes she made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to help heal a fifteen-year-old tragedy. Until Lara's past threatens to destroy everything she loves... Three Gold Coins is a masterfully written celebration of food, family, triumph over adversity, and love - a deliciously imperfect life.
'A gorgeously evocative family drama that takes you from sunny Australia to the beautiful Tuscan countryside - I couldn't put it down!' - Paige ToonOne coin for love, one for marriage, one to return to Rome.Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold coins into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa, half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving but cloying family.Soon, it seems as if those wishes she made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to help heal a fifteen-year-old tragedy.Until Lara's past threatens to destroy everything she loves...Three Gold Coins is a masterfully written celebration of food, family, triumph over adversity, and love - a deliciously imperfect life.
Maria knew about guilt. It was a stubborn, pervasive and toxic emotion, and incredibly difficult to shake. Especially if really, deep down, you didn't think you deserved to let it go. Maria spends her days tending to the bees of Honeybee Haven and creating wonderful honey products to fund children in need. A former nun, Maria's life has long been shaped by a shadowy secret and her own self-imposed penance for events in her past. The arrival of two letters, one pink, from nearby Noosa Heads, and one marked with a government crest, herald the shattering of Maria's peaceful existence. Before they were married, Tansy made a very serious deal with her husband, Dougall. With their elegant apartment and beachside lifestyle in Noosa, they have everything they agreed they wanted in life, so Tansy is going to ignore the feelings that might suggest she has changed her mind. On top of those not-really-there feelings, Dougall wants to move to Canada! Surprising and intriguing, The Beekeeper's Secret is an exploration of family in all its facets, and the astounding secrets we keep from those we love.