I absolutely love a bookish subscription box – I really think there are few things nicer than getting a package in the post packed full of books and bookish goodies. So I was beyond delighted when the team from Scripter Box got in touch with me to ask if I would like to try one of their beautiful novel boxes.
The box I received was the July novel box, which came with the book When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard. The box arrived quickly, was beautifully presented, and was packed full of all the gorgeous goodies you can see in the photo there, which are themed to the book for that month – a garden themed book sleeve, tomato seeds (planted last week – fingers crossed they pop up soon!), a ‘just one more page’ coaster, coffee beans, and Scripter Mag which features a letter from the author.
The book – When Grace Went Away – sounds fantastic:
‘Functionally dysfunctional.’ That’s how financial analyst Grace Fairley describes her family in the small South Australian farming community of Miners Ridge—a family fractured by tragedy and kept that way by anger, resentment and petty jealousies. As the eldest sibling, Grace tries to keep the family in touch, but now she’s accepted a promotion to the London office. Time zones and an enormous workload mean she’s forced to take a step back, although she finds time to stay in contact with Miners Ridge landscape gardener Aaron Halliday.
Sarah Fairley, Grace’s mother, fled Miners Ridge and her embittered husband eight years ago. Now, in the absence of Grace, she finds herself pulled back to the small town where her estranged children and grandchildren live. Drawn into the local community, and trying to rebuild family relationships, she uncovers a long-kept secret that could change her world …
Can Grace, Sarah and their family find a way to heal? Who will have the courage to make the first move?
I really like that Scripter box offers not only subscriptions to monthly boxes where the contents are a surprise when they arrive, but also have past boxes available in their store. If you’re interested in checking them out you can use the code BOOKISH15 to get 15% off your first purchase.
I’d love to know if anyone tries the boxes!