Reading by Candlelight

A celebration of up and coming Australian authors, delicious beverages and incredible creations.

Read by Candlelight at Molly's Cottage and join a community where you can share your love of reading, candles and supporting Australian writers and creators. 

January - The House of Now and Then by Jo Dixon 

As Jo's novel is released in early January, shipping of the first box will not be until mid-January.

I knew that when I began discussing the book options with Fiona, I wanted a Tasmanian author as my first release.

I was so excited when she suggested her friend, Jo's debut novel, The House of Now and Then, as it is not only written by a Tasmanian author but it is set in Tasmania as well. 

Jo's novel has been described as a 'compelling mix of mystery, love and intrigue' and 'an absorbing, character-driven mystery... that builds to a twist-filled and wholly satisfying conclusion'.

I cannot wait to have the opportunity to read it alongside those of you who join me 'Reading by Candlelight'.

What's Included?

A book.

Hand-picked by Fiona (an emerging writer, voracious reader and lover of psychological thrillers) and Molly (founder of Molly's Cottage and a crime and courthouse drama enthusiast), the book will be a new release by an emerging Australian author. Where possible, books purchased as a part of a subscription will be signed by the author.

A candle.

To enhance your reading experience and transport you into the fictional world, Molly will curate a candle that you can light, relax and enjoy yourself. This fragrance will be brand new for Molly’s Cottage, chosen exclusively for the Reading by Candlelight box.

A beverage.

Taking recommendations from the author as a guide, Molly will select a beverage that is the perfect pairing for the novel. This will vary from month to month and may be a wine or a spirit. Alternatively, you can opt for alcohol-free.

A bookmark.

Hand-made by Molly, this bookmark is made from plantable seed paper. When you've finished the book, you can plant it in your garden.

A surprise.

To keep the mystery alive, each box will have a small surprise. The only constant being a product created by an Australian artisan business.

An invitation.

When you purchase your Reading by Candlelight box you will receive an email with a link to our Facebook community ‘Reading by Candlelight at Molly’s Cottage’. 

In this community you will find:

* Our monthly video - where Fiona Taylor will interview each of our featured authors, this will be shared towards the end of the month for you to watch at your leisure once you’ve read your book.

* A space to share what you’re reading, the candle fragrance you are loving along with any thoughts or feelings you have while enjoying your book box or any other novel. 

* A list of upcoming events where our featured authors will be in attendance such as book launches and writers festivals. 


You have the option to purchase a one-off box for immediate delivery (pending availability) or opt for a recurring delivery with our subscription options.

Monthly - delivered every month.

Seasonally - delivered every three months.

Yearly - delivered the same month, every year. Perfect for a birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day gift.

Within your account, you can choose to skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time.