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Reading by Candlelight

Reading by Candlelight

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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. 

December - At the Foot of the Cherry Tree by Alli Parker

This box is available to be shipped immediately, if you begin a subscription your first book will be 'At the Foot of the Cherry Tree'.

Upcoming Authors:

January- A Shadow at the Door by Jo Dixon
February - The Eleventh Floor by Kylie Orr
March - Joy Moody is Out of Time by Kerryn Mayne
April - The Rip by Holly Craig

Beverage Option

Shipping Information

All 'Reading by Candlelight' boxes receive free shipping.

Subscriptions are shipped in the second week of the month.

Order anytime in the month to receive that month's book box. Note that if you order in the first week of the month your box will be shipped in the second week at the same time as subscription boxes.

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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 seed paper bookmark has been created using florals native to the author's home. When you've finished the book, tear it into small pieces and bring some colour into 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 or opt for a recurring delivery with our subscription options.

Monthly - delivered every month. Order any time in the month to receive that months box. 

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.


January - The House of Now and Then by Jo Dixon

February - Taken by Dinuka McKenzie 

March - Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder by Kerryn Mayne

April - The Running Club by Ali Lowe

May - The Heart Is A Star by Megan Rogers

June - Black Lies by Mercedes Mercier

July - The Drowning Girls by Veronica Lando

August - The Secrets of the Huon Wren by Claire Van Ryn

September - The Shallows by Holly Craig

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

I bought this for my daughter. She loved it

Fabulous present

Got this for my Sister-in-law for her birthday. She was absolutely delighted. Great service with the right selection and timings.


Gorgeous book box, beautifully wrapped & presented with wine, handmade candle & seed bookmark & surprise gift all matched to the book’s location. Absolutely delighted with the quality and value for money.

Alana Blyth
October box

Loved the parcel arriving and opening it.
I read the book over 3 days not my usual style it was well written.
A few personal triggers.
The candle was amazing - the candle was my favourite part of this box

Joanna Wallace
August box

Absolutely love this amazing product. A beautiful book which I am really enjoying. Excellent quality goodies. I highly recommend. A great way to try some amazing Australian treats from beautiful Tasmania 😊