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Tea With Emma (The Teacup Novellas Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Diane Moody
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (578 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From bestselling author Diane Moody, Tea with Emma has over 250 "Five star" reviews.

Fresh from a Jane Austen tour in England, Maddie Cooper returns home to Texas, determined to bring a touch of "Austen to Austin." She dreams of opening an authentic English tea room and, like Austen's Emma, put into practice her self-proclaimed gift as a matchmaker. But an airport mishap with a cranky Englishman gets her off on the wrong foot (quite literally), especially when he moves into the university guest house across the street.

Can Maddie find a love for her unapproachable new neighbor, or has she finally met her match?

Editorial Reviews


The Teacup Novellas - Bestselling author Diane Moody does it again this time with her delightful novella series based on a family heirloom collection of vintage teacups. Each delicate cup and saucer inspires a unique stand-alone story, whether it's set in a college town in Texas, a quaint seaside village in Oregon, or a small rural town just down the road from Nashville. Follow the legacy of these teacups through tales of romance and mystery with a touch of faith. - OBT Bookz

Book One - Tea with Emma
Book Two - Strike the Match
Book Three - Home to Walnut Ridge
Book Four - At Legend's End
Book Five - A Christmas Peril

From the Author

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*Book Club discussion questions are included at the end of the novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: OBT Bookz (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057QO8Q4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,079 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tea With Emma June 28, 2011
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Author Diane Moody has released her first novella!

I'll be upfront with you - Diane is a friend, but there's more to our story than that - I'm also a fan of her writing. I love to do favors for friends. . .however this review is not that. This review is about a fresh voice in the fiction world and about a story so engaging I put the work I love to do on hold so I could finish it.

Maddie Cooper is a woman with a big dream inspired by a trip to England and she's not about to let anyone stop her from making that dream come true. Not even a grumpy new neighbor with a great accent - no matter how handsome he might be.

If you're looking for a fast and fun read, I highly recommend Tea With Emma. On every page Diane combines England, Texas, tea, romance, and a touch of faith with an elegant ease.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Austen in Austin June 27, 2011
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I absolutely love the premise of the Teacup Novellas series - a collection of teacups, each with its own story. In Tea With Emma, the author weaves a delightfully sweet and sunny Austen-esque tale in Austin, Texas that combines a British professor of English literature, a tea-room opening and a lovingly meddlesome matchmaker-wannabe who nearly misses the perfect match under her very nose. A charming, fun read -- I definitely recommend it!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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Every once in a while you come across someone who writes so well, you want to put the book, or kindle down, and start clapping. I'm tired of 400 page books that could be condensed into a novella. What Diane Moody did in this short novel is tell a delightful story that is so creative and heartwarming, it could be a movie. If you love Jane Austen, you'll love this book. I can't wait to read the other teacup novella she's written. Bravo to Diane Moody...I'm applauding!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I am enjoying my reading this Winter and reading more than usual since I purchased my Kindle. I enjoyed reading "Tea With Emma". I am into good love stories and Diane Moody has held my interest with this book and more. A wonderful adventure with a twist when you least expect it. Not wanting to give a review that would give the story away or spoil it for anyone. I would just say read "The Teacup Novellas" you will enter another world, from England and a young womans dream to coming home and jumping into the tasks at hand. Filled with emotion, have a kleenex or two handy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great June 16, 2012
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While I did enjoy the story line and the basis for it, there was not much else I liked. I felt that Maddie and Lainey acted and were portrayed as naive teenagers rather than grown women. They were giggly, self involved, and frankly a little annoying (Maddie especially).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars English born and bred ..... Nooooo! May 30, 2013
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I download this book to read on a week's vacation. I'm glad I didn't have time to read it then, because it would have ruined my week. I was born in England and lived there for 52 years before emigrating. I found this book trite, repetitive, in many cases factually incorrect and totally trivial. It lacked any kind of depth as did the characters. Coming from Yorkshire, I winced at the tea-making method and many other insanely inaccurate details of what an English Tea Shop would serve - especially in Jane Austen's day if, in fact, that was what the idea was. It was not clear. I shall steer clear of this author in the future.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tea with emma January 19, 2012
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This is a fun quick read that is very uplifting and worth reading. I have ordered more by the same author.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A lightweight read. January 30, 2012
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Tea with Emma is a lightweight novella which would have dug deeper into the characters if the author had made it a full length novel. I felt they were not fleshed out as well as they could be and the main character - Maddie - was very irritating with her penchant for "knowing" what was best for everyone. The subsequent pain which she manages to cause made me feel little sympathy for her as a character. The stranger across the road, the Professor, was a stereotype character whose change of personality was far too fast to be convincing.

The author's idea of using a tea cup collection around which to build a novel about Austen and tea rooms was excellent, but unfortunately the reader gets very little of the actual tea room, which may have been really interesting if allowed to flourish.

However, I shall read more work by this author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story that kept me smiling
This book's heroine is a young woman whose well-meaning interference in her best friend's love life personifies her naive optimism. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Smother
4.0 out of 5 stars Tea with Emma
So cute. This was a quick easy read. looking forward to the next book in the series. This story was quite inventive.
Published 5 days ago by Karen Franklin
4.0 out of 5 stars These are good
After reading the third in this series, I realized that I have five of them loaded on my I went back to the beginning. This first story is another sweet read. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Hedwig5221
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Funny!! Sweet & Loving!
This was one of those books you don't want to put down until the last page. Even then you wish it would continue on & on. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Different but well written and it held my interest to the end. Looking forward to book 2 of the teacup novellas.
Published 17 days ago by Ronada Bangle
3.0 out of 5 stars acting like teenagers. The hero changed his personality very fast
The two ladies were too giggly for me... acting like teenagers. The hero changed his personality very fast, perhaps too fast to be realistic.
Published 25 days ago by Luvs2Read2
5.0 out of 5 stars Story within a story... love it.
Great story, I have enjoyed reading all of Diane Moody's Teacup Novellas, so far. I can not wait to read more!
Published 1 month ago by Ozark mama
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book need more of them
I really enjoyed this teacup book.
Good clean reading for anyone!
Sure wish she would write some more
Published 1 month ago by Carols Stable Pal
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful tea service
I love pretty tea cups and feel delighted when using them. That is a part of this story, but it a fast moving story of relationships that kept me reading. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Redhen 76
4.0 out of 5 stars A LITE BOOK FOR WOMEN
Published 1 month ago by B. J. Hill
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More About the Author

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Diane Hale Moody is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She lives with her husband Ken (author McMillian Moody) in the rolling hills just outside of Nashville. They are the proud parents of two grown and extraordinary children, Hannah and Ben.

Just after moving to Tennessee in 1999, Diane felt the tug of a long-neglected passion to write again. Since then, she's written a column for her local newspaper, feature articles for various magazines and curriculum, and several novels with a dozen more stories eagerly vying for her attention.

When she's not reading or writing, Diane enjoys an eclectic taste in music and movies, great coffee, the company of good friends, and the adoration of a peculiar little pooch named Darby.

Visit Diane's website at and her blog, "just sayin'" at

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