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Pretti Parcels – The Royal Box – June 2017

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The Victorian Book and Tea Club

Comes with a book, specialty tea, an online book club and more!


  • $34.99/month + shipping*
    • The Majesty of our boxes, the Royal Box from Pretti Parcels includes our largest assortment which includes:

      • A classic paperback novel from the

      19th century

      •Delicious, aromatic tea to enjoy with

      your novel

      • An ebook version of the novel

      •A bookmark with original artwork related

      to the novel

      •And of course, an invitation to the monthly online Pretti Parcels book club!


*US SHIPPING ONLY – $4.99/month

I received the June “Royal Box” to review, and I couldn't wait to try it out!  I love Victorian literature, so this box is perfect for me.

The box comes in a white box with the logo and decoration stamped onto it.  I love this Victorian design!

The box came with a letter from Pretti Parcels!  I like how the letter looks Victorian.  It was nice to receive a welcome letter to the box as well.  The letter also includes an invitation to the online book club that Pretti Parcels holds.  On the back of the letter is also a redeem key to get this month's book choice as an ebook!

The book this month is wrapped in paper with twine!  The paper has the Pretti Parcels logo on it, and I like that small touch.  The care that went into packaging the book is admirable.

This month's book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin!  I have never read this story before, so I am excited to dive into it.  This book also includes various other short stories and a special introduction!  I love classics that include these bonuses.


The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class life are the themes of this now-classic novel. As Kaye Gibbons points out in her Introduction, Chopin “was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it.”

The book also came with this exclusive bookmark!  The artwork reflects this month's book choice.

The last item is, of course, the tea!  This month's tea is a tin of rose petal tea sachets mixed with black tea.  Rose is one of my favorite tea flavors, so I will be savoring this!

Final Thought: The Pretti Parcels “Royal Box” is carefully curated with items to appeal to Victorian literature and lifestyle lovers.  However, at about $40 including shipping, I found that this box did not add up to what similarly priced book boxes include.  As a book subscription owner myself, I would have liked to see a few bonus items for the asking price.  Overall, if you like Victorian literature and tea, then this box is a good choice for you; but be aware that the box does not contain many bonus items!

*NOTE: The Box Reviewers received this box to review.

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Ashley Nestler is the author of "Beautiful Nightmare", "Behind Broken Glass Walls", and "Into The Fog".She is also the CEO of the subscription boxes Literary Vacation Club and Hedren's Chest.Ashley is an active participant in the indie author movement and is very passionate about mental health due to her own history.Her work aims to spread awareness about alternate healing through literature and to provide this service to anyone who needs it.
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