Adventures by the Book® is pleased to offer a relaxing Sunday Morning Tea Adventure with popular book club author Camille Di Maio. Enjoy a decadent morning at historic Coral Tree Tea House, complete with assorted tea sandwiches, scones, Waldorf Salad, dessert, and, of course, a spot of tea, while Camille discusses her most recent work of historical fiction, The Memory of Us.
Your Adventure includes scrumptious tastings, dessert, tea, tax, gratuity, author presentation, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up-close and personal in an intimate and charming setting.
**Books will be available for purchase and signing during the tea, or pre-order your copy (at a special online only price) for delivery and signing at the event. Seats are limited, so reserve early to guarantee your spot and take advantage of our early bird pricing.
About the Author and Book
Camille Di Maio recently left an award-winning real estate career in San Antonio to become a full-time writer. She has a bucket list that is never-ending, and uses her adventures to inspire her writing. There’s almost nothing she wouldn’t try, so long as it doesn’t involve heights, roller skates, or anything illegal.
The Memory of Us was Camille’s debut novel, which was a finalist for the Holt Medallion Award for Literary Excellence, and made her a popular book club author. In the novel, Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.
While visiting her brother in secret, Julianne meets and befriends Kyle McCarthy, an Irish Catholic groundskeeper studying to become a priest. Caught between her family’s expectations, Kyle’s devotion to the church, and the intense new feelings that the forbidden courtship has awakened in her, Julianne must make a choice: uphold the life she’s always known or follow the difficult path toward love.
But as war ripples through the world and the Blitz decimates England, a tragic accident forces Julianne to leave everything behind and forge a new life built on lies she’s told to protect the ones she loves. Now, after twenty years of hiding from her past, the truth finds her—will she be brave enough to face it?