Head of Zeus imprint Aria is to publish two new books by Rachel Burton.
Editorial director Hannah Smith acquired world English rights for both titles from Lina Langlee at The North Literary Agency. The first book, The Tearoom on the Bay, will be published as an e-book on 1st October 2020, with the second title to follow in early 2022.
The Tearoom on the Bay follows Ellie, who is returning home to Sanderson Bay to start a new life running an artisan tearoom. Just as her life is getting back to normal, she meets Ben, and discovers a kind man underneath his brooding exterior.
Smith said: "The Tearoom on the Bay immediately transported me to the delights of Sanderson Bay during a time where we were all stuck inside. This was the perfect, escapist fiction and we’re thrilled to be welcoming Rachel with open arms to the Aria family."
Burton has previously published The Many Colours of Us (HQ Digital, 2017) and The Things We Need to Say (HQ Digital, 2018).