Cup of Tea

Cup of Tea

by Amy Ephron
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Cup of Tea by Amy Ephron

A seductive romance, set in New York Citys high society during the period of World War I

A Cup of Tea is about two very different women and their pursuit of one man. Inspired by the classic Katherine Mansfield short story, Amy Ephrons novel begins when a privileged socialite, Rosemary Fell, invites Eleanor Smith, a penniless young woman, to her home to warm herself by the fire and to have a cup of tea. When Rosemary sees her fiancé Phillip, exchange a look with Eleanor, she gives the young woman a few dollars and sends her on her way, thinking she has cast Eleanor out of their lives. Instead, this chance encounter sets into play a tempestuous and all-consuming triangle in the great romantic tradition. Rosemary will marry Phillip, but can she stop the passion between Eleanor and Phillip? As the war builds in Europe, Phillip is conscripted to fight abroad, throwing all of their lives further off-balance.

Amy Ephrons beautifully written tale is brought to life by its vivid (and often amusing) cast of characters, its wonderful period detail of New Yorks drawing rooms and hat shops, and its delightfully spare and picturesque sense of story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688149970
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/23/1997
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amy Ephron is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels One Sunday Morning and A Cup of Tea. Her magazine pieces and essays have appeared in Vogue; Saveur; House Beautiful; the National Lampoon; the Los Angeles Times; the Huffington Post; Defamer; her own online magazine, One for the Table; and various other print and online publications. She recently directed a short film, Chloe@3AM, which was featured at the American Cinematheque’s Focus on Female Directors Short Film Showcase in January 2011. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan Rader, and any of their five children who happen to drop in.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 21, 1952

Place of Birth:

Beverly Hills, California

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read!!! Amy Ephron is by far my favorite writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is an awesome book. I enjoyed from start to finish. It really put you "there" and made you almost feel like a character. I recommend it to EVERYONE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book 'A Cup of Tea' was quite a disappointment. It was very pretictable. Before Ephron wrote anymore you already knew what was going to happen. The book was well written but very typical. A classic love story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow what a book of love and total betrayal. A cup of Tea ia a wonderful book by Amy Ephron. Dealing with a love triangle that keeps you guessing from start to finish. Ephron did an exquisite job on describing the scene of 1917 and the events that happen. The detail of the characters and how society viewed them was depicted as well. This book is a quick read that will get you interested after the first chapter. You also can see how diffrent society was in 1917. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is easy to read and follow along with, it would be a good book for high school English teachers to consider giving their students to read. This book was ia awsome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A cup of Tea is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. Although not quite the period piece the cover promotes, it is a charming story that will keep you guessing the outcome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was beautifully written. Amy Ephron made me really care about the characters, and made me feel emotions like heartbreat, elation, and lividity. Go and check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Cup of Tea is my favorite book. I am only 14 years but i love this book. I love the way it starts happy and everything is okay, then the middle becomes of sadness when Philip has to leave Rosemary. Then when he comes back its kind of like a new world, when he sees Rosemary. Then the world begins when he sees Elenor with the .... well ur going to have to read the book to find out that one. Then the ending was a shock, I got sad when i found out the end. I highly suggest this book to people who like romance and things along that line of things.