Well, with a title like that, and today being S and all, I just couldn’t resist, could I? 🙂
Today’s post is dedicated to the lovely Pauline Wiles’ debut novel which was released last week. I’m up to chapter 5 now and I can tell you it is very, very good. It’s not often I pick up a book by a new writer and instantly feel I’m in safe hands. Pauline’s writing is assured and readable and I know that wherever she’s going to take me I want to go there. Oh, and it’s a really good story too!
More about the book:
“Grace Palmer’s British friends all think she’s living the American Dream. But her design business is floundering and when she discovers her husband is cheating with her best client, she panics and flees home to England.
The tranquil village of Saffron Sweeting appears to be a good place for Grace to lick her wounds, but the community is battling its own changes. Reluctantly, Grace finds herself helping her new neighbours as they struggle to adjust and save their businesses.
However, not everyone has the same opinion on what’s good for the village. The charismatic new man in her life may have one speculative eye on Grace, but the other is firmly on profit. How will she navigate the tricky path between her home and her happiness?
With gentle humour and generous helpings of British tea and cake, Saving Saffron Sweeting explores one woman’s need to define herself through her career and community, before she can figure out who should be by her side.”
Saving Saffron Sweeting reached the quarter finals in the romance category of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award – no mean feat! Pauline is about to embark on a blog tour to promote her book so please support her in any way you can.