Friday, July 19, 2013

Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles Book Spotlight and Review

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 neighbors 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.


The sounds of click, click, click fell into place as Grace Palmer realized her husband was having an affair.  Not only has he been with sleeping with someone else, it's her friend and client.  Deciding she is not ready to talk it out and make decisions, she flees to the little village of Saffron Sweeting.  Grace finds herself making friends, helping others save their businesses and reassessing what is truly important in her life.

I thought this was a unique story, when we meet Grace she is married and just beginning to launch her career, but you also get that she has been kind of floundering trying to find her way.  I liked that she was a real character and reacted as I think many in the same situation would react.  Refreshing and inspirational, I really found Grace identifiable and relished every moment of her journey.

About the Author Pauline Wiles:  British by birth, Pauline moved to California eight
years ago and, apart from a yearning for afternoon tea and historic homes, has never looked back.
Her work has been published by House of Fifty, Open Exchange and Alfie Dog Fiction.
Saving Saffron Sweeting is her first novel.

Contact the Author
phone (650) 260-5560
twitter @PaulineWiles
facebook Feb 4, 2013

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you enjoyed it.