Saving Saffron Sweeting

Saving Saffron Sweeting

by Pauline Wiles


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~ Quarter finalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award ~

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988973107
Publisher: Pauline Wiles
Publication date: 03/31/2013
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

British by birth, Pauline Wiles 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.

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Saving Saffron Sweeting 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PaulineMA More than 1 year ago
A great story!! As a dedicated reader of American authors writing stories about the US, I'm not even sure why I bought this book but found it in my Kindle library before vacation and so glad I did!!! Happily will recommend this book to friends. We all recognize the angst of an imperfect marriage, the struggle to be independent AND successful. I found myself quietly cheering for Grace while I was reading. Will definitely watch for more from Pauline Wiles.....maybe I bought the book specifically for the name!
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles is a great story to share. You never know what opportunity might come your way. She has a witty story to share. Synopsis: Grace is excited that she finally has a job for her interior design business, in the USA. This job is decorating the bedroom of her husband’s colleague. The only problem is this colleague has designs on Grace’s husband. She is led to believe that they had an affair. So back to England she goes but where to wallow? Jenna her best friend one night settles on Saffron Sweeting. All of the sudden she finds herself with a job at an estate agency. Grace suddenly has great opportunities that she would never have dreamed of. Will Grace be ready? Will her husband find her? My Thoughts: Saving Saffron Sweeting is a charming story full opportunity and humor. What event might lead you to change your life? Some of the circumstances that Grace has to deal with brings are heart breaking. Many could identify with her circumstances. This novel might appeal to who are down on their luck especially in the job market. This particular novel reminds me of when I was struggling with finding a job and a piece of advice my father would give me. I feel that he and Emelia would be on the same page. You never know what might happen? The story revolves around both California in the United States and England. More specifically the village of Saffron Sweeting. I love how the author brought in the historical significance of the village. The only negative for me was at times the narration of the audiobook. Overall I enjoyed the book and would highly recommend! by Jencey Gortney/ Writer's Corner
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings What a great twist on a Londonie/UK book! Grace is a UK native who spent a few years in California and has returned for not the best of reasons, but she is able to use her experience in the States to help this small town cater to the influx of expats flocking to this part of England. I absolutely adored how the town was willing in some areas to Americanize a little to cater to the different culture, it was such a fun way to read a book that was set in the UK.