Secrets in the Sky: a Saffron Sweeting novel

Secrets in the Sky: a Saffron Sweeting novel

by Pauline Wiles


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How far should you go to keep a secret?

No-one ever accused Sophie Campbell of being a coward. From caving trips to rooftop pranks, it appeared nothing could hold her back, especially once she landed a dream job promising travel all over the world.

But Sophie's jet-setting lifestyle is not what it seems and she's been spending more time in the quiet English village of Saffron Sweeting than she cares to admit. When her beloved Great Aunt Wol dies suddenly, Sophie loses one of the few people who truly know her. As friends, family and an old flame gather for the funeral, questions soon follow. Worse, Sophie finds herself increasingly attracted to the man most likely to expose her secrets. Can she manage to guard her past, yet finally follow her long-held dream?

Featuring both new and familiar characters, this stand-alone romantic comedy is set two years before Saving Saffron Sweeting. With side helpings of British tea, cake and wit, Secrets in the Sky explores how finding the courage to be yourself can be the toughest challenge of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988973121
Publisher: Pauline Wiles
Publication date: 02/22/2015
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

British by birth, Pauline Wiles now lives in northern California. While she doesn't miss the grey skies of Blighty, she does experience occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes. Her work has been published by House of Fifty, Open Exchange and Alfie Dog Fiction. Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

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Secrets in the Sky: a Saffron Sweeting novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
macjam47 More than 1 year ago
The protagonist in Pauline Wiles’ prequel to Saving Saffron Sweeting, Sophie Campbell, has so many secrets to keep, and some to discover; secrets that get in the way of her moving forward after the death of her beloved Great Aunt Wol, and of finding true love. In the small village of Saffron Sweeting are her secrets really safe? Most of all Sophie wants to keep her secrets from her mother, but will her boyfriend Joey, who is close to Sophie’s mother, spill the beans? Is Sophie willing to do what it takes to keep him from telling all? When Tom enters the story, early in the book, there are vibes that Sophie tries to ignore. Tom discovers a link between him and Sophie, but soon discovers she’s not who she says she is. The various characters woven expertly into the story, each have a place in the unraveling of Sophie’s story. Whether they are supporting her, as her friend and housemate Bella, or have a reason to expose her, each character adds to the viability of the story. The author beautifully introduces characters who, each in their own way, have an impact on the direction the story is taking the reader, while at the same time creating a real life image of a village that feels as real as any town the reader may have visited. A five-star book, I was mesmerized by Secrets in the Sky and didn’t want it to end. Secrets in the Sky is a book I highly recommend to all readers of women’s fiction/chick-lit. Now I need to get a copy of Saving Saffron Sweeting! I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A prequel to Saving Saffron Sweeting and it centers around a different character.  Sophie has a secret that she has been keeping for a lot of people and her secret may just come out. I absolutely adored Saving Saffron Sweeting and for some reason this one moved real slow in the beginning for me and finally picked up at the end.  I felt as though we spent a lot of time reading about her secret and her fear and how it kept her from doing what she really wants to do and I would have loved more of the story to take place after her secret comes out and she gets over her fears. I think I would have preferred reading this one first, but as Saving Saffron Sweeting released first, I read them in order of release.
Mshogrider67 More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of Secrets in the Sky by Pauline Wiles for a honest review. I really enjoyed this book I couldn't put it down.  The story takes place in the small village of Saffron Sweeting, where the main character Sophie Campbell lives with her Aunt Wol until Wol passed away and puts a huge kink into Sophie's life. You see Sophie is living a huge lie. Everyone thinks she is a Air Hostess (stewardess), but in actuallity she is terrified of flying. The reason she is lying is to cover a huge secret. When Wol passes she leaves a nest egg for Sophie and her ex-boyfriend Joey, who is also bests buds with Sophie's mom Erica, comes sniffing around. He wants a photography studio and wants Sophie to fund it and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. This is one guy I would like to kick in the teeth.  Along the way she meets Tom who's family owns garden center's and he's a pilot. He helps her cover the lie even though he has no idea what is going on. He along with others help her overcome her fear of flying, and ends up falling head over heels in love with her.  I'm gonna stop here or there won't be much point of you reading the book, and it was a real page turner for me, I just had to see what Sophie was gonna do next to protect her secrets.