Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles



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.

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**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win gourmet home-baked cookies! Anyone who purchases their copy of Saving Saffron Sweeting before May 6 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Sandra Davis! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:


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.

Connect with Pauline!


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17411115-saving-saffron-sweeting
Website: www.paulinewiles.com
www.twitter.com/paulinewiles
www.facebook.com/scribinglimey


Buy the Book!


Amazon book purchase: http://amzn.to/12hYZTQ

48 comments:

  1. I am super excited to talk about Pauline's book in May - it is a wonderful read!!

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    1. Yay, first entry to win cookies! And double yay that you liked the book :)

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  2. How exciting! I am headed to the first 2 stops now!

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  3. The dog in the cover is adorable. I hope he makes an appearance in the story. I like the blurb :)

    - Na S.
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Na, I think it's a pretty safe bet there is a naughty but lovable spaniel in the book somewhere. The question is, can he judge men's characters better than our heroine? :)

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  4. This sounds really good! Definitely going to look into it :)

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  5. It sounds like Grace's story parallels yours a bit. I hope the cheating hubby part is entirely fictionalized, though!

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    1. Aha, Daisy, you're not the first person to kindly ask about that!
      You can find the answer here:
      http://www.paulinewiles.com/2013/03/19/is-it-fiction/

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  6. Hi Pauline,
    I know that we are in email contact regarding my guest blogging on your site about my book The Old Rectory: escape to a country kitchen, but just to let you know that I bought your book through Amazon for my Kindle Fire. It's the next on my list!
    Julia

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    1. Thanks, Julia! I'm looking forward to you sharing a British recipe on my blog.

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  7. This sounds like such a great read Pauline! I can't wait to sit down and get started!

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  8. I love the title, anything with a dog on the cover has me hooked! Congratulations, Pauline!

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  9. Ooh, I couldn't resist the lure of gourmet cookies! I can't wait to read your book, Pauline. It's ready and waiting on my kindle. :-)

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  10. Thank you, Courtney, Martha and Libby. We will see if the gamble of a dog on the cover pays off :)

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  11. how wonderful thanks

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  12. This sounds great! I keep looking for new books- and homemade cookies sound awesome!!
    Ttrockwood(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Ttrockwood

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  13. This sounds like a book I would enjoy....and I am a huge dog lover (I have eight including three rescues) so I love that there is a dog on the cover..... And yummy cookies....well, what better way to enjoy a good book than munching on some great cookies...thank you for the chance to win.
    DH_jax (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. The British charm of this novel really makes me want to read it! I'm a huge dog lover as well and can see myself enjoying this story greatly :)

    Karielle Stephanie @ Books à la Mode
    thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

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  15. British chic-lit is always entertaining. Thanks for this review and a chance to win cookies. Who doesn't love cookies?

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  16. i have never tried gourmet cookies...hope i win so i can try them ty;)

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  17. So glad that cookies appear to speak a universal language!

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  18. The book is intriguing, and gourmet or not, with a hubby and 4 kids, the cookies will likely be gone before I get a nibble :D
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  19. I love the cover that's what drew me into this book at first. then I read the synopsis and it seems like my ype of book. I would really enjoy it.
    jsididia (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. This sounds like a wonderful book. I can't wait to read it!

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  21. I am a book lover and just finished an amazing story and I am looking forward to finding another one and this one sounds pretty good. 8)
    valerie at its-the-simple-things dot com

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  22. Looking forward to reading your book. I love gourmet cookies. I'm curious: what historic homes would you most likely recommend for me to visit?

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    1. Lexiquin,
      Britain is full of amazing houses and castles. Depending where in the country you are, a few of my favourites include:
      Leeds Castle (south)
      Hampton Court Palace (London)
      Wimpole Hall + farm (East Anglia)
      Chatsworth (north)
      Dunnottar Castle (ruins - Scotland)
      Glamis Castle (Scotland)
      http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ is a great place to start research!

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  23. I love dogs and Im sure I would enjoy reading your book. I love to read. thanks for the review.

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  24. Cookies are always a big hit around my house, sounds yummy!

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  25. What a great suggestion of places to visit if I should ever get to Britain. That would be a dream trip.
    I, too, am a cookie fan. I'm having a few lemon ginger ones this morning with my tea.

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  26. Oh I'm intrigued! I love spaniels and my step grand mum has been here from Britain since the 70s!!!

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  27. Sounds like a great book and the cover looks great. There are so many new authors who make bad mistakes when choosing their covers. Great job :)

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  28. good luck with your book - we love cookies
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  29. This sounds like an interesting book. I hope you do well with it.

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  30. Who doesnt love cookies? Any cookie anytime!

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  31. Samantha, the tour has been awesome: great fun and expertly orchestrated. Thank you!

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  32. What a fun tour Pauline! Hope you have much success with Saving Saffron Sweeting and future titles :)

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  33. I love books with an English setting!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. Who doesn't love cookies?? And a great book :)

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  35. nothing like reading a great book and eating cookies
    sandradavis07@comcast.net

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  36. love to win homebaked cookies. thankyou , ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  37. This sounds like a good book. I love an English setting :)

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  38. this book sounds like it might be good

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  39. I just finished reading your book. Enjoyed the story about the village to the point that I didn't wanted the book to end. Brought good memories of our visit to the UK last year. I look forward to read more of your books in the future.

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    1. Thanks, Diana - I'm so glad you liked it!

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  40. Thank You so much. A great book and cookies.....it doesnt get much better. I emailed my info back to you. thank you again!

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