Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles

Saving Saffron Sweeting 
by Pauline Wiles

Pages: 262
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  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.

I also loved Grace from the beginning.  She had a reality to her and I loved that she didn't have it all together like most real people don't have their life all put together at every moment.  Even though she was definitely a few years out of school, she was still trying to find true fulfillment in her professional life.  

I loved this American UK crossover and appreciated both cultures coming together in this small town.  A great book!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 37 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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