~~ 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.
Don't let the cover dissuade you from reading Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles! This is a superb book and the main character is a woman called Grace, not a dog.
Grace is British but she and her husband live in the States. She's a designer, but when she finds her one client is sleeping with her husband, Grace crosses the ocean back home. There, she finds a job in the quaint town of Saffron Sweeting.
She also catches the eye of a handsome man, even though Grace's husband is still begging her forgiveness and trying to win her back. There are several eccentric people in Saffron Sweeting and Wiles does a great job of describing the town and it's inhabitants, bringing them to life. Grace is a strong character who I really wanted to see land on her feet, but she always manages to do that. I just wasn't sure how her love life was going to transpire, and I'll leave that for you to find out. If you like some humor with your romance, with great writing and clever characters, pick up Saving Saffron Sweeting!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.