Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Secrets in the Sky - Pauline Wiles




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 Kindle best-seller 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


If you want to read an excerpt of this book then please see my last post.

This is a real little gem of a book. This was my first visit to Saffron Sweeting and I loved it from the start. Although the main character Sophie seems quite dizzy and embroiled in a life of lies, as the book unfolds it becomes clear that this is not all about her, and she has valid reasons for her Walter Mitty existence.

We meet lots of village characters as we journey through life with Sophie, and each has their own little story. It's not all tea and cake though, there's a character that really made me squirm and I was routing for Sophie to see through him - but I'll let you read the book to find out more about him.  

The book has a really well thought out story line that keeps you turning the page. The author, Pauline, now lives in the USA, but this book still felt very English in tone and up to date with social references. It even referenced my home town of Nottingham and a good old Melton Mowbray pork pie, so I felt right at home!

I loved it so much I bought Pauline’s other book “Saving Saffron Sweeting” straight after finishing this book,  and it’s on my to read list. Can't wait to get back to Saffron Sweeting.


Thanks to Bliss Book Promotions for allowing me an advance copy of this book to review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your time in reading and reviewing the book. I'm so glad the pork pie mention made you feel at home :)

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