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Saving Saffron Sweeting

Quarter finalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Number one Kindle best seller, April 2014.

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.

Paperback, 294 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9889731-0-7
E-book ISBN: 978-0-9889731-1-4


Bonus materials

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Secrets in the Sky

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.

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9889731-2-1
E-book ASIN: B00T5FK0II


Sweet Pursuits

What’s the recipe for a second chance at love?
After six blissful years with scientist boyfriend Owen, Bella Beecham was convinced he was about to pop the question she’d been longing to hear. Instead, he accepted a prestigious job in California and left England without a backwards glance. Now, Owen’s back in the village of Saffron Sweeting, and appears to be more eligible than ever. Bella’s determined that the man of her dreams won’t slip through her fingers again.

But her plans to tone up, trim down, and tempt Owen back into her life prove bittersweet. Although Bella’s talent for baking wins her new friends, her tasty treats have a disconcerting tendency to sabotage her own intentions. And as her increasingly bold attempts to recapture Owen’s heart stumble, Bella must question whether she’s chasing a guy who wants to be caught.

A British romantic comedy featuring both familiar characters and fresh faces, Sweet Pursuits explores how a young woman seeking her soulmate must first learn to love herself.

Paperback, 303 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9889731-3-8


Attention Span and other stories

Attention Span and other stories

Revenge, rejection, resilience and revival
All these emotions, and more, are represented in this collection of fourteen short stories. Ranging in length from just 99 words to long-enough-for-a-second-cup-of-tea, these tales feature locations from Switzerland to Seattle and of course the popular fictional village of Saffron Sweeting in between. Some are light, several are quirky and one or two a little on the darker side. They explore the meaning of family, the search for true love, and the overwhelming importance of home.

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Indie With Ease

Indie With Ease | Pauline Wiles

Stress-free ways to conquer overwhelm, boost productivity, and love your self-publishing career.

In a recent survey of indie authors, over 80% reported feeling stressed and overwhelmed about their indie writing business.

As an indie author myself with over a quarter of a million words published in four books, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. But I firmly believe being an indie should be a delight, not a drudgery.

So, in Indie with Ease I share lessons from both myself and other authors on how to write, publish and market your book without losing your marbles. This is not just another self-publishing how-to, but a guide to your wellbeing, productivity and serenity as an author.

You’ll learn how to set authentic goals, how to know yourself better as a writer, how to nurture your creativity, juggle different tasks, and take care of yourself through your author journey.

Indie with Ease will be published later in 2018.


  • Amazon USA: purchase links coming soon
  • Amazon UK: purchase links coming soon

A Wish for Christmas

20 festive short stories by authors across the globe.
Compiled by Alfie Dog Fiction, this book includes my short story Travels with a Persian Rug.

Paperback, 184 pages. ISBN: 978-1909894075


Other Writing

Find my published short stories and magazine articles on lifestyle and organizing topics here.