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Announcing: Secrets in the Sky

(This post was updated in January 2015)

You’ve been so patient with my (seemingly endless) mentions of “Book 2” that I thought the least I can do is to share the title.

I’m thrilled to announce Secrets in the Sky, the prequel to Saving Saffron Sweeting. Its release date will be February 26th, 2015, but in the meantime, here’s the teaser:

Secrets in the Sky, February 2015Secrets 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.

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13 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jean |
    September 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Pauline, I can’t wait! I’m curious – how did you come to set this book two years before SSS?

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      September 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Jean, I wanted to have some fun with what was happening in the village before Grace arrived…

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    Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie
    September 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh, my gosh. I CAN’T WAIT! I simply must get my hands on this book. Great title, great jacket copy, great premise, great character… I am really looking forward to this!

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      September 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Julie, you’re too kind, thank you. In the end I went for a (slightly) shorter title, but I will fit Saffron Sweeting into the subtitle!

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    September 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Awesome! Looking forward to it!

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    September 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Wow! This is so intriguing, Pauline! I can’t wait to find out more about Sophie and her secrets. Will Grace appear at all in this book? or is it too much to ask? I’m really curious to meet again some of the characters that featured in Saving Saffron Sweeting, but also to enjoy that adorable British sense of humor that was so enchanting in your first novel.

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      September 14, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Martina, Grace won’t be in this book, but she will be back in the future. Still floating ideas around in my head for that one… !

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    Joanne Phillips
    September 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Yay! Awesome news, awesome title, awesome blurb! Can’t wait to read this, Pauline – happy to be a beta reader for you too, although I’ll still be buying my copy when it comes out x

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    Samantha Stroh Bailey
    September 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, this sounds wonderful and to read about Saffron Sweeting again will be such a joy. I absolutely loved your debut and cannot wait until February!!!

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    Pauline Wiles
    September 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the kind words, Jo and Sam! Still hard at work here…

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