My Books

Quarter Finalist: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

File under knocked-down-with-a-feather: Saving Saffron Sweeting has made the quarter finals of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Along with 99 other books in the Romance category, the enigmatic Amazon judges have apparently decided that loose husbands, loose spaniels and loose cake might make enjoyable reading.

I would love for you to browse the first chapter, which is available on Amazon now. You can help by leaving feedback for the judges to help them pick the semi-finalists. 🙂  And while you’re there, please take a few minutes to check out the entry from Cambridge-based author Martina Munzittu, A Deal with a Stranger.

If you enjoy the first scenes of Saving Saffron Sweeting and would like to read more, I’ve begun sharing chapters at Wattpad.

Update, March 13:
It seems some UK readers are having trouble accessing the excerpt on Amazon. I expect they will resolve this in the next few days, but in the meantime, I think it’s perfectly fair for you to read Chapter 1 on Wattpad (which is the contest Excerpt) and then review it here on Amazon.
Many, many thanks for your support!


To receive writing news from me, including notification when Saving Saffron Sweeting is published, please sign up for my newsletter. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Watercolor bubbles

Would you like a free 8-step Simple Website Starter Kit?

With clear explanations and impartial advice, you'll feel ready to make decisions on the purpose of your website, choosing a platform, and the main content you need.

previous post
next post

7 Comment

  1. Reply
    Joanne Phillips
    March 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations Pauline, that’s so brilliant! Is there a link for readers in the UK to download the kindle chapter and comment? That link won’t work for me. Well done again, I’m so proud of you – and of Martina too. x

    1. Reply
      March 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Joanne. Martina and I are pinching ourselves and each other.
      I think Amazon may still be debugging all the excerpts; some strange things have been happening in that section today. However, if doesn’t work, the first chapter (= my contest excerpt) is on Wattpad, here:

  2. Reply
    Marina Sofia
    March 13, 2013 at 3:41 am

    That is fantastic news! I am trying to download it on my Kindle, but it doesn’t seem to work. I’ll try on Wattpad, but does that mean that we are not able to comment or vote or in any other way get involved in the Amazon competition?

    1. Reply
      March 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Hi Marina, I think this is an Amazon UK glitch which hopefully they will resolve. Meantime, I’ve edited the blog post above with a link for where you could read my excerpt. And with luck, in a day or so, you’ll be able to access all the others too. Thanks for your kind words!

  3. Reply
    March 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Congratulations Pauline! 🙂


  4. Reply
    March 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Congrats, Pauline! That is fantastic! Will give it a read this weekend 🙂

  5. Reply
    March 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Catching up on things — what great , well-deserved news. Congratulations!

Leave a Reply

Secured By miniOrange