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Sweet Pursuits: Publication Day & Giveaway

I’m so excited to see Sweet Pursuits on sale today and to celebrate with a giveaway. This is the third novel in the Saffron Sweeting collection and early feedback suggests it’s the tastiest so far!

What’s the recipe for a second chance at love?

Sweet Pursuits, an Anglophile Romantic ComedyAfter 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.


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Giveaway: win a box stuffed with bookish, British treats!

$80 Giveaway

Are you a book-lover? Anglophile? Then you’ll love this box of treats I’ve put together for you, including a signed copy of Sweet Pursuits, other books I think you’ll enjoy, and some foodie treats to go with them. Enter below to win this gift box, worth over $80.

(If you’re outside the USA, sorry, I can’t mail this to you. But I’ll send you an e-book copy of Sweet Pursuits, plus a gift voucher of more modest value, for you to treat yourself to some tasty reading.)

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Thanks for stopping by the publication day celebrations and I’d love to hear what you think of Sweet Pursuits.


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27 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    January 26, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Pauline, I’m so excited for you! This is a wonderful series and readers are sure to be delighted by the happenings in Saffron Sweeting for years to come. I can’t wait to read it. Wishing you all the success and happiness you deserve.

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Jean, thanks so much for stopping by so bright and early. Thrilled to have your support.

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    SweetMarie83
    January 26, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Happy release day, Pauline! I enjoyed Sweet Pursuits so much. My review is up on my blog, as well as Amazon US and Canada, and GoodReads. 🙂

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Marie, I couldn’t do this without book bloggers like you! Very many thanks.

      1. SweetMarie83
        January 28, 2017 at 8:26 am

        My pleasure, Pauline!

        I decided to come back and enter the giveaway haha. I wasn’t going to because I’m not in the US but then I remembered the small print. My favourite sweet treat to eat while reading are M&Ms – preferably the ones with nuts.

      2. Pauline
        January 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

        I’m so glad you came back to enter and yes, although it’s prohibitively expensive to ship heavy boxes around the world, I promise I’ll find another way to treat you if you win!

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    Mary Elizabeth
    January 26, 2017 at 7:53 am

    You did it again with Sweet Pursuits! I want to move to Saffron Sweeting and buy a cottage from Amelia! I left a review on Amazon.

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by Amazon to leave a review. And yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful to check out what Amelia has for sale and tour some of those properties!

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    Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie
    January 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I’m so thrilled the world will have another book to read from the idyllic town of Saffron Sweeting. I feel so privileged to have beta read this story and can’t wait to share news that this book is now available on Amazon. Congratulations to you, Pauline! Three books. THREE BOOKS. You’re amazing.

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    Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie
    January 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    P.S. Sweet treat to enjoy while reading? A cup of English Breakfast tea with two lumps of sugar. That’s right. TWO. Not one, but two. And while they’re not available year-round because she only makes them at Christmastime, my sister’s Cranberry Shortbread cookies are to die for. This year she added orange zest. The pops of orange were so vibrant next to the color of the cranberries. Soft but firm shortbread. Perfect for tea dunking.

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I love the sound of those shortbreads. I sometimes buy cranberries flavoured with a bit of orange, and it’s a lovely additional tang. Maybe we could get the recipe from your sister?

  6. Reply
    Martha Reynolds
    January 26, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Soooo excited about this, Pauline!
    Just downloaded my copy, because I want to devour it. ???
    Happy Publication Day!

    1. Reply
      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Martha, I’m blown away by the kindness coming my way today. Thank you!

  7. Reply
    Nancy
    January 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Dear Pauline,

    I love this new edition from Saffron Sweeting.

    Please keep it going!!!!!!!

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much for the wonderful encouragement.

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    Nancy
    January 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

    AND Sweet Treat to read with..Chocolate, of course!

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      Pauline
      January 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      And maybe a splash of chai latte 🙂

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    Martina Munzittu
    January 27, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Congratulations Pauline, I love the Saffron Sweeting series and am so looking forward to reading this one too! I can’t get over the title and the book cover. It just puts in you a good mood the minute you see it 🙂

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    Michelle C James
    January 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Pauline, how exciting. Another wonderful book in your series!!

    1. Reply
      Pauline
      January 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Michelle, I’m touched you stopped by. Thank you!

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    Margaret Lukens
    January 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations, Pauline, on the publication of your new book! Favorite sweet treat while reading? Depends on the time of day. After five, maybe a beautiful cocktail glass of something involving fruit and bitters. On a rainy morning, sometimes flowery tea (green with jasmine, herbal tea with rose petals, mint tea, black tea with bergamot). And in an ideal and perfect world, a pecan sticky bun from Noe Valley Bakery in San Francisco!

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      Pauline
      January 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Margaret, thanks so much for stopping by. I also like to start the day with green tea & jasmine, although I admit I slide pretty fast into caffeinated varieties after that. And that sounds like a bakery I need to discover, too!

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    Elizabeth Pollock
    January 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    It must be simply joyous to have your third book released! Love, love, loved it, as I already told you but a good thing can never be praised too much 🙂

    I love eating chocolate when I’m reading, oh who am I kidding… I love eating chocolate anytime!

    Mmmmm, chai latte is right up my alley !!! Have you ever tried David Rio Chai latte mixes (my favorite currently is Elephant Vanilla) to make your own lattes? Major yum 🙂 link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/David-Rio-Elephant-Vanilla-Ounce/dp/B000VYP4EM/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485546869&sr=8-1&keywords=david%2Brio%2Belephant%2Bvanilla%2Bchai&th=1

    Sorry, I don’t tweet so can’t enter from that venue.

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      Pauline
      January 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words! Yes, I’m a big fan of chai latte. I didn’t know this kind of thing was on Amazon but there’s a cafe near here which offer the three flavours of chai which match with David Rio’s products, so I think I might have tried elephant. Great tip for what should go in your goodie box if you win!

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    Melissa Hartley
    January 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    My favorite sweet treat to enjoy while reading is either chocolate or cookies 🙂

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    debbie s
    February 3, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I really love anything pepperminty but my favourite are aniseed lollies. I never get sick of enjoying them while reading a good book 🙂

    1. Reply
      Pauline
      February 3, 2017 at 7:56 am

      How cool! I loved aniseed flavours as a kid but it’s at least 30 years since I indulged!

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