Secrets in the Sky

Pauline Wiles. Pauline Wiles, $13.99 trade paper (340p) ISBN 978-0-9889731-2-1
Sophie does her best to hide a big secret, while other family secrets surface in Wiles’s touching story about being true to others and oneself. In this prequel to Saving Saffron Sweeting, 30-something Sophie Campbell is struggling to manage her grief after the death of her great aunt, in addition to her fear that people will discover the truth about her job: Sophie is a freelance travel guide editor, but her mother believes (and Sophie perpetuates the lie) that Sophie is actually a glamorous air hostess. As Sophie tries to cover up her lies, other aspects of her life unravel: she must contend with her confusion about the two men who are pursuing her romantically, and she discovers a disturbing family secret. Sophie is a fully realized protagonist, with insecurity and an intense loyalty to those close to her; her fear of disappointing others makes her relatable and endearing. Wiles interweaves comic and romantic elements with dramatic subplots that give the story twists and turns, making for an enticing read. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 10/17/2016
Release date: 02/01/2015
Genre: Fiction
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