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The first book, The Young Heart, is a prequel novella to The Nordic Heart series of military romances.
The second, The Day We Met, is a short story, which introduces the characters in the Love on the Island series of women’s fiction books set on the Åland Islands, which lie between Finland and Sweden.
THE YOUNG HEART
The Young Heart is the first of two free books which you can download when you join my Readers Group. The novella is a prequel to The Nordic Heart series, a gritty military romance series set in Finland and the UK in the 1980s and 90s.
She’s just fourteen. He’s twenty-one and a grown man. Is she too young to fall in love?
Finland 1974. When a messy divorce forces Kaisa’s mother to move to a small flat in an island suburb of Helsinki, Kaisa isn’t looking forward to another new school. But soon she meets Vappu and begins to spend time in her large, chaotic house.
Kaisa doesn’t know a friend of Vappu’s brother, a serious boy called Matti, who is quietly observing her. Matti loves Kaisa at first sight, she’s just the kind of innocent girl he’s been looking for.
But is Kaisa too young to fall in love?
A standalone read, The Young Heart is a prequel to The Nordic Heart Romance Series.
“Wonderfully intimate and honest; the characters feel real and you can almost smell the sea air of Helsinki,” Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in London.
“Leaves me wanting for more books from Helena Halme, I could not put this down, even forgot my coffee!” 5***** on Amazon
“Beautifully written story. I was looking for something to read on the weekend when I stumbled across The Young Heart. It was the perfect book to enjoy whilst relaxing with a cup of tea on the sofa and a cheeky piece of cake! ” 5***** Amazon
“Incredibly powerful story and absolutely addictive. I was hooked from the first page. Already looking forward to the next book in the series.”
THE DAY WE MET
Do you immediately know when you meet THE ONE?
The Day We Met introduces the two main characters of my new women’s fiction series, Love on the Island.
It’s a snowy day at Uppsala University in Sweden where Alicia is studying English. Stressed over her exams, with a migraine hovering at her temples, the last thing she expects is to meet the man of her dreams.
Liam, a recently qualified British doctor is attending a medical conference. A beautiful leggy blonde chooses to sit at the same table as him in the busy student canteen. He’s not looking for love, but here’s something beguiling about this Nordic beauty and he cannot take his eyes off her.
“An easy and heartwarming read. Two people meet in a different country from both their origins and find their mate for life. Beautifully written it describes in full (it makes you feel cold…) the winter snow storms and their physical effects on people. Good start for a series!” 5***** Amazon
“The book is a light-hearted, breezy read which entails elements of lust, romance and love intertwined with witty dialogues, hope and a deep longing for true love.” 4**** Goodreads
This short story is available FREE to my Readers’ Group.