As a half-Finn who has lived in Helsinki for years during my youth, I have a deep-seated love for the country and its culture, history, mythology, and on and on.
So it’s no surprise that I find myself writing about Finland more often, and that will happen increasingly often!
This is the page where I’ll update readers with any works related to Finland.
Now Available: The Girl in Gray
A country fighting to stay free.
A woman with an impossible decision.
In November of 1939, Sini Toivola is sure of two things: she loves Marko Linna, and she has a comfortable life in Helsinki. But when the massive Soviet army invades her beloved homeland and Marko spurns her affections, her life is turned upside down.
Needing a fresh start, Sini decides to join the female volunteer corps—the Lotta Svärd—and is sent to serve near the front lines. Service at a field hospital proves a good distraction—until Sini discovers a Russian soldier lost behind their camp.
Duty requires her to turn him in, but her heart begs to keep him safe and help him escape. Torn between love for her country and love for her enemy, Sini must choose—but no matter what choice she makes, heart-wrenching consequences await them all.
NEW: The Grand Duchy of Finland Series
Book 1: Tailor Made is available NOW
Now available as an ebook. Paperback coming soon.
Sofi’s mother desperately needs medicine, and Sofi will do anything to get it—including a one-month stay at the Brunberg mansion in Helsinki, the capital. There she’ll spend her days at the Kangas Tailor Shop, knitting silk stockings and other items from sunup to sundown for the biggest wedding of the decade. If she can do it, Sofi will have the ability to get the medicine her mother needs, with money to spare.
But Sofi’s safe world of knitting needles and thread is turned upside down when she finds herself in the middle of political intrigue. Antti, tailor and owner of the shop, Sofi uncover a plot to sabotage the Brunberg daughter’s wedding and threaten to bring Russia’s fist onto the Grand Duchy, removing the Finns’ self-governance, and possibly lead the countries into war.
As Sofi and Antti work together to save their country, she can’t help falling in love with the unassuming and attractive head tailor, though she knows she can’t have him. Her country and her family need her, and when her job is done, she’ll go home to Porvoo, never to see him again.
As they race to stop the traitor, the battle in her heart intensifies, and she fears that the victor won’t be love.
War of Hearts
In December of 1939, Anna, a journalist, is desperate to escape the magazine where Pete, her ex-boyfriend, also works. Heartbroken and still in love with him, Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland. She arrives at a snowy battlefront only to discover that Pete is there too—assigned to be her photographer.
She determines to be professional about the situation, until a battle breaks out with Russians invading camp, putting her and Pete in harm’s way—and putting their love to the test.
Originally debuted in the Timeless Romance Anthology: European Collection.
When her brother duels the world’s most powerful wizard, Aino is cursed; if she can’t break the spell in time, she’ll be trapped—forever.
This full-length novel is a re-telling of the Aino fairy tale from the Kalevala.
Another fantasy-themed collection from the Timeless Romance Anthology series.
My story, The Truest Treasure, is set in Finland on Midsummer night (called Juhannus), and features Finnish mythological characters and magic. Available in both ebook and paperback.
(Note: This story will be expanded into a novel one day!)
A set of six modern-day romances all involving a billionaire in some way.
Mine takes place in Helsinki and features an unlikely hero: a clown name Bow Tie (named after my late uncle, the original Bow Tie the Clown).
Currently available as an ebook.
One of the Timeless Romance Anthology volumes. This book is a collection of fairy tale re-tellings.
Mine story, So Great a Power, is a re-telling of The Snow Queen, and spends quite a bit of time in Finland.
NOTE: I’ll be expanding my story into a full novel in the near future! Stay tuned!
This novel straddles the line between romance and women’s fiction. It’s set in Helsinki, mostly in southeast areas where I lived during my time there.
Available as an ebook. Paperback to come.