Finland, 1980. Kaisa has never been a risk taker. After graduation, she plans to marry the dependable older man who paid for her classes and kept a roof over her head. But when she accepts an invitation to a party at the British Embassy, a handsome naval officer makes her want to throw caution to the wind. She surprises herself when they share a passionate kiss under the stars and promise to see each other again. But how could she possibly give up her sure-thing relationship for a man she barely knows?
When Peter Williams pictured his future, he saw a rising in the ranks and an endless trip around the world. Though when he meets the strong-willed Kaisa in Helsinki, his passion for the sea takes a serious turn. Not even the excitement of hunting down Russian submarines can compare to the thrill of his lips on hers. But despite his growing feelings, his commanding officers won’t tolerate him pursuing a woman from a Soviet-friendly nation.
Can their love go the distance?
The Nordic Heart Box Set includes Books 1,2,3 and 4 in the Nordic contemporary fiction series with over 700 pages of unputdownable fiction
The English Heart (Book 1)
When Kaisa is invited to the British Embassy cocktail party in Helsinki to celebrate a Royal Navy visit to Finland, she's not looking for romance. Enter dashing Navy Officer Peter. Kaisa falls head over heels in love and the two embark on a long-distance relationship. But at the height of the Cold War, while the Englishman chases Russian submarines, Kaisa is stuck in Finland, a country friendly with the Soviet Union.
The Faithful Heart (Book 2)
In Britain, Kaisa finds herself jobless, lonely and shunned by the other Navy wives. Her ambitions to pursue her own career are repeatedly crushed by her foreignness and her marriage to the Navy. Enter rich, charming and clever Duncan, who seems to have all the answers to Kaisa’s problems. Can Kaisa resist his advances?
The Good Heart (Book 3)
Kaisa knows she’s to blame for the marriage break-up and flees to her native Finland. Peter doesn’t care one way or the other. He’s angry at everything and everybody. He’s about to lose the one thing that means the most to him: his Navy career. All because he fell in love. Can Peter and Kaisa find their way back to each other and reignite their love?
The True Heart (Book 4)
Kaisa’s relationship with Peter is blighted by childlessness, but worse is to come when she learns of a close friend’s illness, which could wreck her happiness. And then life takes another heartbreaking twist … Can love conquer all?
BOX SET INCLUDES:
The English Heart
The Faithful Heart
The Good Heart
The True Heart
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Grab your copy of The Nordic Heart Series Books 1-4 and start reading this epic Nordic love story now!
Prize-winning author, former BBC journalist, bookseller and magazine editor, Helena Halme holds an MSc in Marketing and an MA in Creative Writing. Full-time author and mentor, Helena also acts as Nordic Ambassador for The Alliance of Independent Authors and has published nine Nordic fiction titles and two nonfiction books.
Apart from writing stories set in her native Finland, Helena is addicted to Nordic Noir and dances to Abba songs when nobody's watching. Helena loves to share her experience in indie publishing with other authors and creatives.
You can find more about Helena and her books on www.helenahalme.com, Facebook (http://bit.ly/HHalme), Twitter (@helenahalme) and Instagram (@helenahalme)
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Where would you go if you were lonely, displaced and desperately unhappy? Into the arms of the first man that offers to hold you
Newly married to her dreamy Navy Officer husband, Kaisa’s happiness is shattered when she discovers her hard-fought degree from Finland is less than useless in Britain. She’s faced with a lonely life in the shadow of Peter’s brilliant career, which takes him away to sea, unreachable during his long submarine patrols.
Enter rich, charming and clever Duncan, who seems to have all the answers to Kaisa’s problems. With Peter away, can the lonely and bored Kaisa resist Duncan’s advances?
Can Kaisa and Peter’s love stay on course?
A standalone read, The Faithful Heart is the second novel in The Nordic Heart series and a story about love, loneliness and duty.
Read this dramatic Nordic story of a young Navy marriage today!