The Waterside Gallery by Hanna Blixt
Title: The Waterside Gallery by Hanna Blixt
Genre: Novel | Feelgood
Publisher: Historiska Media | May 2021
The Waterside Gallery is the second book in the Leksand suite, and the independent sequel to the successful Glass Veranda with a Lake View, which has been sold to six languages.
In Tällberg, a beautiful village in Dalarna, Nora and Viktor have decided to open a gallery with recycled items. Nora is determined to open its doors by Midsummer. But time is short, and it turns out that nothing goes as smoothly as she had hoped. When Nora buys a painting at an auction and finds a love letter, her curiosity is aroused. Who is the Dalecarlian woman on the painting? Who is the letter written to? And who is the sender?
At the same time, we follow Nils in the 1960s, a young man who moved to Dalarna with his dysfunctional family. Nils is romantically inclined and falls in love with a Dalecarlian woman he sees on a postcard. He realizes that she is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with
The Waterside Gallery is a warm feelgood novel about love, dreams and life goals. The story takes place in Dalarna, a Swedish county with cozy red log cabins, flower-filled meadows and the lake Siljan as a glittering backdrop.
Title: Glass Veranda with a Lake View by Hanna Blixt
Genre: Novel | Feelgood
Publisher: Historiska Media | Sep 2020
Glass Veranda with a Lake View by Hanna Blixt is a gripping, heartwarming, romantic, and humorous story about two lives that are surprisingly intertwined with each other, set in an atmosphere of cinnamon, cloves and mulled wine around Christmas time in the picturesque heartland of Sweden. Think Love Actually and The Holiday with a Scandinavian twist. This is the first book of three about Nora and Viktor.
Nora flees from her apartment in Stockholm when it turns out that her controlling boyfriend Jonas has been unfaithful. To get some distance to everything, she takes the train to idyllic Leksand and her friend Vega who offers comfort. Nora rents a small log cabin with a glass veranda and lake view, and she promises herself never to fall for a man again, but then she meets Viktor – the charming neighbor who seems to be hiding a secret.
Meanwhile, the washed up author Claes is trying to take advantage of an old man called Torsten, who has a failing memory, but a fantastic ability to tell stories and captivate an audience, something Claes is lacking. Claes bribes the old man with coffee and cookies to get him to start talking, and Torsten begins to reveal the story of his life, which includes a tragic accident that turns out to be linked to Nora.
Danish – Palatium Books
Estonian – Tammerraamat
German – Penguin Random House
Italian – Mauri Spagnol
Norwegian – Strawberry Publishing
Swedish – Historiska Media