- Publisher: Newhurst Press
- Available in: Paperback and Amazon Kindle
- ISBN: 978-0-9935956-0-8
If she was honest, Kaisa couldn’t quite remember when she first met Matti. He, on the other hand, told her endlessly how he’d been overwhelmed by her loveliness and innocence when he’d first seen her at the house of her new school friend in Lauttasaari. Kaisa had no idea that Matti had even noticed her during any of those lazy weekends and evenings spent at the Norens’ house.
Kaisa is the new girl in town – again.
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 in Lauttasaari she meets Vappu Noren, and begins to spend most of her time in Vappu’s large, chaotic house, filled with her three unruly siblings and their friends.
Kaisa doesn’t notice that she is being quietly observed by the friend of Vappu’s brother, a much older, serious boy called Matti.
Matti loves Kaisa at first sight, but he is 21 when she’s only 14. Is Kaisa too young to fall in love?
Leaves me wanting for more books from Helena Halme, could not put this down, even forgot my coffee! This is a great, independent, prequel to Helena Halme’s other books. Can well be read on its own but a must for anyone who has read her books before. It captures perfectly the period and really takes me back to my youth. It is lovely to get to know more about Kaisa’s past and I cannot wait to read more from this author!Beautifully written story. Best read with a cup of tea on the sofa. I was looking for something to read on the weekend when I stumbled across The Finnish Girl. It was the perfect book to enjoy whilst relaxing with a cup of tea on the sofa and a cheeky piece of cake! 5***** on Amazon
I’ll be raising this book as the next book to read in my company book club! Incredibly powerful story and absolutely addictive. I was hooked from the first page. Already looking forward to the next one.5***** on Amazon
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