'Wonderfully intimate and honest.' – Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in London.
She's just 14. He's 21 and a grown man. Is she too young to fall in love?
Finland 1974. 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 soon she meets Vappu Noren, and begins to spend all her days in Vappu's large, chaotic house, filled with her three unruly siblings and their friends.
Matti loves Kaisa at first sight. She is just the kind of innocent girl he's been looking for. Infatuated by her pale blue eyes, he makes careful plans to seduce Kaisa on Midsummer's Eve.
But is Kaisa too young to fall in love?
If you like an honest and intimate true love story, you will adore this 'Nordic Lolita' by Helena Halme.
A standalone read, The Young Heart is a prequel to The Nordic Heart Romance Series, which follows the tumultuous 1980's love affair between the Finnish-born Kaisa and British Navy officer, Peter.
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