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THE SOLVIK SERIES
Time for Honesty (Vondt i viljen)
Welcome to Solvik - a cozy little town on the Norwegian coast. It's an idyllic place with old, white wooden houses, almost a touch of paradise. However, under the surface lays intrigues, jealousy, and rivalry, threatening to destroy friendships.
Emmelin inherits her childhood home and must decide to move back to the small town of Solvik or sell it. With a husband who can't stand the country life, and no jobs available, the decision seems like an easy one - or is it?
Confronted with decisions made in her younger days, Emmelin faces deep remorse and indecisiveness. Trying to justify her actions and make things right, she discovers she's far from the only one withholding the truth and hiding secrets.
Done mourning his late wife, Dennis is ready to return home after years in France. He's devastated when he discovers his childhood sweetheart Emmelin has kept his daughter from him, even if she claims she had his best interest at heart.
Can Dennis overcome his fury and forgive Emmelin for her deceit? And can Emmelin forgive Dennis for withholding essential information that would have changed their lives forever? Can they learn to trust each other again, embrace the future and give their love a second chance?
Time for True Love (Søte Fristelser)
Drama and misunderstandings await when Sara returns home to the idyllic town of Solvik, to pursue her dream of starting both a new career and a family. Despite her enthusiastic personality and the possibility of a gorgeous man in her life, things just don’t seem to be going her way.
Sara feels guilty about following her dream of opening a bakery if it means disaster for the old lady running the town's only bakery. And with her love of everything sweet, Sara is on a collision course with her future mother-in-law, who is a real health freak.
When new rivals appear out of nowhere – with secrets no one could even imagine – this cozy town on the Norwegian coast is again the venue of intrigues.
Time for New Beginnings (Urimelige forventninger)
When Bettina inherits half a guesthouse, she is not only surprised but also hesitant, because her aunt comes part of this inheritance and is making life tough.
Bettina's brother, Lauritz, turns up from afar with a devious plan to claim his half of the inheritance, resulting in new challenges.
With a wedding to prepare for Bettina will be busy. However, her fiancé, Preben, is finding it difficult to adjust to quiet coastal living. Will they ever make it to the altar?
Problems keep piling up, and it doesn't get any better when Bettina's biggest rival checks into the guesthouse, along with her future in-laws.
Does Bettina's future lie in Solvik, or does she have to look elsewhere to find what she's longing for? Will the inheritance bring them all together, or will it split them apart?
Å vite eller ikke vite (Time for Surprises)
If the citizens of Solvik thought they'd had their fair share of intrigues and drama in their lovely little town, they couldn't be more wrong! They had yet to meet the colorful Skogen family.
Miranda and her siblings were raised by an eccentric mother, and an absent father who was more concerned about his hotels than his family. When their father suddenly dies, and the inheritance is to be divided, they discover he had very special intentions for his new hotel - and his descendants.
As Sea Breeze Hotel & Spa opens its elegant doors, it's the start of a series of complications and intrigues almost unheard of in the usually peaceful town of Solvik. Not everyone is happy about moving to a place where everyone knows everyone, nor are they satisfied with the jobs they have been assigned to through inheritance - or the conditions that follow.
As the Hotel Manager, Miranda tries to make sure everything runs smoothly. However, the problems are lining up even before the grand opening. Having anticipated some reluctance and skepticism from the locals, she didn't expect to receive even larger resistance from her unemployed husband Vidar, who feels unjustifiably treated. The revenge is sweet, but also bitter and catastrophic, in the greatest drama ever to be played out in the idyllic town.
Kun det beste (Time for Second Chances)
Isabella is living her dream as the proud owner of the flower and gift shop Anemone. But the newly hired summer help - or more correctly her mother - creates more intrigues than expected in the small town of Solvik.
Remy is fed up with stress and drama, and ready to make a new start in many ways. He has resigned from a job as the top chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Oslo, in favor of a new and calmer life on the coast. Little does he know that the summer ahead will bring far more challenges than he'd ever imagined possible.
In other words, exciting times await - as life never gets dull in Solvik!
Looking forward to the next book in this series?
Å skynde seg langsomt (Time for a Challenge) - due in 2018 in Norwegian!
Everything looks set for an exotic autumn when the Indian beauty Divja unexpectedly visits idyllic Solvik. However, Tony has moved on in life, and can't imagine a future with someone he no longer loves, regardless of her being pregnant and without a chance of returning home.
Annabel works with Tony in the spa-department at Sea Breeze Hotel & Spa. Trying to support them both, she ends up having strong feelings towards Tony, not helping the deadlock at all.
Will they succeed in solving their challenges to everyone's satisfaction?
Alt du bør vite om cruise
(All you need to know about cruises)
Published by Aschehoug publishing house 2008