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Helena Halme

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Helena Halme is a Prize-winning Finnish author based in London. Her books include The English Heart, a best-selling romantic novel, which won an Awesome Indies badge on publication. Her other titles include The Faithful Heart, The Good Heart, The True Heart and The Young Heart in the Nordic Heart Series and Nordic family drama, Coffee and Vodka. Helena has also written a Cold War spy thriller, The Red King of Helsinki.

Helena is the winner of the John Nurminen prize for best thesis on British politics, a former BBC journalist, and has also worked as a magazine editor and a bookseller and, until recently, ran a Finnish/British cultural association in London. Her articles have been published in the CoScan Magazine, The ScanMag and the Finn-Gu
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Helena Halme Gretel, I'm so sorry I haven't replied before. There is going to be a paperback version, but probably not before mid-2016.…moreGretel, I'm so sorry I haven't replied before. There is going to be a paperback version, but probably not before mid-2016.(less)
Helena Halme I think research is a good way around writer's block, but my problem is getting the time to write. On the odd occasion when I've sat there, in front o…moreI think research is a good way around writer's block, but my problem is getting the time to write. On the odd occasion when I've sat there, in front of a blank screen, I tend to go to Google and look at pictures on the topic in general, or find out about what was happening in the world in the time I'm writing about. Mostly, though, I just force myself to write by telling myself that it doesn't matter if the words are rubbish, as long as I get going I can write a good chapter. (less)
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An Island Summer: A New Novel

I am delighted to tell you about a new novel! 

An Island Summer, a stand-alone Book 4 in Love on the Island series will be out on 17 June 2021.

An Island Summer

Andrei has made the arduous trip to the Åland islands from his home in Romania to find out what happened to his brother, Daniel. The first person he seeks out is Frida Anttila. When Frida opens the door to the dark, handsome stranger, there’s

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