Helsinki Sunrise

He needed the island to himself. So did she.

Three weeks alone at a friend’s summer cottage on a Finnish lake to fast and pray. That was Adam Carter’s plan. But sometimes plans go awry.

On an impromptu trip to her family’s secluded summer cottage, the last thing Eveliina Mikkola expected to find was a missionary from the other side of the world—in her sauna.

Determined to stay, Eveliina will do whatever it takes—from shortcrust pastry to shorts—to send the man of God packing. This island’s too small for them both.

Adam Carter, however, is not about to leave.

Will he be able to resist her temptations? Can she withstand his prayers?

This book is now available in Norwegian. For details, go to my Foreign Books page.

“Helsinki Sunrise is full of energy. Eveliina and Adam separately seek out the cabin as a retreat, but together they learn to face the source of their anxieties. The story whisks you along on their bumpy road to a satisfying and inspiring ending.” ~ Sara Goff, Author, Amazon Review

“I loved Helsinki Sunrise. It is an adorable story that promises romance, travel, and entertainment and delivers on all counts. The story grabbed me from the first page and took me on a delightful read. I couldn’t put the book down. It is a very captivating and a well-written book. Ueckermann gives us a well-told story with a touch of life mixed with humor and tears.  Mikko and God have sent Adam on a mission. Only one thing stands in his way …Eveliina. Eveliina is a lone sheep. She has wandered out into the world and left the protection of Jesus. The question is . . .can Adam find her and lead her back? Or will Eveliina cast a spell over Adam and lead him away from his intended purpose? This books promises a good read…and it delivers. I highly recommend it.” ~ Amazon Review

“Loved this story of two people finding God’s will for their lives, one looking for it and the other running as fast and hard as she can away from it. I loved the way the strong-willed Eveliina is determined to undermine Adam’s resolve to fast and pray by cooking his favorite foods. And the setting was so awesome. The delightful descriptions of the Finnish setting made me want to visit. Marion Ueckermann did a superb job with this story. This was my first time to read one of her stories but it won’t be the last!” ~ Patricia Bradley, Author, Amazon Review

“This is a really fun book. It packs a lot of romance and laughs for a novella length work and I absolutely love the sparks and the chemistry between Adam and Eveliina. While I typically shy from books in foreign settings, this one is great because I get just enough a taste of Finland to feel I really have been there without it overpowering the story. Really looking forward to more in this line and from this author.” ~ Nancy Kimball, Author, Amazon Review