31 Days of Debut Authors: Helsinki Sunrise

HelsinkiSunrise_w11668_680 (2)

I’ve really enjoyed the popularity of novellas and novelettes in Christian fiction lately. I love the pace, the tension that ramps up immediately and of course, the satisfying conclusion. Marion Ueckermann is one of my fabulous critique partners and Helsinki Sunrise is her first novelette which released in August as part of The Pelican Group’s Passport to Romance series, It was a privilege to read this wonderful story in advance and experience the beauty of Finland from afar.


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? 

Marion Ueckermann1 - SMALLER

MARION UECKERMANN’S passion for writing was sparked in 2001 when she moved to Ireland with her husband and two sons. Since then she has published devotional articles and stories in Winners, The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter (Tyndale House Publishers), and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven. Her debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, releases August 22, 2014 by White Rose Publishing, a Pelican Book Group imprint, Passport to Romance series. She has just signed a publishing contract for her second Passport to Romance novelette.

Marion blogs for International Christian Fiction Writers and Beauty for Ashes. She belongs to Christian Writers of South Africa and American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Pretoria East, South Africa in an empty nest with her husband and their crazy black Scottie, Wally.

Readers can connect with Marion via her website, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Helsinki Sunrise is available for your Kindle and Nook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *