Dare to Surrender

Portraits of Love, Book 3.

Mika Laine, Whose background is Finnish, goes to lecture about Canadian art at the University of Helsinki for the fall term. The university has sent Anna-Liisa to the airport to meet him and he is immediately attracted to her. But sh is divorced with three young children. Because of his past, Mika detests kids, and does not consider himself husband material. Despite all of this he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Anna-Liisa and finds it impossible to stay away from her. In order to avoid problems, Anna-Liisa has obeyed her jealous alcoholic ex-husband's demands that she may not have a boyfriend, or else! She is very attracted to Mika but is afraid to start a relationship, not just for her own safety, but also for his. Is she doomed to live with no love in her life, or does she dare take a chance with Mika?

Size:5" x 8", 308 pages
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Artist Bio

I have sold my paintings at craft shows, both
locally and in Toronto, as well as at Finnish Festivals
around Ontario. My work has found a home as far away
as California and Finland.

Besides watercolours, I also do pencil drawings.
Using this media I translated and illustrated three
books of Finnish folk tales for Aspasia Books.
Writing is my other great love. I have written many
novels, children's books, poetry anthologies, a cook
book, as well as histories. Recently I translated the
Finnish National Epic, Kalevala, as well as the Old
Kalevala to English.

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