The Viking on my Wishlist

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First Book in the Nordic Wishes Series

For readers embracing the Danish way of celebrating a cosy Christmas — a quirky funny Christmas romance about wishes coming true and finding love at last …

As a child, Gitte wished for only one thing: the perfect boyfriend. Every year she wrote a letter addressed to Father Christmas. When her mother fell ill, Gitte dropped everything to stay close to her family including her dreams of living abroad. Years later, Gitte still lives in her hometown Roskilde. Her childhood wish comes back to haunt her when she meets Lukas, a former classmate and shipwright at the Viking Ship Museum. Although Lukas is the shy silent type, he is determined to help Gitte to overcome her fears of abandonment.

“Hi there, nice day for a swim!” I said cheerfully. Under my breath, I added, “When you’re a polar bear.”
“Let me help you up,” he said as if I hadn’t said anything.
I took the offered hand. It was large in my own. A rush of excitement pumped through my veins. So, I forgot to let go when I stood on my own feet. He was tall, more than a head taller than me, and I wasn’t short. The faintest hint of red coloured his cheeks.
“Gitte, there’s a lot of sand on your butt,” Bitte interrupted my perusal of Sexy Madman.

This novel is filled with Danish Christmas traditions like dancing around the Christmas tree. Catch the magic of Christmas in Denmark’s most romantic city, Roskilde.

Photo of Vinie Walling looking thoughtfully into the distance while holding a pencil and notebook.

Lavinia Knop alias “Vinie Walling” is a self-published author of contemporary romance. During a student exchange in Roskilde (Denmark), she not only fell for Danish delicacies like glögg and æbleskiver but also one of the blond Vikings themselves, whom she is going to marry in September 2019. Vinie hails from Berlin, the best city in the world in her opinion. She has written blog posts on cultural exchange, reviews on romance, and fantasy. “The Viking on My Wishlist” is Vinie’s debut novel. Being partially sighted has made her appreciate black humour. Writing has made her describe the world as a place full of wonderful cultural differences, unintentionally funny people, and lots and lots of romance.

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