Little Harbour (Scandinavian comfort Book 1) by Sophia Soames
There has never been anyone else for Jens. He had been with Sofie almost all his life, from the day they met at school when they were fifteen, until the day she took her final breath against his chest. She was always everything to him. As he was to her. He never doubted that. Not for a minute.
He doesn’t let himself think about Axel. He rarely does. The boy who almost ruined it all. The boy who almost broke them up. He didn’t though. Thank God. That would have been a disaster. And look at Jens now. Father of four. Successful university lecturer specialising in Norwegian poetry and literature. Widower. Worst father in the history of bad fathers. It’s not like he even has a life anymore, barely managing to get himself up in the mornings, caught in a never-ending fog of pain and guilt and loneliness.
He doesn’t let himself think of Axel. He doesn’t think of Axel at all.
Axel Kleve keeps himself busy. He loves his job as a Midwife at Oslo’s University Hospital, bringing new life into the world. His reputation for being fairly decent at what he does, led to a rewarding teaching career at the Midwifery College, lecturing and training. And now he has somehow been pushed into running “Ask Axel,” a midwifery blog on PNN.no, the parenting-site everyone in Norway trusts.
He should be perfectly content. He doesn’t mind being lonely because his job is fulfilling and that should be enough. He just needs to stop longing for that one crush he’s never been able to leave behind. It’s just ridiculous. He should have got over Jens Sommerfeldt years ago.
This is a story of life and death. Of losing the person you love the most and struggling to find the strength to keep going. This is the story of hope. A tale about second chances. A song about family and love and happiness found in small doses. Of trying to parent when you don’t know how, of being strong when there is nothing left inside of you. Of finding love where you always knew it lived.
This is the story of a little harbour. The place in your heart you didn’t know was there.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
WOW, this is an epic second-chance love story to rival The Notebook!
After 20 years apart Axel and Jens finally find each other, through tradgey and pain, they have a chance at love again. I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and I’ve stormed. From the beginning to the very end of this book, I’ve felt all the emotions. Sophia even included a bonus chapter and an second epilogue that had me in tears.
This is an wonderful story of finding the true love of your life and your place in a new family. A whirlwind adventure with a few jokes, a bit of chaos and 4 amazing children that will touch your heart and never let you go. This is such a touching love story with so much passion and love I can’t explain how wonderful this book is.
The amazing writing by (Scandinavian) Sophia shows the universality of language, love, emotions and storytelling and that it can cross countries and continents and truly reach the hearts of others (From Norway, to London, to Australia)! Thanks for creating this wonderful story Sohpia and allowing us to share the joys, love passion, and grief with you, Jens and Axel, it was an honour!
Thanks for reading 📚!