Angelika Lagermark’s great grandmother Amalia used to say that if you can do something with your anger instead of trying to master it, that’s the best way to deal with it.

These are words of wisdom that hairdresser Angelika at Salon d’Amour kept in mind through her life. But while Angelika helps her customers find love, her own relationship with taxi driver Magnus is starting to crack. Stay or leave? That’s the never-ceasing question.

Angelika helps her sister to empty a house that’s going out for sale and they share many trips back and forth to the recycling station, where they meet both ordinary visitors emptying a house, and those who are in the middle of life changing events: death, divorce, moving in together or separating. A perfect place for a relationship coach. Life is at high speed and in the midst of this commotion Angelika discovers a lump in her breast.

An Unexpected Love Story is about when the rug is pulled from under one’s feet and how to find steady ground again when everything is turned upside down. It is the fourth standalone novel in Anna Jansson’s charming and warm series about the goddess of faith Angelika.

320 pages

Rights sold

Czech Republic: Omega/Knihy Dobrovský
Sweden: Norstedts

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