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Painting Home
Painting Home

Painting Home


370 Pages, x

Formats: EPUB

EPUB, $5.99 (US $5.99) (CA $7.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781522302216

Rights: WOR

Pelican Book Group (Jun 2019)
Harbourlight Books


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As the Great War clamors into Finland, Sergeant Matti Ranta of the Finnish Conscripted Corps and his new girlfriend Anna Ojala struggle to keep their lives intact. Matti is sent to the front to lay siege on Leningrad in alliance with a terrible enemy. Torn between his desire to regain his homeland and an aching suspicion that what they are doing isn't right, Matti is forced to make an unimaginable choice to save an orphan who will surely die without his intervention.Set in 1940's Finland and Leningrad, this story weaves two cultures together through the lives of three people who never should have met, but who would be inexplicably drawn together through a great miracle of faith in a time when miracles seem impossible.And in the end, love survi

Author Biography

Erika Jolma is a staff writer for a major New York advertising agency by day and a Christian novelist by night. She lives in Austin, Texas with her three kids, right next-door to her Finnish grandmother who regales her with stories about life in Finland during the war. This is her first novel.