~A young woman's comic adventures in search of love & belonging~

Archive for May, 2013

What People Are Saying…

“From Finland with Love swept me away. I was on board and fully engaged from the very first scene to its satisfying ending. Ellie Alanko writes with humor and grace, deftly weaving moments of poignancy and longing with madcap antics and sparkling dialogue. Alina is an unforgettable character and the supporting cast of characters is rich, varied and utterly original. I highly recommend this book.”

No, Mom did not write that ~



“Thirty-three-year-old Alina Eskala’s life is on the skids. She is mired in grief for her lost parents, her uber passionate lover has moved on to her best friend, and her last refuge—a high tech job she loves and excels at—is about to be cut. Even her determined attempt to make over her mousy hairstyle is a full-on disaster. What’s the upside? Hilarity. No matter what Alina does, it is funny, engaging and memorable. Her savior? A loose cannon cousin from Finland who barges into her quiet world with his hot Finnish buddy. Soon her life has steamed up like a Finnish sauna with love triangles and quadrangles. Full of unforgettable characters, always engaging, and laugh-out-loud funny, From Finland with Love is a book you will read greedily and be eager to pass on to a friend.”

Would you read it??

Final book cover: From Finland with Love


It seems I’m in the minority: I don’t need to hold a ‘physical book’ to enjoy a read. Many still do, and so I’ve decided to have my book published in paperback.

Holding a book is a pleasurable thing, and holding/reading an enjoyable book even more so! Here’s hoping my audience grows with this step…