By Louise Strömberg

MAYA BJÖRK SEEMS to have everything she could wish for – a prestigious job at a successful start-up, a partner she’s loved since university, and a lifestyle in central Stockholm that most people dream of. But in less than a second, everything is taken from her.

WHEN MAYA BELIEVES that her life is about to end, she finds herself in the quaint little archipelago town of Arkösund,  ready to begin a journey that she soon realizes will be the greatest of them all.

WHERE THE WILDFLOWERS GROW  is a book about getting lost and then finding yourself, for the first time, in the most unexpected places. It is about what can happen when you are forced to let go of everything you thought you wanted and was expected to be, in order to understand what really matters in life.

First published by Bazar, Sweden 2024

Sweden, Bazar


Where The Wildflowers Grow is a warm and life-affirming gem of a novel about daring to start over when life falls apart, the courage to choose new paths in life and follow your heart. And about the marvellous ways of love. [..] With the ability to emote and a tone that hits the right note, the author has created a bold and well-written novel with a big heart, unexpected encounters and keys to a strange hope for change and renewal.

– @carolinesbokhylla (instagram)

Where The Wildflowers Grow is a warm and strong novel that stirs up different thoughts.
It’s not all shimmering, there is depth, some darkness and also humour. I enjoyed Louise’s book very much and I am glad that this was the first part of a new series. I am happy to return to Arkösund and the characters there.

– @lollosbokhörna (instagram)