Cloudberries and hearts

The life of the family around restaurant La Stella in Östersund is never quiet. The cloudberry flowers blooms on the mountain marshes, the golden yellow berries soon begin to mature, but with autumn comes changes as well.

Why does Mario long for new challenges when everything goes so well? How come Liselotte, who lives with a new man after the devastating divorce, is still drawn to new adventures? Her parents, Anita and Börje, are so in love but couldn’t they just be happy pensioners and roll in old tracks? And shouldn’t Linda nurture the relationship with Anders instead of longing for a beautiful mountain guide?

Mario’s and Liselotte’s daughter Sandra looks at the adults around her, how their relationships are broken and changed. They seem unable to take responsibility. Among cloudberries and mountains, a thought of longterm plans are growing inside of her.

When they all gather in the ski resort Åre, they all have to meet the truths about themselves. Who they are, who they thought they were, and start seeing each other with new eyes without fear of the consequences.

This is the 5th freestanding novel in the berry-series by author Eva Swedenmark.