The Hope Island Trilogy - Handyman Wanted (Händig man sökes)

Jöns Hellsing


Rights sold

Denmark: HarperCollins Nordic

Finland: HarperCollins Nordic

Norway: HarperCollins Nordic

Sweden: HarperCollins Nordic

THE HOPE ISLAND TRILOGY is a romantic tale of freedom and of Scottish islanders’ fight against the powers that be. A drama that came to Jöns Hellsing as he contemplated his own family history on inherited land in the Hebrides. The windswept environment makes a perfect setting for an adult saga of desire, insurmountable obstacles and fiery characters who win out in the end. It is told with ease and style. Humor and depths, strong emotions, revenge, victory and a fresh splash of eroticism to it.



The framework for the trilogy is the Scottish Island and the oppressed islanders who rise up against the central power personified by a corrupt English lord. The main characters are John and Heather.



LOCAL HERO meets Steamy Love and Devotion



John is a confused dreamer, 26-year-old from London. He saves himself from a real stalemate by answering a newspaper ad where a handy man is wanted. Soon, he finds himself at Hope Island to renovate a cottage for the wealthy landlord and his young wife, the Swedish Anna



Heather runs the island's pub and is marrying the wrong guy when John comes to the island. John is drawn into a love affair with Anna, who decided not to sit bored on the estate when the Lord is in London on a monthly basis. She has planned a lot of games that she hopes John will attend, she will persuade him, five different sexual fantasies. But they will not reach the fifth, before Anna is found dead. John is accused of murder.


418 pages





"Charming, entertaining and captivating" 4/5

Jennies boklista, book blog


"Handyman Wanted is a real feel good pearl"

Akademibokhandeln, Umeå


"What a debut! I was quickly captivated and had a hard time putting down the book"

Johannas bokblogg


"The novel is entertaining and contains several unexpected twists and turns. I thin this trilogy will be popular."

Breakfast bookclub



"It's unpredictable in its own predicable way, it's entertaining and funny and I am charmed by this story... I look forward to reading the upcoming parts of the trilogy and to explore the landscape and citizens even more"


Lotta - Kulturkollo, book blog



Reader's comments:



"If this is Jöns Hellsing's debut novel, I don't even dare to think about how good the two upcoming books in this series will be"




"I Love this book! Jack pot."




"If you enjoy reading about relationships, love and sex - this is the book for you... I got swept away and wanted to know how it would end. A great summer read"

Michaela S.