A Ruby Red Christmas

Amanda Hellberg


Rights sold

Denmark: North (JP/Politiken)

Finland: Tammi

Norway: Gyldendal

Sweden: Lovereads


A Ruby Red Christmas is part two in the No. 1 bestselling Ulltuna Suite. A sparkling festive romance in a historic setting. A love story written in beautiful language full of wonderful details. A novel about strong women, forbidden passion and finding light in the darkness.

Sweden, December, 1888: Countess Nina Swartensköld appears to have everything: A beautiful son, a stunning mansion, and marriage with the handsome count Wilhelm. But behind closed doors things are bad. Wilhelm is mean and he bullies Nina and their son Anton. When the penniless painter Johan Mahler arrives at the mansion to work as the boy's private tutor Nina falls in love and Johan feels the same way. But their relationship is impossible and forbidden. If they are found out they will both lose everything. As the midwinter darkness closes in, their secret passion burns brighter than the Christmas candles. But what is Johan hiding? What will happen when they are exposed? Can true love stand a chance in a time when all the power is in the hands of rich and brutal men?


350 pages




" An enchanting novel. History, romance and Christmas atmosphere to satisfy the most passionate Christmas fan. Amanda Hellberg succeeds in bringing all the elements together beautifully. If you enjoyed Netflix's Bridgerton, you will love this." - Skånska dagbladet


"A Ruby Red Christmas is just as good as nr 1 in the Ulltuna series (A Crinoline Christmas). Wintry, exciting and romantic, just as I had hoped. The beautiful descriptions of people, places and clothes make the story come alive."

- Camilla Flinkfeldt, Millans Bokhylla


"Very entertaining, warm and full of powerful emotions. This novel deals with all the great themes; love, friendship and being true to yourself."  - BTJ häfte 21 2021


"A brilliant, beautiful and festive romance novel about forbidden love. An absolute gem where 'Downton Abbey' meets 'Jane Eyre'. Amanda Hellberg creates a wonderful world the readers can't get enough of, packed with Christmas atmosphere and emotions that make the pages vibrate. An unputdownable book that you won't want to end. Amanda Hellberg is a fantastic author." -John Häggblom, publisher, Forum


"Five out of five. 'A Ruby Red Christmas' is exceptional. Thrills, romance, secrets and passion, this is pure perfection. I fell completely in love with the main character and all the festive details. The build-up is extraordinary. This book makes the heart beat faster."
Agnetha Lundebring Jönsson, Bookstagram


"I LOVE this book. Forbidden passion and heartbreaking betrayal. A glorious love story."


“Simply perfect. The ultimate Christmas read.”  -Barometern


"I love everything about this beautiful novel; The writing, the romance, the thrills, and all the details in between. A Ruby Red Christmas is just as good as A Crinoline Christmas, which I also adored. Amanda Hellberg has done it again! Five out of five."  - Marit's World of Books



Reviews on the first book in the Ulltuna Suite: 


"A Crinoline Christmas connects deeply with my heart. Amanda Hellberg has a surpreme talent for atmosphere and emotions." Smålandsposten


"I fell in love. Cosy and romantic historic feelgood with excitment and thrills. Similar to Downton Abbey." Barometern


"This year's cosiest novel. Magical and wonderful, just what we all need."



"A must read romantic adventure." 5 out of 5 - Amelia Magazine


Jane Eyre meets Chocolat in this dazzling Swedish historical romance. A masterful festive treat."
- Simona Ahrnstedt


"Very entertaining, refreshing, thrilling and binge-worthy. Like Jane Eyre but more joyful."
-BTJ , Library service no 20


"A sparkling, festive and passionate love story." - Expressen


"Love, snow and thrills - it doesn't get better than this!" -  Kristianstadsbladet


"A wonderful novel with sumptious detail in a gorgeous setting." - Kävlinge lokaltidning