The Beginning of Something New (Början på något nytt)

Jenny Fagerlund

Början på något nytt fagerlund

Rights sold

Denmark: Gyldendal

Norway: Gyldendal

Sweden: Norstedts



Johanna has just moved with her family to Båstad. Here she will have time to make something of herself and write the great novel she has always dreamed of. But the move will not be as she has imagined. Rather, she begins to wonder if everything is not one big mistake.

While all her friends have children and settled down, Alex invests in a career as an influencer and enjoys it. After a devastating drama of infidelity, she flees to the family's summer cottage.

Once there, she realizes how lonely she really is. Even though she has three hundred thousand followers on Instagram, she still has no one to turn to when life collapses.

After forty years as a flight attendant, Mona has reluctantly retired. What should be a wonderful time has become quite the opposite. She does not know what to do with all the time she now has on her hands. Who is she now? And how should she handle the emptiness she carries when she no longer has a job to go to?

By chance, the three women meet in a competition together. What could have ended in a fleeting moment will become something entirely new.


347 pages




"It's so interesting to follow three women so different from each other in the midst of their lives. I like the fact that they're like you and me. Normal people. Jenny Fagerlund grabs my interest straight away. I get to dive right into the parts where Mona, Johanna and Alex share their trouble and thoughts. By immediately opening the lid to the difficulties that they experience she captivates me." - @enboknagrakopparte, book blog


"This charming story mixes melancholy and doubts with friendship and joy. Jenny Fagerlund is a master at feel good. Her novels are bursting with emotions... extremely high quality read and a mandatory read for all feel good lovers." @I_min_bokhylla, book blog