My Secret Life

Jenny Fagerlund

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Rights sold

Denmark: Palatium books

Finland: Gummerus

Germany: DuMont

Norway: Gyldendal

Sweden: Norstedts



Nominations & Awards

Short listed at the Storytel Awards 2021

When Moa’s grandmother passes away, she suddenly inherits an apartment. It’s worn down, a bit too gloomy and filled with old furniture. And it’s also on the wrong side of town. At least according to her partner Ruben. The plan is to sell the apartment.

The more time Moa spends at the apartment, the more she starts to like it. Soon she realises how different she and Ruben are, and how much she adapts to his way of living. Slowly she begins building her own, secret life. The life she actually wants to live, without anyone else’s demands.

At the same time letters begin showing up at the doorstep. The letters contain diary notes and clues that paint a different picture of the grandmother than the one Moa originally had. She will soon realise she isn’t the only one with secrets.


327 pages



"A warm and gripping Feelgood! The book offered a true ride of emotions. 5/5" – bokmysan, book blog


“Friendship, Love, Dogs and Secrets – what more could you ask for in a feelgood novel? 5 out of 5 – Sofias bokhylla, book blog


“I loved this book! Jenny Fagerlund has a way of writing such captivating stories with warmth. It’s impossible to put the book down until the very last page has been read… this is Feelgood at its best! 5 out of 5” – Lollosbokhörna, book blog


"Wow what a book!!! This was definitely a book in my taste. It went straight up my top ten reads!" - feelgood_books, instagram


"My Secret Life is a Feelgood novel at is best" - i_min_bokhylla, instagram


"This book is a total home run and top read this year!" - Emmas bokhylla


"My Secret Life by Jenny Fagerlund is a warm and well written Feelgood pearl that leaves me with a nice satisfaction. It is a wonderful, emotional and cozy story with fascinating portrayals of the characters and vivid environments that made the book enjoyable from beginning to end... written in a way that would be perfect for film!"  - Agneta Norrgård


"Jenny Fagerlund is incredibly good at writing warm portrayals that captivate the heart and My Secret Life is no exception. It feels like a warm blanket to wrap yourself in when fall setts in and the winds start to blow - and you never wanna crawl out of the warmth." - Villivonkanbooks, instagram