I UFF DA! n Uff da! Summer Solstice in Midnight Sun, we return to the Minnesotan Scandinavian enclave where modern-day life mingles with the old tradition. Taking inspiration from the Tollefson's new hardware store, Mayor Thorvald sets a new city project in the works that can only be described as grandiose. After winning a motor home in a pinochle tournament, the four seniors, known as the Viking Pillagers, take a two-week camp out and discover their male's only vacation isn't exactly what they planned. Their wives at home enjoy the peace and quiet, allowing deserved pampering and indulgences while celebrating the summer solstice.
Retired supermodel, Trellis Johansen, finally marries her true love, Anders, in a double-ring ceremony alongside their son and her stepdaughter. A mysterious woman arrives where deep dark secrets emerge concerning her ex-husband and stepchildren. During the Viking Tavling where competitors vie for the crown as King of the Vikings, the Halstrom family cheer and root for the latest addition arriving in the Obstetrics ward. As with the author's other books, with a mastery of description combined with quirky humor and feel-good touch, you will feel as though you are there to enjoy it. There's only catch, you'll be saying “uff da” with each development. Two dozen recipes are included to help you appreciate the cultural cuisine.
Karen Ganger lives with her husband near Seattle, Washington where her home is perched on a picturesque cliff next to Puget Sound's insight of Mt. Rainier. Her career path included the medical field, retired casualty claims manager, and archivist. She is an accomplished cook, gardener, traveler, and cancer survivor. As an observer of life, her passion for over a half-century has been to preserve cultural, historical, and traditional ethnic recipes.