Maija Kajanto
Publication date
August 2023
Format info
223 pages

Applecake Autumn


Bestselling Nordic feelgood series from Finland — over 100,000 copies sold

Autumn is the time for new beginnings – also for Kristiina Kivimaa at the Birch Tree Cafe.

Kristiina ‘Krisse’ Kivimaa has now settled into her new life in Pyhävirta, a far cry from her old life in hectic Helsinki. The Birch Tree Cafe is thriving again and the lakeside inn is running smoothly. But life doesn’t stand still, not even in. With a new mayor comes development plans that stir up a range of emotions in the locals.

A suspicious series of fires disturbs the peace and quiet of the village community and before long, accusatory looks are being cast in all directions. Former mayor, Tommi seems to have hopes for a joint future with Krisse that she does not share.

As the autumn leaves begin to fall, it’s time for Krisse to decide where her future lies – and with whom. APPLECAKE AUTUMN is a mouthwatering combination of the notes of damp Nordic woods, freshly-baked applecake, and seasonal spices that will leave readers wanting more.

The book is the third in the bestselling ‘Birch Tree Cafe’ series and debuted on the Finnish bestseller list at #4 across all formats, and #2 in audio and ebook.


Finnish Edition

Prizes & Nominations

2024, Adlibris Award nominee, category fiction


‘I devoured the book in an instant. There was something comforting and a feeling of a bygone time. I was even moved at one point.’ — Ilta-Sanomat newspaper

‘Causes chronic drooling.’ — Kirsin kirjanurkka blog