The Finnish Line
When Nordic ski jumper Maureen "Mo" Clark set foot in Finland, she breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, escape from her famous skier father’s shadow and a chance to jump in the renowned Lahti Ski Games.
But Mo quickly realizes that balancing practice and classes is more challenging than she expected. So when a bad boy teammate offers coaching assistance—for a little publicity in return—how can she refuse? Surely she can work in a few extra practices somewhere between studying for calculus and sightseeing in Finland?
Amid snowmobiling and dog-sledding, ice hotels and Northern lights, Mo begins to discover what strength and perseverance—the Finnish sisu—is all about. Now it’s up to her to take that final jump and cross the finish line in style.
“Truly brings the world of ski jumping to life… the perfect blend of fun, sporting adventure and a compelling first-time romance. Convincing, intimate, stimulating!"
–Olympic Gold Medalist Nikki Stone
“Great job conveying Finnish culture. Makes the teen experience real…” –Enduring Romance
“Fantastic, action-packed novel… interesting scenes and characters… just the right amount of romance.” –Flamingnet Book Review
“Linda Gerber… can transcend any genre to make a lasting story.”
–Award-winning author Marsha Skrypuch
Women’s Sports Foundation Recommended Read
This is a standalone book in the Students Across the Seven Seas Series
205 pages | Age range: 12 years & up | ISBN: 9780142409169
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Published: October 4, 2007