Marie-Louise Marc

Marie-Louise Marc is a writer with plenty of experience. She has worked as a journalist for magazines such as Amelia and Elle. During the 90’s, Marc worked in Los Angeles, where she interviewed stars like Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

Marc’s books are easily recognized by her witty writing and situations which make you both laugh and cry. Loved by thousands of readers, Marc’s trilogy has garnered a great appreciation with readers and critics alike, and she is on track to becoming one of our most beloved and recognized feel good-authors.


Photo: Niklas Palmklint

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Betty's Journey

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The beloved series about Betty is coming to an end, and it ends in the best way possible; with a big and grandiose wedding. 

Betty is finally ready to present her former employer with her passion project; a magazine tailored towards mature women with articles about food, horoscopes and most importantly, romantic relationships. Love, Betty is what she has always wanted to do, and she can’t possibly imagine how anyone could turn it down. The CEO of the publishing house, however, thinks very differently and suddenly Betty is back to square one.

Meanwhile, Betty’s best friend Kristin gets married, but when her now husband gets hurt in a Segway-accident and has to stay behind for the honeymoon, Kristin invites Betty to come along instead. Betty, who desperately needs a break from her life in Stockholm, gladly jumps on a plane to the Maldives. While trying to figure out the next steps in her career, Betty learns that her unbearable old boss is starting a new magazine herself, which just so happens to look a lot like Betty’s ideas for Love, Betty.

As Betty gets back from her holiday she starts making plans on how to make her dream come to life. But she finds herself struggling when she has to balance the hassle of starting a magazine with her romantic relationship to Henrik, as well as looking after the wellbeing of her grown up yet still wayward kids. Furthermore, Betty has to come to terms with the confusing feelings she has towards her estranged father Ragnar, who has re-entered her life to make amends. 

In true Betty fashion, there’s never a dull moment in Betty’s Journey, the final part of this Bridget Jones-y feel good trilogy.


Author:
Marie-Louise Marc

Original title:
Bettys resa

Published:
Januari 2019

Genre:
Feel good

Original publisher:
Printz Publishing

Reading material:
Swedish manuscript (final)

369 pp.


Betty's Choice

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It’s getting close to Christmas, and if there’s one thing Betty Svan loves, it’s Christmas. And she loves it in a BIG way! She can never have too much glitter, or too many lights. However, since Betty has moved in with her new boyfriend Henrik, her traditions are being compromised. It’s not easy to combine two large families during the holidays. Betty are busy trying to juggle a whole bunch of exes, and in the middle of the celebrations it’s suddenly time for Betty’s daughter Maja to give birth!

Once the chaotic winter has settled, it’s finally time for Betty to be a full on grandmother. But why does she hear from several sources that Henrik’s not a child person? And why is he spending so much time with his ex-wife, who is the most unpleasant person to ever walk on this earth? In the midst of it all Henrik is sent to India to work. Will their new love last the long distance? Thankfully, Betty meets her new personal trainer Anthony, who helps take her mind off things. Turns out, she will have to make a choice...


Author:
Marie-Louise Marc

Original title:
Bettys val

Published:
November 2017

Genre:
Feel good

Original publisher:
Printz Publishing

Reading material:
Swedish manuscript (final)

369 pp.


“It’s full speed all the time, the plot thickens with love, work, colorful new friends – it’s like a Swedish ‘Love Actually’. And a lot of humor  – both feel good and feel happy! Marie-Louise has not been sloppy with the sequel – it’s at least as good and even more funny.”

Expressen

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Betty's World

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Betty Svan is a reporter at glossy Gala Magazine. Despite having a crazy boss, she is happy with her job as the most dedicated journalist on love in the country, and she just got in to a passionate relationship with Dan, the editor-in-chief at a golf magazine. Summer is approaching, Stockholm is getting warmer and life is good. Or is it? Before long, dark clouds cover Betty’s sky. Dan turns out to have some less than charming traits, word is out about downsizing at the magazine, Betty’s mother keeps escaping from the retirement home she is placed at, and Betty is both worrying about and missing her adult children.

At the same time, sparks are flying between Betty and her new neighbor, the handsome psychiatrist Henrik. But, is it possible for a doctor to fall in love with a gossip columnist? And will Betty dare to open herself up to the possibility of love again?

Welcome to a pulsating world, filled with celebrity gossip, healthy spirulina shots, views of Stockholm and, above all, romance!

Betty’s World is the first book in the series about Betty.


Author:
Marie-Louise Marc

Original title:
Bettys värld

Published:
March 2017

Genre:
Feel good

Original publisher:
Printz Publishing

Reading material:
Swedish manuscript (final)
English sample

369 pp.


”Unlike many other feel good-heroines, Bettys leads a normal life, being a single mother with adult kids having to move back home again, a high-maintenance mother in a retirement home, trouble booking the communal laundry room, and a trying boss. And, of course, love problems. Because of this we like Betty even more, and the novel is a pleasure to read, smart and funny without as much as one dead minute. You want to read more about Betty.”

Expressen

”Printz Publishing has a sense of what works. They prove that once again with Betty’s World, a wonderful feel good-novel about Betty.
Marie-Louise Marc has created a well-written story that works in both dialogue and plot. A pleasure to read!"

aaaa – Amelia

“What impresses me most is the courage to approach the painful experiences that we all must share some day. I can’t help but tear up a bit towards the end.”

Tara

 ”Marie-Louise Marc’s Bettys World is an entertaining romantic comedy set in the world of magazines, a world the author knows better than most.”

FFFF – Femina

”A wonderful feel good-novel with a high level of recognition and depictions that are spot on of the relationship between mother and daughter, career, and love later in life. A perfect read on your next holiday.”

Damernas Värld

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