Sofie Cramer born in northern Germany’s heathland in 1974, studied German language and literature and political science in Bonn and Hanover. Today, she lives and works as a freelance scriptwriter and author in Hamburg. Sofie Cramer writes under a pseudonym — also because her own experiences are often part of her books.
HONEY FLOWER DAYS
Valerie, a journalist, is slowly descending into a burn-out-driven crisis when she is sent by her editor on a trip to research an article about pilgrimages on foot and journeys of self-discovery. Reluctantly, Valerie begins a trek through the heath-covered lowlands of north-western Germany. After only a few days she is wracked by back pain and blisters.
She stops to gather her strength for a few days at a guest house on the edge of a nature reserve. Annegret, the establishment’s hale and robust owner, instantly recognises that Valerie is physically and mentally exhausted. Together with a local beekeeper, she brings Valerie closer to nature by showing her how to make honey, bake bread and make elderberry juice. But Valerie realises that finding herself is about more than just spending a few days in the countryside…