Djursholm was created as a garden town in the late 19th Century and streets and blocks were given names from ancient Norse mythology. The name Germania, referring to a people in northern Europe, was established in 1889 in the first zoning plan for the new garden town.

Hopkins’ main inspiration comes from her daughter, Cristal. When asked how her daughter feels about Hopkins writing about her life, she stated, “First of all, the books are not only about her life. They are about my life, and the lives of our family members.