It’s January, the height of a New Zealand summer and the Gilbert family have gathered at the campground they’ve been coming to since the seventies to scatter the ashes of youngest son Jeffrey into the sea.
For Jess, the campground holds bittersweet memories. It’s where she passed a childhood of carefree summers, but it’s also the scene of her first heartbreak at the hands of Hunter Aarden. The summer she turned seventeen he promised her he’d love her for always, then he drove out of camp never to be heard from again.
After almost two decades, Jess is finally about to find out why.
Both romantic and humorous, Pohutukawa Highway is a story that reminds us about the importance of family, and the magic of second chances.
I have read all of Tammy Robinson’s books now and I have enjoyed them all.
Pohutukawa Highway is her latest book.
Tammy has created yet another wonderful story which was really lovely to read.
After the death of her brother, Jess returns to her childhood camping ground where she and her family spent lots of memorable holidays.
The story is very much one of growing up and memories. I have found in Tammy’s books they can be tainted with sadness which this one is as well but overall it is a sweet, lovely read with a touch of humour.
Jess is a great character and I enjoyed reading and imagining what her life was like when she was growing up in her family. I loved the banter between the siblings and even with the parents, it was so very true to life.
For anyone who has ever gone camping or caravanning for their holidays, Pohutukawa Highway will hopefully bring you back some great memories.
I really would urge anyone who hasn’t read any of Tammy’s books to give them a go. She is a master of creating a wonderfully written story with great characters that will have you engrossed from start to finish.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
Pohutukawa Highway is available to purchase from Amazon