An Afternoon in Summer

About The Book

“This is a lovely book. Written with love and sensitivity, enlivened with delightful flashes of humour and fun, this account can not fail to enchant the reader. It is warmly recommended.”

Mary Cee, Wanganui (NZ) Chronicle

“With witty anecdotes Giuffre captures the minutiae and luxuriant inertia of island life. … lyrical, romantic – it is a mood that lingers well beyond the final page.”

Easy Mix (NZ)

“Well-written, funny and touching.”

Fishhead (NZ)

“Kathy Giuffre is a brave woman. Or mad.”

Marion Gilbertson, Nelson (NZ) Times

“A delightful and refreshing read, brimming with sensuality and intelligence. Kathy Giuffre’s hilarious observations had me laughing out loud. She writes with disarming honesty but this is also a love letter to the people of Rarotonga, rich with the joys and sorrows of a lost paradise.”

Kapka Kassabova, author of Street Without a Name