Pohutukawa Highway

Tammy Robinson

You are here: Home - Uncategorized - Pohutukawa Highway


Pohutukawa Highway

Pohutukawa Highway 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

  • Title: Pohutukawa Highway
  • Author: Tammy Robinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 handsIt 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 Until now 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.

    • [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ Pohutukawa Highway : by Tammy Robinson ✓
      205 Tammy Robinson
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ Pohutukawa Highway : by Tammy Robinson ✓
      Posted by:Tammy Robinson
      Published :2018-08-07T20:55:20+00:00

    One thought on “Pohutukawa Highway

    1. Jules on said:

      Firstly, if you also have no idea how to pronounce the first word of the book title, I have it on good authority that it is pronounced as follows:“Po (like Edgar Allan Poe) hu (like who) tu (like tutu) ka (like car) wa (like a baby going waaaaaa!)”The funny thing, is that I still can’t say it as one word, but rather 5 very short words, with significant pauses in-between. I dare say this title will entertain me for many years to come, especially as I have a somewhat bizarre image in my mind [...]

    2. Tracy Fenton on said:

      I read a lot of crime and thrillers and every now and I then I need to take a break and read something warm and lovely and My Summer of You is perfect. Tammy Robinson brings the wonderful Gilbert family to life in this book (previously called Pohutukawa Highway) which is full of love and amusing observations about family life, dynamics, first love and grief. If you are looking for a book to make you smile and feel fuzzy inside – this book should certainly help.

    3. Sarah on said:

      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 love [...]

    4. Susan Angela Wallace on said:

      I received this as an arc from the book club (tbc) in exchange for an honest review. 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.Wow. Absolutely fantastic read. This is a lovely feel good and funny read.I loved the story and the characters. This made me laugh in places. It's a lovely pick me up read. I love Jess and her family. This is a [...]

    5. Becca on said:

      This is the second Tammy Robinson book I've read and I enjoyed it for many reasons; the realistic portrayal of the family, a trip down memory lane and realising there's more to life and going for it. I laughed, cried and smiled a lot whilst reading this story.

    6. Sandra on said:

      Thanks to Tammy and THE Book Club on Facebook for the complementary copy. Having loved Charlie & Pearl I was looking forward to reading another of Tammy's books.The Gilbert family have gathered at the NZ campsite where many long, hot and happy summers were spent in the 70s. They are there to scatter youngest son and brother, Jeffrey's ashes.It takes Jess right back to that summer she fell head over heels with Hunter a boy who hung out with her brothers. So coming back has bittersweet memorie [...]

    7. Sue McQuaide Kitt on said:

      What a lovely, sweet, funny (at times) and heart-warming love story, set in a caravan park in New Zealand. This story had me hooked right from the start until the lovely ending.I really loved Jess and Hunter’s characters and found them to be very believable. Although the entire Gilbert family bantering was pretty light-hearted, I did find it to be bordering on argumentative at times and I think if my own mother had to talk to me in that manner I would have burst into tears. Pohutukawa Highway [...]

    8. Fiona (Titch) Hunt on said:

      I have never read anything by this author, even though I've always wanted to read her books. So when thinking about challenge books, I needed a book that had Summer on it (this book is published under a different name on ). Well I can tell you this author's book written under a new title suited it well. When I started the book I was automatically hooked and transported back to a holiday romance when I was a teenager (heart broken) all those years ago. This book made me laugh, smile and even a fe [...]

    9. Jackie Roche on said:

      First of all I'd like to thank my friend Lorraine for introducing me to this wonderful author.Since reading her first book I fell in love with the way Tammy writes. You go through the whole gamut of emotions. Tammy can make you laugh on one page and cry on the next.Her dialogues are flawless. It's as if the characters are in the room with you and you're eavesdropping on their conversations.I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from Tammy. I didn't just read it I devoured it.I felt as [...]

    10. Dee-CeeIt's all about the books on said:

      I'd like to thank Tammy and TBC on FB for giving me the chance to read this book.I have to be honest and say this is the first book I've read by Tammy and what a cracker it is.Pohutukawa Highway is a lovely feel good story, full of childhood memories, romance and a touch of sadness. It's one of those books you don't want to put down or for it to end. It's full of warmth and some real laugh out loud moments. I'm really looking forward to reading more from Tammy.

    11. Michelle Sibley on said:

      This is a raw, say it as you see it, insight into family life which I enjoyed. Tammy always writes such lovely easy to read books and I haven't found a bad one yet. All based in New Zealand and her descriptions just have me longing to visit!

    12. Kathe Coleman on said:

      Pohutukawa Highway by Tammy RobinsonA sweet love story set in New Zealand where Jessie’s family has spent their summer since they were children. I totally escape when I read one of Tammy’s book. A light and easy read under 200 pages. 4.00 stars $1.87 India

    13. Carol Sandford on said:

      I adored this book. This could have so easily have been 'me' that it made it even more special. Although set in New Zealand it seemed to be very 'British' and I loved that about it. Took me back to some magical times :)

    14. Maddy Cordell on said:

      Another fabulous book by Tammy Robinson. Just love her books. They are so well written, and the plots are cleverly thought out, and all with a feel good factor. Can't wait for the next one.

    15. Aisha on said:

      Another wonderful read from this author. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    16. Maureen on said:

      A bitter-sweet love story with a first class, feel good theme, depicting family life with all its ups and downs. A perfect holiday read for me.

    17. Sheila Jolley on said:

      What a family!I loved the book and the wonderfully drawn characters. A joyful read. Can't wait for the next story and more great people.

    18. Sherri Wyman on said:

      Pohutukawa Highway is a lovely story that takes you along with a family facing one of life's hardest challenges, having to say good-bye to a loved one. I would like to thank Tammy Robinson and TBC for the ARC of this book. Buckle up for this roller coaster ride of emotions because one minute you'll be ready to grab a tissue and the next you'll be grabbing your side in laughter. The characters are well developed and very likeable. I enjoyed spending a bit of summer with them and recommend everyon [...]

    19. Andrea on said:

      Not my usual genre of book, but having already read and enjoyed Charlie and Pearl by this author and having just finished reading a book that traumatised and scared the living bejesus out of me, I needed a 'nice' book that was easy to read, and so I picked up this one. Well, it certainly didn't disappoint. Yes, there was heartbreaking moments but humourous moments too. A little predictable perhaps, but overall a lovely, uplifting read. Oh, and I now know what a Pohutukawa tree looks like!

    20. Sally Stackhouse on said:

      Nice, easy reading, all the characters are colourful without being forced or overbearing. There were a couple of sad pieces that brought tears to my eyes almost without me realising it. A large family who love each other deeply but don’t always show their emotions, lots of teasing of siblings whether they are grown up or not.A good book.

    21. Annette on said:

      I enjoyed this book. It was a good easy relaxing holiday read. The description of the area in New Zealand was excellent and set the scene for the story which was of family life spanning three generations.It is basically the love story between Jess and Hunter that ended abruptly but on meeting years later there still seems to be a spark that could be rekindled.Thank you for the ARC.

    22. Natalie K. Martin on said:

      This was a lovely heart and skin warming read while in the depths of European wintertime! I enjoyed Charlie and Pearl by Tammy Robinson and this one didn't disappoint. The Gilbert family were so well written it felt like I was right there in the middle of them all. Perfect feel good romance with aspects of life and loss, a lovely uplifting read.

    23. Lynn Fisher on said:

      This is the second book of Tammy's I have read and it was really good. Absolutely loved this book it was a lovely pleasant read. I just wanted to continue reading it in one sitting and I just wanted to find out how it would end. Would def recommend this book and can't wait to read the rest of Tammy's books

    24. Karen Farrow on said:

      Another great read from Ms Robinson. Full of humour, warmth and love. This was a lovely easy read with a nice story, perfect for losing yourself in and would recommend this for a lovely summer/beach read

    25. Abra on said:

      This was an ok read. I maybe had higher expectations due to the fantastic ratings. It moved pretty slow. I kept waiting for something to happen that never really came until the last chapter or two of the book.

    26. Sarra on said:

      Really nice easy read, a real holiday book. I loved the dynamics of the family in this book, it was really heart warming, with lots of really humerous bits in it too.I thoroughly recommend this book, it was a lovely smooth read.

    27. Karley on said:

      This is the latest of Tammys books and I can't wait until more come out! Once again I loved this book, It's a nice easy read and set in New Zealand and I sometimes wonder if Tammy is telling her own story because they are described so real! I think everyone should read her books!

    28. Rosemary Potter on said:

      Oh wow, I really loved this book, brought back so many memories of my childhood in NZ with 4 brothers and sisters and the long hot summers staying at the batch in Whangamata. Memories, oh memories for such a great, innocent time. A lovely lovely read.

    29. Kathy Phelan-delauro on said:

      Wonderful readWell thought out characters, and storyline. The siblings banter was absolutely perfect! Love, love ,love this writer! Nowon to find more to read from Tammy Robinson.

    30. Gayle on said:

      This book was just what I needed - a reminder of the wonderful and misery of a big family The laughter, the mockery and the fierce love of the wonderful feeling of family.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *