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ON THE SECOND DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘A Farm in the South Pacific Sea’ by Jan Walker

If you need a little romance during Christmastime, this is a perfect title!

Jan Walker presents readers with a story of June Sandusky, an American businesswoman who moves to Tonga in order to start a spiny lobster nursery. Although life in the South Pacific is far from uncomplicated, she enjoys every day spent in this tropical paradise. Especially when she finds a man who turns out to be her soulmate.

This is a book for emotionally mature audiences (definitely not for teenagers) who can appreciate the value of true love. Jan Walker beautifully described the experiences her cousin, June von Donop, had had in the Kingdom of Tonga. Terrific piece of literature!

ON THE FIRST DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Tales of the Tikongs’ by Epeli Hau’ofa

This collection of twelve short stories is a brilliant satire of life in the Blue Continent.

In each tale, the famous Tongan-Fijian author takes you on an unforgettable journey to Tiko – a tiny island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean – where you get introduced to a vast array of colourful characters, who are forced to deal with…a sudden wave of modernity and development. And that is not always easy. Especially if you live in the middle of the ocean and belong to a traditional society.

I must admit, it is a truly fantastic compilation. Epeli Hau’ofa created, as usual, a little masterpiece – a humorous book that makes people think. Occasional bursts of laughter guaranteed!