• "Like Alexander McCall Smith in his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Vaite excels at depicting the warm sense of community that pervades her Tahitian island setting... In charming fashion, Vaite conveys universal truths about men and women and the mysteries at the heart of every romantic relationship."

  • "Such is this first-time novelist's skill that she weaves serious issues so seamlessly into the narrative that one hardly realises one is being shown something political."

    New Zealand Herald
  • "What a gorgeous, evocative novel! It charmed me from beginning to end"

    Sophie Kinsella
  • "A feast...busting with vitality and charm"

    Sydney Morning Herald