A Summer in Paradise - Paperback
A Summer in Paradise: A Croc Brothers Romance - Book One
A magical adventure romance to have you wishing you were on a Zanzibar beach.
Alkina Jarvis reckons the best way to deal with the end of her marriage is to travel from Australia to Africa to volunteer. But she envisions elephants and lions, not the exotic island paradise of Zanzibar. Turning a dilapidated beach resort into a self-sustainable refuge seems straightforward enough until handsome men keep popping up to distract her.
Kendwa Ely is a wild and sexy adventurer. Sparks fly between Ali and the risk-taking crocodile hunter. Though he may be the Tarzan of her dreams, he has a three-year-old son and an unpredictable side.
Don Cloutier, the island’s doctor, struggles with his demons; drink, women and temptation. Will he stop comparing himself to Kendwa and perhaps win Ali’s heart?
Shaun Flannery is Ali’s handsome neighbour and friend. Can he make her see sense, or is he just wasting his time?
Ali drawn to Kendwa, but his past comes back to haunt them both?
When a medical emergency sends Ali racing home to Australia, she renews her family bonds, uncovers a new betrayal and finds an inner strength from her time with Kendwa in exotic Zanzibar and the wilds of Africa.
But on her return to the island, will the grief of what she finds overwhelm her?
‘Loved it, Donna. I didn’t predict the ending either. It’s exotic, funny and full of adventure. It’s also inspired me to go to Zanzibar one day.’
A wild, sexy crocodile wrangler and a woman with a shattered marriage—an affair in Zanzibar they’ll never forget.
This book was previously published as The Zanzibar Moon.
A Summer in Paradise
“LOVED IT!!! The Zanzibar Moon takes you on a journey from the familiarity of the Gold Coast to an exotic world far away. You never know what lies ahead or what’s right in front of you! Congratulations, Donna, on a fabulous novel. Today I thought- today is the day I’m going to sit down and read a couple of chapters in the sun. I was up to chapter 13 and was beginning to think I’d never finish the book (too many interruptions). 21 chapters later and I’ve gone through a roller coaster of emotions today. I’ve laughed, cried, empathised, cried again – seriously, Donna, I normally don’t cry that much!!! I was so invested in these characters. Congratulations on a fabulous book. I can’t wait to tell all my friends and family about the journey it took me on. Now I have to get back to reality and cook dinner. Again well done – I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!” - Paige Burrage
“You actually have a lot of content in the book and the storyline is an interesting “Chick Lit” and reminded me of Janet Evanovich series a lot. The mix of dialogue and locations made the book move and the way that the character travelled allowed you to explore lots of options for material. I could tell you had written it - it really came from your soul and your experiences/loves. There is a real mix of chick lit, travel, suspense and tear-jerking.” - Angela Spzjoda, Avid Reader
“I loved it. I really felt like I was walking the narrow lanes of Zanzibar and that I was taken on an African safari. It was a unique and beautifully written story. I haven’t read anything like it.” - Valerie Ibbotson, avid reader.
“I finished reading The Zanzibar Moon and absolutely loved it, Donna. I didn’t predict the ending either. It’s exotic, funny and full of adventure. It’s also inspired me to go to Zanzibar one day.” - Leesa Bennett, volunteer teacher abroad.
“I thoroughly enjoyed being in Africa. I think women will love reading this, as it is most women’s fantasy at some point.” - Tracy Wilkinson, avid reader.
“I am really impressed by the book, you have really done your homework and if I did not l know any better I would have sworn that you have lived in Africa for a period of time. You have captured life here so well with the chaos, the beauty, the nature, even down to the sometimes not so pleasant aromas (haha). The story line is great and the characters are interesting. I also like how you have put the relevant chapters in the first tense for Alkina and Dr Don. It lets you get closer to the character I think. I showed some of the Swahili to my colleague and as far as she could tell you were spot on.” - Kerry Zillner, UN worker in Africa.
“Absolutely loved the Trilogy. Easy read, and highly romantic.” - Teebee, verified Amazon purchaser.
‘Absolutely loved the series. Easy read, and highly romantic.’
This is Donna Munro’s debut novel with a unique writer’s voice that is engaging and witty. This is a well-researched story, blended with magical undertones in a contemporary setting. It’s a well-written easy read. It will stay with you long after the moon sets.