2.15.2013

The Bungalow | Book Club Friday

I read:  The Bungalow by Sarah Jio.

The Desciption from Goodreads:   In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.
A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of MarchThe Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.
My thoughts:  I loved this book.  In fact it is the first book that I have read this year.  I am not getting off to a great start.  :)
I love Historical Fiction and books set during World War II are always a favorite of mine.  This one was great.  It is told from Anne's point of view and memories.  It shows that small misunderstandings an secrets can change the direction of your like in more ways than one.
I completely recommend it.  And I will be reading more by Sarah Jio.

I am linking up with Book Club Friday.

7 comments:

  1. i read this book last year and LOVED it too. Sarah's other books are just as awesome too!! She is a wonderful writer for sure :)

    happy friday!

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  2. I need to add this one to my list! It sounds wonderful.

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  3. I've heard so many great things about Sarah Jio, and actually used to read her blogs on Glamour.com. I still haven't read her books, but from everything I've heard, I think I'll really enjoy them.

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