Friday, February 17, 2012

The Bungalow - Friday Book Club

The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

From Goodreads:

In the summer of 1942, newly engaged Anne Calloway 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, The 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. 

I'm a huge fan of historical fiction - especially WWII. This didn't have a lot of history in it, but there was a little bit!

This book hooked me right away, as Anne is a very likable character and I read The Bungalow within 24 hours a couple weeks ago. Since then I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I definitely recommend this one to just about any woman, it has just the right amount of mystery, romance, tragedy and friendship.

Today I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde for her awesome Friday Book Club!


Shoshanah said...

Whenever I see Sarah Jio's books I also feel like I know her because I remember reading her Glamour blog a year or two ago. I'm guessing you probably feel somewhat similar since I'm pretty sure that's how we "meet," right?

Victoria said...

so going on my list!! i love hisorical fiction :) i actually read a wwII centered novel this week too (the soldier's wife) and really enjoyed it.

happy weekend!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This book sounds so good! I can't wait to read it. Becky was kind enough to mail this & Violets of March! I have 2 books from the library that i have to read first (including The Lover's Dictionary, which i requested after you reviewed it!), and then i am reading those 2 books! Can't wait! And judging from the comments on Emily's blog, I have a feeling we'll be reading Violets in March!

Becky said...

So glad you liked this!!!

Heather said...

This sounds like one I wouldn't be able to put down!

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