The Bungalow

The Bungalow

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam

A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.

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 March, 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.



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A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.

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 andThe Violets of March, 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.



Baker & Taylor
"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 fianc, 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"--

Baker
& Taylor

"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, 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"--
A military nurse in Bora Bora during the summer of 1942 finds herself drawn to a mysterious soldier until they witness a horrible crime and he is redeployed, leaving her seeking the truth about what happened for 60 years. Original.
On the Pacific island of Bora-Bora in 1942, newly-engaged military nurse Anne Calloway is drawn to a soldier named Westry, until they witness a crime and he is redeployed, leaving her to seek the truth about what happened for over seventy years.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2012
ISBN: 9780452297678
0452297672
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm

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Aug 14, 2016

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jweitz
Oct 29, 2015

I love Sarah Jio stories, yes I am a romantic at heart. Great reads until the very end.

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wcward
Oct 15, 2014

seems like a comment gives away the story

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suethomas
Mar 26, 2014

Sweet read.....

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Irene99
Mar 12, 2014

Gripping read! A real page-turner. About second chances for a long-lost love and how things conspired in difficult wartime circumstances to doom an early love for most of a lifetime. I didn't much care for the ending, so so compared to much of the rest of the book, but it was happy nevertheless.

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bridge1
Feb 18, 2014

An interesting story of love lost and then regained.

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JackieFC13
Jan 12, 2014

It is a classic romance story that has a twist of murder and horrible betrayal. A perfect beach read!

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mistieanne
Jul 18, 2013

A good, quick summer read about love. I enjoyed it!

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Lanny213
Nov 02, 2012

A book about the enduring power of love. Easy read. And of course everybody lives happily ever after.

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jfd5
Aug 28, 2012

An easy read, a light read. Scenery is described in detail, allowing the reader to enjoy the views. Sadly, there were many stories like this during WW II and others. May be a work of fiction, but it's real in many, many ways.

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