The Bungalow

The Bungalow

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From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofAlwaysandBlackberry Winter, asweeping 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 fiance, 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. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New American Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0452297672
  • 9780452297678
  • 252,965

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Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Official Selection 2012 A heartfelt, engaging love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the War in the Pacific. Kristin Hannah, author of Home Front Unabashedly romantic . . . thanks to Jio s deft handling of her plot and characters. Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this gentle historical love story. Library Journal "Power plays, backstabbing, an old art mystery, and a very intriguing young soldier mesh together in an ultimately captivating tale. The sensuousbungalowof the title occupies a dreamy, escapist place in the plot. [For] fans of Samantha Sotto, Camille Noe Pagan, and Bridget Asher." Booklist Praise for Sarah Jio and her novels: Jio has become one of the most-read women in America. Woman s World (on Morning Glory) Delightful and uplifting. Historical Novel Society (on Goodnight June) Linger[s] long after the last page. Romantic Times (on The Last Camellia) Eminently readable . . . a tribute to family and forgiveness. Booklist (on Goodnight June) Terrific compelling an intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance. Real Simple (on Blackberry Winter) "show more

About Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman s Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR s Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys. "show more

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9,096 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3,010)
4 37% (3,382)
3 22% (2,038)
2 6% (520)
1 2% (146)
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