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The Bungalow
The Bungalow
Author: Sarah Jio
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 hibiscu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452297678
ISBN-10: 0452297672
Publication Date: 3/27/2012
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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reviewed The Bungalow on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this WWII set love story that includes intrigue and kept me guessing as to which direction it would take.
Highly recommend and has set me on course to look for more Sarah Jio books!
thameslink avatar reviewed The Bungalow on + 723 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
As other reviewers have mentioned, this book does have many flaws, but despite that, I found myself caught up in the story and ended up reading it in one sitting. Overlook the flaws in the plot and just let yourself be carried along by the story. Quick, enjoyable read.
georgiagymdog avatar reviewed The Bungalow on
Helpful Score: 1
Trite and mediocre, with too many coincidences neatly tying things together.
ASJ avatar reviewed The Bungalow on + 341 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent book by Ms Jio. Well written. Story flows well and is quite interesting. You won't want to put the book down. Good historical background with WWII South Pacific. I liked the characters too.
gina329 avatar reviewed The Bungalow on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely loved this book! It was a heart wrenching, but very touching love story. I'm not a romance reader, but this one worked fine for me. The setting is Bora Bora, so right away I was interested. Add to that, the story of best friends joining the war effort in the Pacific as nurses, a murder, and all the life changing events they experience, and I was hooked.
The writing flowed easily and at a timely pace which is always a plus. There's enough intrigue to keep you wondering, but the murder itself wasn't much of a mystery. I felt there were a couple of weak spots and not quite believeable coincidences, but overall it certainly didn't stop it from being an exceptional read. It's one of those books that evokes a range of different emotions, with an ending that leaves an impression and makes you want to sit and absorb it all for a little while. This book definitely turned out to be as good as the ratings and everyone claimed it to be!
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justcyn avatar reviewed The Bungalow on + 148 more book reviews
Love this author! Interesting love story between a young nurse & soldier during WWII. They have meetings in a bungalow that is supposedly cursed. Enjoyed the ending.
reviewed The Bungalow on
Quick read, couldn't put the book down! Will be looking at other books by this author.
reviewed The Bungalow on + 8 more book reviews
What a great book and love story! Recommend this to anyone who likes a romantic WWII love story.