Book Review: The Bungalow


I recently finished Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to read some of her other books.  One of those is The Bungalow. I loved this one as well!

Here is the Amazon synopsis:

"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 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."

While some authors leave the ending to the reader's imagination and some wrap everything up neatly in a bow, Sarah Jio sort of does both for me.  I love her writing style and am currently reading her book The Violets of March.  I would recommend adding it to your list as well, it's great so far!

*On a side note, I signed up for my second half marathon last night and I'm really excited (it's in March)! It has been 6 months since I ran my first.  I think my knees have recovered, I've been training like a mother (ha!) and I feel ready! More to come...

Happy Tuesday friends!


  1. Sounds interesting! I'll have to add it to my reading list :)

  2. I'm staring at this book right now. It's sitting on my bed! woohoo!!! I picked up Blackberry Winter (per your recommendation) and grabbed The Bungalow too! :)

  3. Oh, and CONGRATS for signing up for your next race!

  4. congrats on your upcoming Half Marathon!!!!

  5. I always love your book recommendations! I will be putting this one on my list for sure! Yay for signing up for your half!!! You are awesome my friend!!! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  6. I love hearing about new books :) And hooray for signing up for your next race!

    The Other Side of Gray