Saturday, December 24, 2011

(181)The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

The Bungalow

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

The Christmas presents are wrapped, the cards have been sent out, the candy has been baked, our dinner is tonight and I finally got a chance to sit down with my nook and do some quality reading.  And I am so glad that I did!

It is 1942 and World War II is being waged in the Pacific and Europe, but in the elite society of Seattle, it has very little impact on Anne and her friend, Kitty.  Anne has recently become engaged, but she is questioning whether their love is a passionate kind of love and is wondering if she made the right choice in agreeing to marry, Gerard.  Kitty uses Anne's doubts against her and talks her into joining the Nurses Corp and going off to Bora Bora to serve their country.  It is in Bora Bora, though, where Anne discovers what true love really is in the magical Bungalow that sits on the beach.  But when the magic turns to tragedy Anne discovers that love is not simple and often times very messy.  Will Anne return to Seattle to marry Gerrard or will her love affair with Westry continue after the War? Will true love prevail for Anne or is she destined to settle?

The Bungalow is a romantic love story that is reminiscent of old Hollywood films.  Anne starts off the story as a naive, somewhat sheltered young woman who is forced to grow up because of her part in the war.  She is a kind hearted character who gets her heart broken more than any young woman should.  The Bungalow is a "sweeping" love story that takes us all over the world.  I really enjoyed Anne, as a character, I enjoyed watching her grow and struggling with decisions that would affect her for the rest of the life.

If you have gift cards to spend this year, The Bungalow is the perfect escape from the cold and dreary weather and from the holiday hustle/bustle. Or if you are just looking for a good love story to warm your heart, this is the one for you!  Happy Reading!


Dylanarman said...

This Bungalow is a adventurous adulation adventure that is evocative of old Hollywood films.

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