Aug 14, 2013

Women's Fiction Spotlight: The Bungalow

Blurb from Goodreads: 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 chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.

This is my third Jio book, and it took me longer to relate to the characters than previous books. Part of this might have been I listened to this one, and it took me a bit to get used to the narrator. However, once I did make the connection I was intrigued. It didn't quite hold the mystery for me that I think it meant to, yet there were a few details that made me want to linger, to see how it all resolved.