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The Bungalow

Sarah Jio

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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.

A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.

In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. Exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry. As their friendship blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island, the two share a private world under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow making promises about after. But then they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll they built together vanishes into the winds of war.

Seventy years later, Anne still cannot let go of that long-ago summer and the twin losses of her life. Is it finally time to uncover the truth or will she continue to be haunted by what she lost?

A timeless story of enduring passion and determination to discover the truth decades later. Perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Barbara O'Neal and Amanda Prowse.

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Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a journalist who has written for Glamour, O The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple and many other publications. Jio's novels have become book club favourites and have been published in over twenty-five countries and in over twenty languages. She lives in Seattle with her three sons. You can learn more about her at:

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