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I love Sarah Jio stories, yes I am a romantic at heart. Great reads until the very end.
Gripping read! A real page-turner. About second chances for a long-lost love and how things conspired in difficult wartime circumstances to doom an early love for most of a lifetime. I didn't much care for the ending, so so compared to much of the rest of the book, but it was happy nevertheless.
It is a classic romance story that has a twist of murder and horrible betrayal. A perfect beach read!
A book about the enduring power of love. Easy read. And of course everybody lives happily ever after.
An easy read, a light read. Scenery is described in detail, allowing the reader to enjoy the views. Sadly, there were many stories like this during WW II and others. May be a work of fiction, but it's real in many, many ways.
You get to know Anne Calloway, a 90 year old woman, who is telling her grand daughter about her adventures and heartaches in Bora Bora (taking place during WWII) whereby she and her BFF head there as she tries to figure out what she wants and who she wants to be.
You are transported to an island of great beauty, but it has a rough side. Read and find out if they make out alive and with each other.
But also what surprise lay ahead when a letter appears in her mailbox years later that Anne's grand daughter discovers. Hopefully you will be swept away in sweet air of tropical flowers and tradewinds off the turquoise waters that surround this island.
This novel's speaker is Anne Calloway, an older woman whom circumstances cause to look back on her youth when she was a nurse stationed on Bora-Bora during World War II. The major part of the story occurs in 1942 and 1943 on Bora-Bora. Anne is engaged, but unsure of her feelings toward her fiance and finds herself drawn to a soldier named Westry. The two develop a secret friendship and meet in a small hidden building, the bungalow of the title. But things are happening to Anne's best friend Kitty that cause Anne to feel more distance between the two, and unsure of Westry. When Anne and Westry witness a crime, things between them change again, and their world is changed as Westry is redeployed and Anne's stint is over.
It is Anne's granddaughter that urges her to take advantage of a recent letter and dig into the past to find the answers to those questions she has wondered about for decades.
A story of mystery, romance, and circumstances that will appeal to many readers.