By Sarah Jio
A sweeping saga of long-lost love, a mysterious portray, an unspeakable tragedy and the seashore bungalow on the middle of all of it ...
In the summer time of 1942, newly engaged Anne Calloway units off to serve within the military Nurse Corps at the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. extra exhilarated by means of the journey of an entire life than she ever was once by means of her predictable fiancé, she is attracted to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship quickly blossoms into colors as deep because the hibiscus plants local to the island. below the thatched roof of an deserted seashore bungalow, the 2 proportion a inner most world-until they witness a grotesque crime, Westry is unexpectedly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of warfare.
A undying tale of tolerating ardour, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's choice to find the reality in regards to the dual losses--of lifestyles, and of love--that have haunted her for seventy years.
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