Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sarah Jio's The Bungalow Review
Again it took a couple of chapters to cement my interest, but once it happened, I was hooked. The Story took place during WWII on the tropical island of Bora-Bora. Two thousand soldiers stationed there and forty-five nurses. It's a story full of self sacrificing men and women doing horrific work under tremendous stress. The island had its own way of changing a person. Anne Calloway felt a calling to go with her friend Kitty Morgan to serve their country and provide nursing care to the injured soldiers. But there was much time for other activities as well. Gerard Godfrey, Anne's fiance' back home, waited for her and then felt the call to sign up for action himself....a bit stuffy at first, then patriotic and always faithful and loving of Anne. Anne tried to remain loving and faithful, but she hadn't reckoned on Westry, or betrayal , murder, such sadness and sorrow as they encountered on the island.
This book took me to the tropics and the war. I felt the pain and suffering and I shed tears. But despite all the turmoil of the war, Anne lived to find justice and redemption and love. This book is enthralling! And I absolutely rate it as excellent!!
Now I have to reserve her next Novel, Blackberry Winter, to be released September 25, 2012.
I am just booking my life away!!!!
And I'm lovin it!