The Bungalow

The Bungalow - Sarah Jio When Anne Calloway’s grand-daughter brings her a letter enquiring about events almost 70 years ago it finally opens the door for Anne to tell her story. During WW2 Anne left her fiancée all but literally at the altar and left to travel to Bora Bora as a nurse. Of course love and heartache are both found in this tropical paradise and that is Anne’s story.

I enjoyed Ms. Jio’s Violets of March so much I was looking forward to reading this book. It did not disappoint but did follow the same trajectory as the first. An elderly woman, a secret past, a mysterious object arrives and then, finally, the unfolding of the story. The location and characters are different but the pattern is the same. Ms. Jio is a wonderful story teller so I did enjoy the book, but if there is a third book on the horizon I hope she expands her horizons a little bit.