This book was awesome! Also a super quick read, I was able to read the majority of it to and from NC this past weekend (and that's only during the time when I wasn't driving). It's definitely different than books I've read before. I mean nothing completely shocking, just a different story line that I felt was refreshing and enjoyable, and very hard to put down. This is a great read for the beach or just summer in general (for those of you looking for a summer book, tis the season!). Here's the description on Goodreads.com:
In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.
A timeless story of enduring passion, 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.