Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.  Here we gather to share about upcoming books we’re anticipating.

I’m really excited about a book that’s coming out on 12/27/11:  The Bungalow, by Sarah Jio—the author who brought us The Violets of March.

A sweeping saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting… 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 fiance, 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, and of love–that have haunted her for seventy years.

I don’t know about you, but I loved this author’s first book…so I’m very excited and eager to read this newest one.

What did you discover this week?  Please stop by and share.


  1. I’ve never heard of this author, but I like historical books like this. The title caught my attention. It sounds so intimate and evokes an exotic setting–like Bora-Bora—lol…Nice choice.


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