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The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
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Mar 07, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction, women-s-fiction
Read from March 05 to 07, 2012

This book was funny. The opening lines stole my breath away with their beauty. Then, somewhere in the middle, my interest started to wane a bit. There was something about the author's style that I just wasn't sure I liked. Some lines were beautiful, but some were...I don't know how to explain it.

Yet the beauty of the romance, the heart of a woman in love with a man...her story compelled me to keep reading. And it wasn't just a love story. It was a story about the power of friendship as well. Friendship that can weather a war and decades of silence.

It was also about the bond of family - in particular between a grandmother and her granddaughter.

And at the heart of it all was a mystery, enshrouded with scandal and love and the beauty and secrets.

If you love a good romance but not too much romantic-sappiness...and a good mystery...and a good story written beautifully...read this book. I'm so glad I kept with it because the ending brought tears of joy, love, and beauty to my eyes.
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