About When Sorrow Takes Wing
A YOUNG WOMAN GETS CAUGHT UP IN A REBELLION AGAINST THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT
After her brother is murdered on a citrus ranch in Southern California, a powerful man repatriates Mariana’s family back to Mexico at gunpoint. Her family struggles to make a living in Tijuana, a rowdy border town filled with tourists escaping Prohibition in the United States. Trying to better her life, Mariana ends up disgracing herself and being shipped off to her cousins in Guadalajara. There, she finds herself in a household of women involved in the rebellion.
It is the mid-1920s and the Mexican government is enacting laws to restrict and outlaw the Catholic religion. Federal soldiers are murdering Catholic priests and massacring whole villages of men, women, and children who do not comply. They are hanging men in trees and from the telegraph poles along the railroad as a warning—yet the people, who call themselves Cristeros, continue to fight.
As Mariana witnesses the sheer determination of people sacrificing everything for what they believe in, she must discover her own strength in order to survive and reunite what is left of her own family—or become one of the thousands of martyrs willing to die.
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Kelly Romo grew up in Southern California and currently lives in Oregon, where she teaches language arts and social studies. She is the mother of three children: Brittany, Brennan, and Ryan. She is an avid outdoorswoman and is always up for a new adventure. When Sorrow Takes Wing is her second novel. Her debut novel, Whistling Women, was published in November 2015.