★★★★★ A historical novel based around the supposed crash landings of aliens in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, Sagahawk by the Sea: A Love Story Changes History is captivating from the first few pages. Though the setting of the book is in the early 1960s, John F. Bronzo has crafted a unique story around what might have really happened in early July of 1947. Yet, Sagahawk by the Sea goes far beyond just aliens, weather balloons, and secret military experiments. The main character, Joe Carr is a fifteen-year-old boy and is worried about passing his Latin exam, but his nearly missing it sets off a series of events that keep the reader turning page after page. Missing spouses, cemeteries, young teenage love, and teenage sleuthing all meld together to create a one-of-a-kind novel.
Sagahawk by the Sea: A Love Story Changes History is a book that will make readers want to read it in one sitting. John F. Bronzo made it easy to envision Joe and his girlfriend, Mary, investigating the secrets held in the neighbor’s office all while falling head-over-heels in love. There are sub-stories throughout, but they all seem to find a way to fit into the story even if they don’t seem to at first. Readers who enjoy a historical novel will love reading Sagahawk by the Sea. Readers who enjoy a sweet teen romance from decades ago will love reading it. Readers who are intrigued by the mysterious nature of Roswell, New Mexico and bright lights over Germany during World War II will find it to be a thrilling read. It isn’t easy to write a story that will reach so many readers, but John F. Bronzo has done just that in Sagahawk by the Sea.