Jennifer L. Wright’s sophomore album is emotional and engaging. You don’t want to miss Come Down Somewhere.
About the Book
For fans of WWII fiction comes a powerful novel by Jennifer L. Wright about two young women coming of age during the Trinity nuclear bomb test in 1945.
Sixteen-year-old Olive Alexander has lived on a ranch in the Jornada del Muerto region of southern New Mexico her entire life. But when World War II begins, the government seizes her family’s land for the construction of a new, top secret Army post.
While her mother remains behind, Olive is forced to live in nearby Alamogordo with her grandmother and find a place in a new school. When Jo Hawthorne crosses her path, Olive sees a chance for friendship—until she learns that Jo’s father is the Army sergeant who now occupies her beloved ranch. Already angry about her new reality, Olive pushes Jo away. But as she struggles to make sense of her grandmother’s lapses into the past and increasingly unsettling hints about what’s happening at the ranch, she slowly warms to Jo’s winsome faith and steady attempts at friendship . . . until one devastating day when the sky explodes around them and their lives are torn apart.
Seven years later, Jo returns to Alamogordo, still angry and wounded by the betrayals of that fateful day. Determined to put the past behind her once and for all, Jo hunts for answers and begins to realize the truth may be far more complicated than she believed, leading her on a desperate search to find her friend before it’s too late.
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Cindy Davis says
I liked her first book. I am taking a break from WWII right now so not sure if I will read this one or not. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!
Nicole Santana says
I’m finishing up In the Shadow of a Queen by Heather B. Moore. It’s a really good book!
“The day had begun early with masses of people arriving at the Windsor Castle grounds. From [Louise’s] window’s viewpoint, the crowds extended as far as she could see.”
I hope you have a great weekend!
Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh says
My first line is coming from Where Grace Appears by Heidi Chiavaroli.
“The nature of secrets is that they long to be kept and long to be told all at the same time.”https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2022/09/first-line-friday-where-grace-appears.html
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line comes from As Secret as the Night by Danielle Grandinetti:
December 6, 1933. Chicago
Lucia Critelli lowered her head against the bitter wind that raced the cars down the city street.
Danielle Grandinetti says
I’m currently reading An Abduction Cold Case by Connie Queen and the first line is: “Kennedy Wells slammed on the brakes of her Mini Cooper as she looked out the driver’s-side window and squinted toward the dense woods.” Happy Weekend!