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"Kelly Romo’s When Sorrow Takes Wing takes the reader on a riveting journey through one woman’s experiences during the Cristero War in mid-1920s Mexico. Romo brings this tragic episode into sharp relief and gives us an unforgettable portrait of ordinary people struggling to survive, to practice their faith, to keep family at the center of their lives. The story is by turns tender, honest, shocking, and empowering, and the characters seem as vivid as if they were alive today. I can’t stop thinking about this book. I can’t recommend it enough."

---Mike Magnuson, author of THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB

"Kelly Romo has crafted an excellent novel. The book chronicles a working class family, the Castillos, who are deported on false charges. Back in Mexico, the federal government has closed the churches and priests are shot or hanged. Mariana, the vivid heroine, joins other women aiding the revolutionaries at great peril. I marveled at the womens' bold actions despite the dangers. These strong, brave women are unforgettable---as real as your fist. And this marvelous book is too. I'm recommending this splendid work to everyone I know."

--Craig Lesley, author of THE SKY FISHERMAN and BURNING FENCE