“WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE HISTORY?”
In this novel, a teenage boy searches through time for just such a chance with the help of the one and only girl he ever loved.
In the early 1960s, Sagahawk—a small village of farms and summer homes by the sea on the east end of Long Island—is a quiet and safe place, where neighbors know and help each other and leave their doors unlocked. Fifteen-year-old Joe Carr lives there on the family farm, while his girlfriend, Mary Hurd, and her family have a vacation home nearby.
Over the summer, Joe must write about three headstones in the cemetery. He learns that August Pierce died of pneumonia after saving his great-grandfather from drowning. He also discovers he had a pair of older twin brothers, who died shortly before he was born. As he searches for the reason he’s healthy and alive, he soon finds his destiny. Meanwhile, because of the third headstone Joe examines, he and Mary get to know Mary’s widowed neighbor, Mrs. Harding. Captain Harding was working in his study on Saturday, July 7, 1951, when he went for a swim in the ocean and never returned. Unlocking the study a decade later, Joe and Mary find themselves engaged in a mysterious quest to discover the truth, as they struggle to have their warning be believed in the face of impending doom.
“A book that will make readers want to read it in one sitting … 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.”
—Red City Review
“Riveting, tender love story, packed with adventure that keeps the reader wanting more. Set in an idyllic town where seaside landscapes converge with green spaces, Sagahawk by the Sea is a great read for book clubs and fiction lovers.”
—Laura’s List: Books for Women
“A well deserved five star award winning novel. Great representation of rural America with tantalizing twists and turns. A must read for all!”
—Major General (Ret.) Anthony R. Kropp, Untied States Army