Eighteen-year-old Alice has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful, bossy cousin Betty. So when she is forced to move with her family out west to work for the war effort, Alice wants to prove her worth almost as much as she wants to make enough money to move back home to Wisconsin. As a typist at the mysterious Hanford Engineer Works, she finds her chance. Alice vows to keep the government’s secrets, especially when she is thrust into a top-secret secretarial position at the heart of the operation. But when Pauly, the love of her life and an inquisitive reporter for the local newspaper, begins to ask questions, Alice is forced into a desperate decision. Atomic Secrets is an historical novel of family, love, intrigue, and second chances all underlined by the mysterious presence of God. It is set at Hanford in 1944-45, a place of government secrets, stolen towns, blinding dust storms, and barbed wire fences built to protect women from the wild men far from home.