Secrets from the Past

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Macmillan, Apr 9, 2013 - Fiction - 358 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful and emotional novel about one womanís quest to uncover long-buried secrets about her family--secrets she will stop at nothing to uncover, no matter the consequences. At thirty, American photojournalist Serena†Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous fatherís footsteps.† But after his unexpected death†in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency, weary of years of†danger. †Leaving the front lines behind, Serena returns to New York where she starts work on a biography of her celebrated father.† When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North†is in trouble overseas, she's forced to†leave the safety of her new life,†and head back†to a place†she was trying to escape...and her life will never be the same again.†As she brings Zac back to health in Venice, she discovers a shocking secret in the archives of her late fatherís work.† It is a secret that will propel her back†to war-torn Libya, risking her life looking for clues that she hopes will piece together the mystery surrounding her parentsí marriage and the part of their life together that she never knew.

Well-kept secrets, passionate love, obsession, betrayal, redemption, and the power of the past to control the future propel†Secrets from the Past, the†explosive new novel from The New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford


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BTB used to be brilliant story teller but in recent years her books have been predictable, appallingly written and padded out by repetitive description. This one is no different. The basic storyline ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denise Gianelli - Goodreads

The cover was the reason that I wanted to read and like this book. Unfortunately for me, the cover was the best part of this book. Many exotic wonderful places were mentioned but for me no real reason for recommending this book. Read full review

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BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England, where she started her writing career as a journalist. She has written twenty-seven international bestsellers.  Secrets from the Past  is her twenty-eighth novel. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE for her literary achievements. She lives in New York with her husband, TV and film producer Robert Bradford.

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