Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
(St. Martin’s Press, 2013, 368 pages)
Readers of Secrets from the Past get a glimpse of how war can change people, specifically those who are covering the frontlines for the news. Serena Stone is a “retired” and renowned photojournalist who followed in her father’s footsteps by going into war zones. Her decision to leave war behind is because of her father’s death—she missed being there when he passed because she was stuck in Afghanistan. She also ended things with her significant other, another war correspondent, Zachary, because she blames him as one of the reasons they didn’t get out of Afghanistan in time. However, they are reunited as she is informed that he is suffering from PTSD after all of the war coverage and she tries to help.
This book seems to have two different stories happening: 1) Zachary’s recovery and 2) a family secret that Serena stumbles on while going through her father’s belongings. I found this book to be a quick read and would recommend it for anyone who wants a story about family secrets and love loss and gain.