With all the glamour, drama, and passion that have made
Barbara Taylor Bradford an international favorite, Where You Belong is the captivating story of a beautiful young
woman making her way through a world filled with the dangers of war.
A talented young American photographer, Valentine Denning
leaves behind the comforts of her home in Paris to record the war in Kosovo
from the front lines. Drawn together by the perils of war photojournalism, Val
and one of her colleagues, the British Tony Hampton, find themselves in the
throes of a romance that is tragically cut short when Val, Tony, and their
American colleague Jake Newberg are caught in a nightmarish ambush. When Val
wakes up in a Belgrade hospital, she learns that Tony has died.
Later, when she and Jake attend Tony’s memorial service in
London, Val’s memories of Tony are gravely shaken by the realization that
throughout their relationship he had lied, telling her that he was divorced.
Reeling from his death and betrayal, Val and Jake return home to Paris, where
they recover from their wounds and try to make sense of Tony’s lies to both of
them. As they begin to build a relationship and leave the events of the war
behind them, Jake confesses his longtime love for her.
But for Val, peace with herself is elusive, as she tries to
reconcile her love of photography with the perils of her career, not to mention
the claims on her heart. The desire for a fresh new beginning leads her to
trade the grueling world of war photojournalism for a glamorous position as a
photographer of celebrities—which lands her in Mexico, snapping the dashing
Alexander St. Just Stevens (born Bill Smith in Leeds, England), an artist of
international renown whose reputation as a playboy doesn’t steel him against a
powerful attraction to Val. Finding a new mode of photojournalism—and a new
admirer—still can’t ease her sense of searching for something, a sense that
will lead her to retrace paths she thought were left behind.
Where You Belong
is a moving story about a young woman’s realization of her own inner strength
and her ability to find her way to where she belongs in life, in love, and
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