Boutique owner Morgana Johnson-Wells believes she has the perfect life. She's married to a successful attorney and has two children. Yet in a few brief moments her world crumbles. After learning that her mother has passed away, she discovers her "devoted" husband is having an affair.

Morgana journeys to her girlhood home to escape her life and finds her mother's secret diaries. In them, she discovers a mind-blowing truth that might also point her life in a new direction.

SECRETS NEVER TOLD is just one more masterpiece that exemplifies how multitalented Alers is. This story breaks down genre lines and will no doubt enchant even the strongest of romance cynics. With a hint of mystery, a splash of romance and a bit of humor, Alers' latest is one summer read not to be missed. (Jul., 291 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton