Brooke Martin is a stained-glass artist who fled her hometown of Hayden, Missouri, after she was wrongly accused of having an affair with her high school art teacher, Nick Marcello. Now, ten years later, she accepts a commission to return to Hayden to redesign the stained-glass windows in the city's historic church - only to find that the person who hired her was Nick. He is now a Christian, but that doesn't stop the gossip from starting all over again. The gossip greatly bothers Brooke's family, especially her younger sister who is on the brink of her own scandal. Despite the hypocrisy of many of the church members, as she designs the window panels Brooke begins to see the wonder of God's relationship with mankind. When she comes to the point of surrender to God, she and Nick confess to each other that, although they didn't act on them years ago, they had strong feelings for one another, contributing to the sense of guilt they've suffered all these years. The story unfolds through a marvelous irony of self-sacrifice and love in this wonderful novel adapted from a book of the same name previously published by Harlequin.
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Ten years ago, devastated by an ugly scandal, Brooke Martin fled the small town of Hayden to pursue a career as a stained glass artist. Now Brooke has returned on business to discover that some things never change. Her spotted reputation remains. Tongues still wag. And that makes what should be her dream assignment tough. Brooke has been hired to design new stained glass windows at Hayden Bible Church. The job is a career windfall. But Nick Marcello is overseeing the project, and some in the church think Nick and Brooke's relationship is not entirely professional--and as before, there is no convincing those people otherwise. In the face of mounting rumors, the two set out to produce the masterpiece Nick has conceived: a brilliant set of windows displaying God's covenants in the Bible. For Brooke, it is more than a project--it is a journey toward faith. But opposition is heating up. A vicious battle of words and will is about to tax Brooke's commitment to the limit. Only this time, she is determined not to run.
Terri Blackstock (www.terriblackstock.com) has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.