Thursday, April 26, 2012

Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock

Book Description:  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.
My Review:  Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock is a mystery that involves windows.  But not just any old windows...but beautiful, stained glass windows that each have a biblical story.
Of course, there is "history" with Brooke.  She has come back to community she thought was left in her past but God has a way of bringing us back to set things right. And now she is working with Nick who was part of her "history." 
When things start begin to unravel and people in the community think  that Brooke may have come back to town to create more problems, Brooke is determined not of back down this time.  She is  a changed person and is determined to solve the mystery!
Nick, also, has had a change of heart and after working with Brooke on this project he begins to see that her life and heart have had a life change  from the Lord.  Nick is determined to help Brooke solve the mystery and not let anything get in the way of completing the beautiful stained glass window project.
I light read.  Fun to read and yet with a message.  A great read for that summer day at the beach!
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan Publishing*
  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310228077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310228073

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