Gossip. The one thing Brooke Martin doesnt need. It nearly destroyed her 10 years ago, and it may succeed this time. Sadly, in neither incidence is there any truth to the rumor, but that doesnt seem to matter to anyone. Once, heartbroken by accusations, Brooke left her hometown never to return. But an invitation she cant refuse brings her back. Back to her estranged family, including her hurting sister, and to the man whose career she ruinedNick Marcello. When the gossip spins out of control, Brooke wants to flee, but this time something holds her back. Is it because she loves Nick or because something is drawing her towards God, or both? Emerald Windows (4) is more than just a tender romance. Its a gentle lesson in commitment and bridling the tongue. As always, Terri Blackstock creates some unforgettable characters, including a to-die-for-hero and a protagonist you love to see get her just desserts. (Oct., 256 pp., $10.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston