No matter how hard she tries, Cameron Hayes will never be the son her father wanted, in Judith Pella's WRITTEN ON THE WIND (3). A reporter for his newspaper, she realizes she'll never obtain his approval and quits. Taking a job with a competitor she finds herself in Rome and later Russia, at the start of Hitler's campaign. During an air raid Cameron is rescued by Dr. Alex Rostov; together, they face intrigue and danger in their efforts to win the war. An emergency with her father draws Cameron home. Will she be able to reconcile with him or will she return to Russia? The slow pace weakens the drama of this well-written, historically accurate novel. Characters are also skillfully defined, but this is a series, not a "stand-alone," so it appears to end without resolution. (Jan., 384 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston