Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wendy Campbell, Through The Window

Title:  Through The Window
Author:  Wendy Campbell 
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Champagne Rose, Spicy
Page Count:  360       
ISBN E-Book:   161-2170293
Price:  $5.99
ISBN for Print:  978-1-61217-029-9
Price:  $14.99
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Reviewer:  Nikki


Getting caught burglarizing Jordan Stone's home wasn't the worst thing that happened to twelve-year-old Melanie Quinn. Realizing she'd been conned by her father was.

Sixteen years later, Melanie's ready to face her cat-burglar past and deal with a town that doesn't want her back. But can she handle the return of her father, and his attempts to pull her back into a life of crime? 

Jordan Stone, the town's sexiest firefighter, came home to heal his heart. When he pulls Melanie Quinn from a burning car, his past takes a backseat to lust. He refuses to be swayed by old rumors and an overprotective brother, but all too soon, he realizes the old rumors were true.

While the sparks fly, an arsonist targets Melanie. Jordan needs Melanie's help to stop him but she can't tell him what she knows without exposing her past. Will they learn to trust each other before it costs them their lives?


Coming back to face your past after years of running isn't the easiest thing to do.  Once you've been branded as something, no matter how much has changed, it's hard to have others see you that way.

Melanie has had her share of regrets.  Think back.  Haven't you ever done things for someone you loved, even if you knew they were wrong?  It's like you want to gain their approval, even if it will cost you so much.  That's the situation Melanie faces as a young impressionable girl.  She needs to come back, make amends with her past, and try to live in the now.  There are a few things that stand to get in her way...

Jordan has seen Melanie at her worst.  What she doesn't know is his feelings for her.  Now they are face to face in the present, and if fate allows, they could begin something. 

Through The Window is a book about second chances and redemption.  The characters are so well crafted that I could just see myself there with them.  I felt some of the humiliation and regret Melanie lives with, making her easy to relate to.

This is a very well done contemporary romance, sprinkled with a bit of suspense.  I couldn't put it down.  I enjoyed Wendy Campbell's Through The Window

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