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.