About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, April 17, 2023

Window of Peace (The Stained-glass Legacy, Book 2) by Regina Rudd Merrick

Window of Peace (The Stained-glass Legacy Book 2)

Michael Connor “MC” Dunne led charmed life. He had a plan—finish veterinary school, get married, and take over the local animal clinic. Enter the Vietnam War. MC returns home, injured, to Park Haven, Tennessee, and soon learns there’s a new vet in town, hired when the local veterinarian suffered a heart attack. So much for his plan. Violent flashbacks and nightmares pull MC away from his faith and turn him into a hermit. His safe place is the family farm, working on the old cabin and restoring the chapel his great-uncle built in the early 1900s, with the family’s heirloom stained-glass window. Nancy Jean Baker struggles to prove herself as a competent veterinarian to the small-town skeptics of Park Haven. Fighting her own demons from a traumatic past, she’s driven to succeed. But when war veteran MC Dunne returns home, wounded and wary, Nancy discovers she’s standing between him and his dream. Can they help each other overcome their hurts and horrors? Or is their hope of happiness doomed when the past threatens to ruin their future?



This book is set in 1970, during the Vietnam War, and it vividly reflects the traumas that many of these veterans endured, both physically and emotionally. The nightmares that MC Dunne experiences are obviously due to PTSD but this dreadful disorder wasn't even recognized at this time. Author Regina Rudd Merrick paints a poignant picture of his struggles in returning to civilian life and his efforts to trust and believe in God once again.

This is a touching story of hurt, pain, and loss that is laced with a healing message of hope and faith. A friendship that promises something more and an unexpected discovery add to its appeal, and I loved that a stained-glass window has such an important role in the plot! I recommend Window of Peace to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction and I look forward to reading the other books in the Stained-glass Legacy series.

I received a copy of this book but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Regina Rudd Merrick is a writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Having lived most of her life in Western Kentucky, she dreams of the sound of crashing waves and sandy beaches. Married to her husband of 35+ years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. She is the author of three books: Carolina Dream (Apr. 2017), Carolina Mercy (July 2018), and Carolina Grace (February 2019) in the Southern Breeze Series. She has contributed to the following anthologies: Coastal Promises (Mantle Rock Publishing, 2019), and Hope is Born (Mosaic, 2019).

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