Through Windows


Reprinted 2021


Nineteen-year-old Maida doesn’t want to be a chef. Daydreaming in her cooking class, she knows she will fail her upcoming exams. With an uncaring boyfriend and still hurting from her parents’ separation, something has to change.

When she moves out of Sydney to the Southern Highlands to care for her grandmother, she learns of an ancient stained-glass window which has journeyed from France and across the centuries to arrive in Australia. Who is now its rightful owner? Could it be Maida herself?

At first she is wary of Ben the young man who has been hired by her grandmother. From a long-established family repairing stained glass, he has his own family conflicts to deal with.

Together, can Maida and Ben solve the mystery of the beautiful window?

Over centuries it has witnessed great drama and conflict.

Can Maida bring its dramatic journey to a peaceful conclusion, along the way discovering love and becoming an artist?

Then there’s Nathanael who feels responsibility for the window. Will he give it up? This story explores love, art, family and the bonds between generations – and a little bit of magic.

Comments about Through Windows:

What a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day, reading such a beautifully, intricately woven tale by Christine. I look forward to perhaps reading the sequel.” A B

“Loved your book. I didn’t want it to end. I’m going to re-read it. I’m not ever going to lend it. They can sit in my home and read it. Can’t wait for the next one.” E K


ISBN: 978-0-9944667-0-9 (paperback)

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  • The Book Cow Book Shop, Kingston
  • POP Canberra, Braddon
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