The Duet by Robert Elmer

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Four Hands. Two Hearts. One Song.

When widower Gerrit Appeldoorn takes his granddaughter to piano lessons one day, he finds himself drawn to her music teacher: a woman unlike any he has known. It’s an unlikely attraction. He’s a retired dairyman with mud on his boots; Joan Horton is a world traveler and former piano instructor at New York’s most prestigious academy of music. Not quite “beauty and the beast,” but close.

Even so, Gerrit slowly begins to open his heart: to Joan, to music, to the possibilities that may be found in both. Yet as their relationship deepens, Gerrit faces crises concerning his family and farm, while Joan confronts a dark secret that threatens her future. While coping with these challenges, neither can predict how their duet will sound as they practice the music of renewed hope and second chances.

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About Robert Elmer

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Robert Elmer is the author of more than fifty novels, most of which are for young readers. He and his wife Ronda live in the Pacific Northwest. Visit Robert's website at SPANISH BIO: Es autor de mas de cuarenta novelas para los jovenes lectores, incluyendo series tales como Adventures Down Under, The Young Underground, y The Promise of Zion. el es un escritor a tiempo completo que vive en Idaho con su esposa Ronda y es padre de tres adultos jovenes.
Published January 5, 2011 by WaterBrook Press. 306 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There's a nice underpinning of spiritual angst: Appeldoom, a stubborn Calvinist, begins to realize that his ideas about "God's will" may be the manifestation of his own fears and desires, while Joan "has no idea how to refloat the shipwrecks of her guilt-ridden life."

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