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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 the Author

Robert is the author of two updated spiritual classics, Practicing God's Presence and Rediscovering Daily Graces (NavPress) and co-author of Off My Case for Kids (Zondervan/HarperCollins) with Christian apologist Lee Strobel. He is a graduate of Simpson College and St. Mary's College in California, with a B.A. degree in communications and Bible, as well as an elementary teaching credential. He has also written fiction for adults--Like Always, The Duet, The Recital, and The Celebrity, as well as seven popular youth fiction series, including The Wall, with combined sales of over a half million.

Reviews

" As sweet and flavorful as Dutch apple pie, Robert Elmer's "The Duet" is a welcome treat. I am so thrilled that Robert is now writing for adults as well as children- and I appreciate this loving look into a music teacher's life and heart." - Angela Hunt, author of "The Debt"" Robert Elmer's "The Duet" is a charming love story in which backgrounds and traditions clash. If you love music, nostalgia, or a rural setting, then this heartwarming novel is for you." - Randy Alcorn, author of "Safely Home" and "Deadline""" The Duet" is an absolute delight! How quickly the characters of Van Dalen became like my old and dearest friends. I can still hear the melody of their story playing in my heart." - Robin Lee Hatcher, best-selling author of "Legacy Lane" and "Beyond the Shadows"" It's never too late for love and Robert Elmer's first delve into adult fiction conveys that comforting truth with a homespun wit and a unique voice. "The Duet" is peopled with characters of many stripes, many dimensions, yet they all intersect in the place where grace abounds. Wonderful." - Lisa Samson, best-selling author of "The Church Ladies" and "The Living End." "" The Duet" is a delightfully romantic story with real meat on its bones. If I wasn't laughing out loud, I was smiling, and if I wasn't smiling, I was crying. Robert Elmer writes with a charming voice. Truly one of the best novels I've read in years." - Deborah Raney, author of "A Nest of Sparrows" and "Beneath a Southern Sky "" "The Duet" is a charming, witty example of masterful storytelling. Chuckles andhankies--you'll need them both in this ' very goot book' !" - Lori Copeland, author of the Morning Shade series, "A Case of Bad Taste" and "A Case of Crooked Letters" As sweet and flavorful as Dutch apple pie, Robert Elmer s "The Duet" is a welcome treat. I am so thrilled that Robert is now writing for adults as well as children and I appreciate this loving look into a music teacher s life and heart. Angela Hunt, author of "The Debt" Robert Elmer s "The Duet" is a charming love story in which backgrounds and traditions clash. If you love music, nostalgia, or a rural setting, then this heartwarming novel is for you. Randy Alcorn, author of "Safely Home" and "Deadline"" The Duet" is an absolute delight! How quickly the characters of Van Dalen became like my old and dearest friends. I can still hear the melody of their story playing in my heart. Robin Lee Hatcher, best-selling author of "Legacy Lane" and "Beyond the Shadows " It s never too late for love and Robert Elmer s first delve into adult fiction conveys that comforting truth with a homespun wit and a unique voice. "The Duet" is peopled with characters of many stripes, many dimensions, yet they all intersect in the place where grace abounds. Wonderful. Lisa Samson, best-selling author of "The Church Ladies" and "The Living End." " The Duet" is a delightfully romantic story with real meat on its bones. If I wasn t laughing out loud, I was smiling, and if I wasn t smiling, I was crying. Robert Elmer writes with a charming voice. Truly one of the best novels I ve read in years. Deborah Raney, author of "A Nest of Sparrows" and "Beneath a Southern Sky " "The Duet" is a charming, witty example of masterful storytelling. Chuckles and hankies--you ll need them both in this very goot book ! Lori Copeland, author of the Morning Shade series, "A Case of Bad Taste" and "A Case of Crooked Letters"" "As sweet and flavorful as Dutch apple pie, Robert Elmer's "The Duet" is a welcome treat. I am so thrilled that Robert is now writing for adults as well as children-and I appreciate this loving look into a music teacher's life and heart." -Angela Hunt, author of "The Debt" "Robert Elmer's "The Duet" is a charming love story in which backgrounds and traditions clash. If you love music, nostalgia, or a rural setting, then this heartwarming novel is for you."-Randy Alcorn, author of "Safely Home" and "Deadline"""The Duet" is an absolute delight! How quickly the characters of Van Dalen became like my old and dearest friends. I can still hear the melody of their story playing in my heart." -Robin Lee Hatcher, best-selling author of "Legacy Lane" and "Beyond the Shadows ""It's never too late for love and Robert Elmer's first delve into adult fiction conveys that comforting truth with a homespun wit and a unique voice. "The Duet" is peopled with characters of many stripes, many dimensions, yet they all intersect in the place where grace abounds. Wonderful." -Lisa Samson, best-selling author of "The Church Ladies" and "The Living End." ""The Duet" is a delightfully romantic story with real meat on its bones. If I wasn't laughing out loud, I was smiling, and if I wasn't smiling, I was crying. Robert Elmer writes with a charming voice. Truly one of the best novels I've read in years."-Deborah Raney, author of "A Nest of Sparrows" and "Beneath a Southern Sky """The Duet" is a charming, witty example of masterful storytelling. Chuckles and hankies--you'll need them both in this ' very goot book'!"-Lori Copeland, author of the Morning Shade series, "A Case of Bad Taste" and "A Case of Crooked Letters"

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