Fb2 The Duet ePub

by Robert Elmer

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: Robert Elmer
ISBN: 1585476501
ISBN13: 978-1585476503
Language: English
Publisher: Center Point Pub; Large Print Edition edition (October 30, 2005)
Pages: 352
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Robert Elmer is the author of several other series for young adult readers, including Adventures Down Under and The Young Underground. He got his writing start as a newspaper reporter but has written everything from magazine columns to radio and TV commercials.

Robert Elmer is the author of several other series for young adult readers, including Adventures Down Under and The Young Underground. Now he writes full-time from his home in rural northwest Washington state, where he lives with his wife, Ronda, and their three busy teenagers. Библиографические данные. Издание: перепечатанное, крупный шрифт.

Robert Elmer Kleasen (September 20, 1934 – April 21, 2003) was an American who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1975 for the murder of two Mormon missionaries near Austin, Texas. The murders have popularly, albeit inaccurately, been cited as an inspiration for the horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Kleasen's conviction was later overturned and Kleasen immigrated to the United Kingdom, where he remarried and was eventually imprisoned on gun violations.

Robert Elmer’s The Duet is a charming love story in which backgrounds and traditions clash.

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Robert Elmer is a former reporter and ad copywriter who writes part-time from his . Elmer’s (The Duet) newest subject focuses on th.

Robert Elmer is a former reporter and ad copywriter who writes part-time from his home in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of over fifty books, including nine contemporary novels for the adult Christian audience, two nonfiction titles, and seven series for younger readers " books co-authored with Lee Strobel. Among kids, he is best known for his "Young Underground" and "Adventures Down Under" books.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. The Duet was a fun book to read. It included the kind of writing I enjoy; real and coversational. All through the book, I felt like I had known these people for years and were talking to them in my own living room. It was great reading and I would recommend it to anyone needing a light novel. Kudos for Robert Elmer's first "grown-up" novel!

Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He is the author of over fifty books, most of them for younger readers (but some for grown-ups, as well).

Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and spending time with their three kids – along with a growing number of little grandkids.

Since Robert's first historical fiction adventure came out in 1992 .

Since Robert's first historical fiction adventure came out in 1992, thousands of kids and their parents have enjoyed the adventures. Today, a new generation of readers is re-discovering the stories.

ISBN: 978-1578567409 Publisher: WaterBrook Press. Book Release Date: February 17, 2004. He's written more than fifty books, including eight contemporary novels for the adult and several series for younger readers. Combined, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Robert often travels the country speaking to school and writers groups. Books by Robert Elmer. Wildflowers of Terezin. ISBN: 9781426701924 Publisher: Abingdon Press.

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.
Comments to eBook The Duet
Jairani
Think it was good. Know delivery was good. I gave it as a gift so didn't see it.
snowball
Widow Joan Marie Horton takes a leave of absence from teaching at New York's Gaylord School of Music to spend time with her pregnant daughter Alison and son-in-law Jim in Van Dalen, Washington. To earn money, Joan Marie fills in for piano teacher Linda Klopstra, who is in Romania for a year, teaching students.
Elderly Gerrit Appeldoom still mourns the loss of his beloved long time spouse Miriam and almost as much the loss of his family's dairy farm. His beliefs shattered and with nothing to occupy him, he feels empty.
Gerrit accompanies his granddaughter Mallory for her piano lessons. When he hears Joan Marie playing, Gerrit finds his old appreciation for music beyond Johnny Cash has resurfaced. He is even ready to dance to the music and decides he wants lessons from Joan Marie. Through Joan Marie, Gerrit also rediscovers the Lord. Though concerned how their loved ones will react, they fall in love; now both know that Jesus will guide them and their families into doing the right thing.
This is an engaging inspirational character study focusing on the relationships between two older individuals to one another, their children and grandchildren, and the Lord. The story avoids being to maudlin because Joan Marie and Gerrit are real people wanting to do the best for others, but now have a second chance to do something for themselves. Although there is little action, readers who appreciate a powerful insightful look into the souls of protagonists will want to accompany the DUET as they play a beautiful melody.
Harriet Klausner
Frosha
A retired dairy farmer and a college professor ... the most unlikely couple you could find.

But not in THE DUET. Here you will find not only Gerrit Appledoorn and Joan Horton, but also a charmingly written novel that will have you smiling from cover to cover.

Gerrit Appledoorn is the retired dairy farmer, struggling with too much time on his hands, a computer that won't co-operate, and a family crisis.

Joan Horton is the college professor on a year's sabbatical. She arrives in rural Van Dalen to be closer to her pregnant daughter and immediately takes up as the new piano teacher.

Gerrit's granddaughter, Mallory, is a student of Joan's, but as time goes by, Gerrit is also drawn to the music, leaving room for a sweet story of romance in the senior years. But Joan has a secret from the past, one that is about to catch up with her and possibly destroy any happiness on the horizon.

Weave into this the subplot of different denomination acceptance and you have a beautifully layered story that will keep you enthralled.

THE DUET is a wonderful witty novel full of lovable and memorable characters. At first I was a little dubious. Robert Elmer wasn't an author I associated with adult romantic fiction. After all, my six-year-old daughter loves his AstroKid's series. How does a children's writer cross over to adult fiction? Remarkably well, if Mr Elmer is anything to go by. He now has two fans in our house.

What's a Dubbel Zout, you ask? Hey, go read the book! You'll find out.
Golden freddi
The Duet is a charming novel set in the fictitious town of Van Dalen, Washington. With a thinly disguised Lynden as the background, author Robert Elmer shares the story of two very different families as they struggle through painful, life altering events.

Elmer deftly offers Joan Horton as one of the novel's main characters. Joan, a music professor from New York, moves to Van Dalen for a one-year sabbatical. As she battles between her prim and proper façade and steadfast belief in her own inadequacy, Joan is determined to accept her husband's death and her son's downward spiral into depression. While Joan's son and daughter are secondary characters, they serve the novel well in capturing Joan's emotions and presenting a well-rounded picture of this self-doubting matriarch.

Gerrit Appeldoorn, a retired dairy farmer and staunch Calvinist, becomes Joan's reluctant piano student. Rooted deeply in his faith, Gerrit is quite set in his ways and does not flinch at the prospect of telling others how they should live their lives. Despite his sometimes curmudgeonly attitude, Gerrit is a likeable, old school gentleman.

Gerrit and Joan, both suffering from the loss of a beloved spouse, come together as friends, learning about each other's different backgrounds and beliefs. Predictably, they lean on each other for companionship and support, barely aware of the emerging relationship between them.

Elmer, who has primarily been a children's author, successfully provides the adult reader with an interesting, relatable romance. His characters are well defined and likeable, creating a genuine fondness for the families who are lovingly depicted. While the plot is somewhat predictable, Elmer skillfully draws the reader in through the use of articulate language, realistic dialogue and appealing descriptions. In addition to an already well written novel, Elmer sprinkles in famous quotes that bring added charm and breadth to the story.
Qane
My kids have enjoyed Robert Elmer's children's fiction for years, so I was delighted to hear about The Duet! It is a heart warming story, set in a quirky Dutch farm town in Washington state, with characters that are easy to relate with and love, and has an unforgetable ending. I could barely put it down once I started it - I stayed up way too late last night and couldn't finish it so I made my husband drive the kids to school this morning so I could finish the last chapter! I look forward to more books from Mr. Elmer in the future and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Mitford series, Angela Hunt, Francine Rivers, or just a good old fashioned story! Wonderful!
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