THE RECITAL

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Gerrit Appeldoorn, a Dutch farmer, has fallen hard for city girl Joan Horton. Shortly after proposing, he discovers she may have a better offer. Joan's in demand as a piano teacher -- in Chicago. But leaving Gerrit and the small community she has come to love is not what she wants.

Readers expecting a happily-ever-after in this unsatisfying sequel to The Duet will be disappointed. A hero who seems more like a curmudgeon and doctrinal arguments hinder the story. (Jun., 304 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston