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Sweet Accord (Heartsong Presents)
A heartwarming story in which a conservative youth director and a liberal choir director must overcome their differing faiths -- and their pasts -- to find true love with one another.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Steeple Hill
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"Close-minded, bigoted, and overweight" youth camp director and choir director Haley Cartwright describes herself to her cousin, Amber, in this lightweight novel about understanding those whose opinions differ from yours. Haley's unchristian behavior towards new minister/music director Matt Brandon (nee Dumaine), a more contemporary Christian than Haley with an earring and a motorcycle, makes her one of the most unlikable characters in the Steeple Hill Love Inspired line. At several points in th ...more
I really loved this book. It was a GREAT love story. It was Christian based so it wasn't obscene/inappropriate. I plan to read more of these LoveInspired books (this is the 1st one I've ever read); my cousin likes them and some members (at least one) of my church like them.
So far in this book, a church has hired a new music director named Matt Brandon. The thing is, he is more contemporary than old time gospel. Most of the church members are ok with that because they think that they need something new. One young lady isn't ok with it. Haley Cartwright is willing to do almost anything to prevent Matt from changing things. They are put on a committee of two,so that they can come to an agreement or compromise. That is the last thing that Matt and Haley wanted. Well M ...more
Meh. This book was a slow read. What I did like about it was that the huge debate over contemporary versus traditional music can be a major issue for churches and therefore its congregants. Although a seemingly petty argument to many it is close to some individuals' hearts and I appreciate that the author made this the main conflict.