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Author: Gail Sattler 
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Signature: To sum myself up, I am a wife, mother, writer, and musician, and the order of those things will depend on what day it is.
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Hearts in Harmony Hearts in Harmony
by Gail Sattler
Released: May 2005
Genre: Fiction - Romance
256 pages
Love Inspired
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Rating 4.7
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Hearts in Harmony

Lift Up Your Voice!

Playing guitar for his church's worship team was not going as well as Adrian Braithwaite expected. Which was why he was thrilled to find a talented keyboardist in new church member Celeste Hackett.

But there was more to the lovely Celeste than met the eye - the skill that Adrian so valued came from her former career in a rock band. And though the pastor welcomed her, a threat from Celeste's past could destroy what she'd worked so hard to build, unless her musical partner could become her partner for life.

Men of Praise: Faithful and strong, these men lead in worship and love.

Reviews for Hearts in Harmony

I've read at least a hundred Love Inspireds and this is one of the best. It has great character conflict, honesty, deep emotion, great chemistry between characters. It shows how unconditional love can restore trust. It's an all around excellent book and interesting from the first page because the characters feel like real people. The characters do the appropriate thing in seeking council from the pastor when needed. This issue of the past was referred to but not belabored to the point you want to scream, "Enough Already!" It didn't sound hokey and I was glad to read about a character with a less than stellar background. As a new Christian, she is realistically portrayed in regards to internal conflict. I especially liked the fact that she wanted what was best for the hero, even if it wasn't her. I also loved the fact that the hero saw her a truly forgiven, just like his friends had, rather than punishing her for something she had done before she was saved. A truly inspirational message. I sighed at the end because the love was so intense and real. And the kiss...that made the story worth reading. This is truly one of the page-turners that you'll want to backorder since it's a May 2005 date on the cover.

— Michelle Sutton Rating 5.0
C.Jackson

I really enjoyed reading this book and I found the characters to be especially inspiring. Adrian is a handsome single accountant who plays for his church's praise team and Celeste is a new Christian with a dark past. They meet when Celeste's car breaks down and form a friendship that blossoms into something more when Celeste joins the praise team. Her past eventually comes back to harm her, however, and stands in the way of this blossoming relationship. Eventually both of them must come to turns with her past, in order to not miss out on the chance of love.

Other than this romance, the book's spiritual message is really compelling and beautiful. It speaks to the reader about God's forgiveness and His unconditional love - and how our pasts do not determine our future.

I left off a star because at times the book got frustrating with Celeste's doubts and the long-awaited details about her past. I also got the overwhelming feeling as I read that, even for an inspirational romance, it all seemed too perfect - but I did accept that many romances play out that way, so it was worth it in the end.

Rating 4.0

A very touching story. Characters definitely do not have perfect pasts, but I like the way they overcome. I look forward to the next books in this series. Here is the back cover review. I find this helps me to choose a book much better.
Playing guitar for his church's worship team was not going as well as Adrian Braithwaite expected. Which was why he was thrilled to find a talented keyboardist in new church member Celest Hackett. But there was more to the lovely Celeste than met the eye--the skill that Adrian so valued came from her former career in a rock band. And though the pastor welcomed her, a threat from Celeste's past could destroy what she'd worked so hard to build, unless her musical partner could become her partner for life.

— K. Bennefield Rating 5.0

I loved Heart in Harmony. It was an awsome book. I am looking forward to the next one. Have a great day.

— Christine (Lake City, Michigan)
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