Duet for Three Hands
April 10, 2017
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
Set against the backdrop of the American South between 1928 and 1934, four vibrant voices blend to tell a tale of prejudice, fear, and ultimately…love. The Bellmonts are the epitome of Atlanta society’s rich and elite. Yet, behind their picture perfect façade are hidden secrets of violence and betrayal. After marrying into the Bellmont family, Nathaniel Fye, a world-renowned concert pianist, is nearly ruined by his wife’s unrelenting ambition and unstable mind. When Lydia Tyler, a gifted protégé enters his life, he finds solace in their deepening friendship and musical collaboration, but at what cost?
Secrets also plague Nathaniel’s brother-in-law, the artistic Whitmore Bellmont. For most of his life, he’s loved the brilliant Jeselle Thorton, despite their drastic differences in both class and color of their skin. In a world that doesn’t share their color-blindness, the forbidden love between them may cost them their lives.
These four lives intertwine on a collision course that may liberate them, that is, if circumstance doesn’t first destroy them.
A searing family saga combined with an epic love story, “Duet for Three Hands” is the first book in a new historical series from bestselling author Tess Thompson.
Originally self published November 2016 in trade paperback and in eBook by 4kids5cats.
Tess Thompson Romance…hometowns and heartstrings.Warning. Tess Thompson books will make you laugh, cry and remind you what it’s like to fall in love. Don’t purchase unless you like books about good people with ridiculously happy endings.Tess writes epic love stories with relatable characters set in small towns. Some of her books have suspense, others a mystery, and a few are set in the past. Like a reader said recently, “Tess Thompson books give you more than just a romance.”She started her writing career in fourth grade when she wrote a story about an orphan who opened a pizza restaurant. Oddly enough, her first novel, “Riversong” is about an adult orphan who opens a restaurant. Clearly, she’s obsessed with food and words.Like the characters in her USA Today Bestseller River Valley Series, she hails from a little town in southern Oregon. Despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for almost thirty years, she will always feel like a small town girl.She’s risen up the charts on all the major eBook retailers starting in 2012 when her debut novel Riversong was a Nook and Amazon bestseller. Since then, she’s released almost 20 novels and novellas.She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.Tess loves to hear from you. Drop her a line at email@example.com.