Jonathan Morley meets Natalie Van Meter soon after moving into the house next door. A classical music enthusiast, he is enthralled hearing piano playing from her house. He learns she is studying to become a concert pianist. Due to their mutual interest in classical music, they develop a close relationship during the remainder of the summer and their senior year of high school. During their Senior Prom they profess their deep love for one another and Natalie admits this is the happiest night of her life. Then her expression suddenly turns somber and she tearfully informs Jonathan that she will soon be leaving St. Louis to continue her musical studies abroad in Vienna, Austria. They are both heartbroken, but Jonathan vows he will wait for her, no matter how long she is away. Neither is aware of how long that might be and what other heartaches await them. However all is not lost, for in the end, their love does prevail.
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About the Author
Richard first saw Joan Wilcox in his seventh-grade classroom in Lodi, California, and vowed to himself that she would be his wife, something no twelve-year-old boy would dare tell a friend, and certainly not a potential girlfriend. Thirteen years later they were married at the Pearl Harbor Naval Chapel in Hawaii, where he served in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked various jobs. After a happy fifty-nine years marriage, raising six children, Richard retired early to become a novelist. August 8, 2011, is indelibly impressed on Richard’s mind, and in his heart, as one of the saddest days in his life – Joan passed away. Besides A World Apart, Richard wrote Penelope, Fatal Intent, and Till Death Do Us Part. He is presently working on book number five, The House.