Thursday, May 8, 2014

One Perfect Spring - by Irene Hannon

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About the book:

Independent single mom Claire Summers is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Workaholic Keith Watson is interested only in the bottom line--until a letter from Claire's eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk and changes everything.

As the executive assistant to a philanthropic businessman, Keith is used to fielding requests for donations. But the girl isn't asking for money. She wants help finding the long-lost son of a neighbor. As Keith reluctantly digs into this assignment in his usual results-oriented style, he has no idea how involved he and Claire will become--nor how unusual the results will actually be. Who could have guessed that a child's kindhearted request would bring love and hope to so many lives . . . including his own?

Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, fan favorite Irene Hannon offers this tenderhearted story that demonstrates how life is like lilacs--the biggest blooms come only after the harshest winters.

My review:

This is a compelling story that really kept my interest!  I loved that there were two romances going on in two different generations and the interesting complications that went with them.  This story touched on a lot of issues, from workaholism and adoption to cancer and abuse, yet managed to do so without being depressing or heavy.  Both romances were sweet and I liked how they developed.  It was also interesting seeing the different places the characters were in spiritually.  The story was paced well and ended with an intriguing twist.  I would definitely recommend this book to those who like contemporary or romantic fiction!

I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty-five books, including That Certain Summer. Her romance and suspense fiction has won many awards, including two coveted RITAs, a Carol, two HOLT Medallions, a National Readers' Choice, a Daphne du Maurier, a Retailers Choice, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at

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