Sunday, May 11, 2014

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon (Review)

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 6, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722678

Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he's used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire's eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn't asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.

As Keith digs reluctantly into this complicated assignment, he has no idea how intertwined his life and Claire's will become--nor how one little girl's kindhearted request will touch so many lives and reap so many blessings.

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

 My Review:

This was a great Christian contemporary romance book. It was perfect just like the title One Perfect Spring. I really enjoyed reading it from start to finish. The characters and plot were well developed, interesting, and unique. I loved the relationship of Claire and Keith that evolved. They each have past issues they have to deal with before they can be together. Claire has an ex husband and is a single mother. Keith was adopted at three and has bad memories. Claire's daughter is sweet and overhears the story of the  next door neighbor Dr. Chandler's giving up her child for adoption over 20 years ago and how much she wants to find him so she writes a letter to Keith asking for help. Keith does not want to tackle the project at first but his boss makes him. Then his boss meets Dr. Chandler and it is love at first sight but he has relationship issues with his daughter he's working on too. This was a book with multiple point of views at times. It worked fine to me. The ending is heart rending but fits the book. If you cry easy you might need tissues. Highly recommended. :)

 Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty books, including That Certain Summer and more than two dozen other contemporary romance novels. Her romance fiction has won a coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, and an RT Reviewers' Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. Her popular Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice suspense series have also won their share of awards, including the RITA, National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, and RT's Reviewers' Choice. 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

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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