Monday, May 5, 2014
One Perfect Spring Book Review
SUMMARY: 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.
REVIEW: There are so many things I loved about this book, I don't think I could cover them all. This is going to sound silly but one of my favorite things was the relationship between Claire and Keith. When they decided to acknowledge their mutual attraction and interest in one another, they were up front and honest with each other. When past hurts and their histories were revealed, Claire and Keith faced them together and worked through any problems and/or difficulties that had developed because of it. Instead of rushing into a relationship, they took time to get to know each other and didn't shut the other out when a new problem arose.
There were quite a few twists and turns in the story that kept my attention. Just when I thought I had everything figured out, the author would make a change. This is a fabulous book and is on par with all of her other novels. Fans of Irene Hannon will not be disappointed.
This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
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 www.irenehannon.com.