Will leave you craving more: My review of "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....

Featuring characters as every bit real as you and I, Irene Hannon's latest read will leave you craving more! The plot moves along at a steady pace as the author explores the true meaning of love and life, and how wrong decisions in the past can be overcome by taking a hopeful leap into the future. I enjoyed the many characters that grace the pages of the book, especially the character of 11-year-old Haley as her perspective on life brought both some tender and humorous moments to the story. The romances that develop throughout the story will have readers heaving a sigh (though I do wonder why the characters must always be so lovely looking and muscly). I found myself contemplating the issue of adoption and all the emotions that this would bring along with it. I can't imagine going through some of the experiences these characters do! Although I most enjoy Hannon's suspense books, I found this to be a thoroughly satisfying read as well, with beautiful writing, likable characters, and deep emotion. I like how Hannon's characters make mistakes, mistakes that any of us may find ourselves dealing with in our own lives, and how she shows that God can redeem even the hardest moments and offer us second chances.

I give this book a solid recommendation and a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.Fans of Irene Hannon will definitely enjoy this book and be glad they spent time in a world she's once again created with her talented pen.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 about the author....

Irene Hannon
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty novels, including Vanished and the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have garnered many honors, including two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. For more information, visit www.irenehannon.com.