Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800722671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722678

This book is also available as an ebook.

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 take on this book:
Irene Hannon certainly knew what she was doing by opening One Perfect Spring with a letter from eleven year old Haley Summers! I had to know more about Haley, who was such a thoughtful young lady, but more than that I wanted to know whether she would get the help she ask for. Once I started reading the story so many characters wormed their way into my heart, from Claire, single mom to Hailey who is a second grade school teacher whose life is hectic to Maureen Chandler and the health battle she is facing. Each character seemed so realistic, but more than that they experienced real ups and downs. I easily felt like I had stepped into their lives, and honestly cared about  how their stories would turn out. I enjoyed seeing the story unfold from the different perspectives of the characters, it really propelled the plot along for me. Overall a touching story that reminds readers that what might be our plan isn't always what God has in mind for us,  but we can be assured that he certainly has a plan for us.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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