Sunday, 25 May 2014

Book Review: One Perfect Spring

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ISBN # 9780800722678
 
From the Back:
 
 "Irene Hannon is one great storyteller."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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?
 
My Reflections: 
 
One perfect summer is Hannon's second foray into a contemporary novel, her usual fare is romantic suspense. Although I have loved each and every romantic suspense I must say her writing is every bit as good in her 2 newest titles. 

This is a poignant story that is sure to have you running for the tissue box. It is a story about love and redemption, relationships and how one person even a 11 year old can change lives.

This story boasts several characters and several different story lines going on at once.  Hannon's ability to create realistic characters, complicated plot lines and weave them into a beautifully crafted story is a rare gift indeed.

The main characters daughter Haley Summers, pens a note to a company after learning that this business has assisted others. Haley is a selfless child who wants to help her neighbor to find the child she has given up for adoption.

Keith a workaholic dedicated to his job, is quite the opposite from sweet Haley, he cares mostly for the bottom line. When faced with beautiful Clair Summers Haley's mom he has second thoughts about flippantly giving up on this task. 

Clair a single mom is just keeping her head above water and is none too happy about her daughter's charitable deeds, after all Haley was not included in the private conversation, what is her neighbor going to think?

Maureen Chandler is a stunning and intelligent woman, Keith convinces Maureen to let him conduct a search for her adopted child...but are his reasons purely for Maureen's benefit or does he have other hidden motives? Can these two beautiful women help him come face to face with his past and the very thing he is working so hard to forget? 
 
This book is very real, and at points can become somewhat heavy with reality, But just at those times Hannon is able to show God's love and compassion through her expert writing abilities. Wonderful Spring read, highly recommended! Can't wait for Hannon's next book coming in October.

"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

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels, including the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of...
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