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5.04.2014

One Perfect Spring ~ Review

One Perfect Spring
One Perfect Spring
By Irene Hannon

When 11 year old Haley Summers overhears a confidential private conversation between her mom and their next-door neighbor she writes a letter.  Little did anyone realize what such a letter would bring about.

One Perfect Spring is the result of Haley's letter to David McMillan asking for help in locating a child given up over 20 years ago.  David McMillan sees this as an opportunity to help his work-obsessed executive assistant to see beyond the job.  But to help Keith Watson he must first get the okay from Dr. Maureen Chandler.

Maureen agrees to David's plan to help Keith because she sees this as an opportunity to help Claire, Haley's mom.  As the search for this long-lost son progresses healing is about to come into many lives.

Keith, David, Maureen, and Claire are all wounded, hurting people but working together to answer Haley's letter brings unexpected surprises that no one saw coming.

One Perfect Spring is a stand-alone book, so if you've never picked up a book by Irene Hannon before you won't have to play catch-up or have to figure out who everyone is.  If you've read Irene Hannon's previous works you won't be disappointed in One Perfect Spring.  The characters are compelling and you care about them with all their quirks and idiosyncrasies.  Irene creates believable characters and one can easily see them as one's own friends, neighbors, and family.

This book takes a look at adoption and looks at it through the eyes of both a mother who gave up her child and a child who was adopted.  Another issue that is looked at is being a driven workaholic.  Seeing both sides of a story can open ones eyes and One Perfect Spring will certainly do that!

Get ready for a "Lilac Spring" in this contemporary romance from the pen of Irene Hannon.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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.


"Irene Hannon is one  great storyteller." -Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Timesbestselling author