Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You read some really good books by a particular author, get hooked on her style, and then find out that she is also writing in a completely different genre. Then a question comes to mind: Can she possibly do as good a job with such a different type of story? Well, I'm happy to tell you that for Irene Hannon, the answer to that question is a resounding, "Yes!"
Just a few years ago, I discovered Irene Hannon through her suspenseful crime dramas. I was hooked on the very first book and have enjoyed every one since. When I saw some contemporary romance titles by her, I wasn't sure what to expect but decided to give them a try. And I'm so glad I did.
One Perfect Spring is a wonderful story of unexpected romance. The characters are people I would love to meet, but some you might never think to match up in the love department. A young girl makes a heart-felt request for a friend. That request brings together people who are each dealing with their own hurts and struggles . . . and the rest is a beautiful story of springtime after a hard winter season in life. The characters seem so real, and the twists and turns in the story are compelling. You are likely to smile, laugh and even shed a few tears as you follow their stories. And even though I sometimes expected it from Irene Hannon, there were no dangerous characters or situations lurking in the background!
I highly recommend One Perfect Spring to anyone who wants to enjoy a touching story of unexpected love.
Thanks to Revell Publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book (from the publisher):
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.
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.
About the Author
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.