Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A touching story of unexpected love -- One Perfect Spring

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.

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.

 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

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book. I've read one of Irene's books a couple years ago and enjoyed it very much.