One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon [Review]

One Perfect Spring

One Perfect Spring centers around Maureen, Claire & Haley, Keith, and David. David is a successful businessman who has recently realized some things are more important than work. Keith is his protege, and David is worried Keith is missing out on certain aspects of life, like family. Maureen is a professor who recently beat cancer and has been thinking about the son she gave up for adoption, and Claire & Haley are her neighbors and close friends. A letter written by Haley intertwines all of their lives in unexpected ways.

I absolutely loved One Perfect Spring. It was the first Hannon title I’ve read, and I’ll absolutely be reading more! I loved the truth and transparency Hannon brought to the characters while also keeping an heir of mystery about them. She allowed the story to develop naturally and didn’t rush characters into situations or relationships. It was refreshing to read about adult characters who care more about other people than themselves. The religious aspects of the book were more honest than I often find in books. A strong relationship with God isn’t instantaneous, and it’s something a christian has to strive for. I felt these characters were interesting, realistic, and genuinely likable. If you’re looking for a story with depth, honesty, and inspiration, One Perfect Spring is for you!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher’s Synopsis:

“Irene Hannon is one  great storyteller.” -Debbie Macomber,
#1 New York Timesbestselling 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?

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.

“Hannon’s multithread plot is woven beautifully together to create a tapestry that will enchant romantics of all ages.”–Publishers Weekly

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.

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