Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Irene Hannon's One Perfect Spring ~ Reviewed
ONE PERFECT SPRING
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Revell (May 6, 2014)
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.
One Perfect Springs brings together the lives of several different people, who would have never known each other had it not been for the thoughtful request of a little girl. Claire Summers is a single Mom to Haley, trying to make ends meet. She is a school teacher, and while she and Haley are struggling financially, they are not lacking in love for each other. Haley decides to write a letter to a local business who has been known to donate money to worthy causes. She asks them to help their neighbor, Maureen, find the son she gave up for adoption 22 year ago, thinking it would be a great birthday present. The letter finds it's way to Keith Watson's desk. Keith is a workaholic who takes his job seriously – too seriously. He has no life outside of his job, and up until now, he's been happy about it. It's kept him from having to deal with issues in his past. However, when his boss, David, tells Keith his next job is to help this woman find her son, he discovers more than he bargains for, including a lovely woman named Claire.
I really enjoyed this book. It took some twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, that I didn't exactly like, but that worked out for good in the end. The characters and the story were endearing. I loved seeing how the characters' lives were brought together by the kindness and thoughtfulness of Haley, wanting to help her friend.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers