Sunday, May 4, 2014

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon

One Perfect SpringBook Description:
Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he’s used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire’s eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn’t asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.
As Keith digs reluctantly into this complicated assignment, he has no idea how intertwined his life and Claire’s will become–nor how one little girl’s kindhearted request will touch so many lives and reap so many blessings.
Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, Irene Hannon offers readers this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs–the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters.

My Thoughts:
Good, clean romance.  Claire is a single mother who does the best she can.  Keith is an executive assistant whose life is his work.  He is the one who grants requests for donations.  Claire's daughter sends a request but it isn't what Keith is used to.  She wants to find an elderly neighbor's son and Keith reluctantly begins to search.  No one has any idea how one young girl's simple request will touch so many.
I liked the characters in this book.  It was also told from multiple perspectives which gives such wonderful insights.  The story line was sweet and I will admit to tearing up more than once.  Claire is just trying so hard to be a great mom (and really is one), and she has raised such an amazing little girl.  I love that no matter what you want, plan, or whatever God is in control and has it all already figured out.
This was a good, sweet romance.  4/5!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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