Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon - REVIEWED

About the Book:
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.

My Thoughts:
Maybe my quest didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped….but it did turn out the way God intended.”      (p. 295)

What a true statement!  And at the point Maureen utters these words, she has taken quite a significant journey! The journey begins when her eleven-year-old neighbor sends a letter of request to a well-know, and quite wealthy businessman.  Haley loves her neighbor, Doctor Chandler, and her only wish is to give her the greatest birthday gift she can think of – a chance to find the son she gave up for adoption decades earlier.

Only Irene Hannon can weave such a moving, intimate and yet profound story that begins with such an innocent and heartfelt request of a child.  That letter sparks a sovereign move of God in the lives of several people.  Keith Watson, the executive assistant tasked with answering Haley’s request. Doctor Chandler – Maureen.  Claire Summers – Haley’s mom. David McMillan and his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.  This precious cast of characters begin a journey that intersects, overlaps and ultimately result in a stunning picture of God’s redemptive grace!

Oh, dear readers, don’t miss this precious story!  You may cry.  You may laugh. You may grieve.  You may rejoice.  You may do all of these things over the course of this story!  You probably will.  But the journey is just too precious to miss!!

Go. Buy a copy. Borrow a copy from a friend or the local library.  But don’t miss this story!! God redeems every situation in the lives of His children!  What a blessing!! 
About the Author:
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels, including the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. Irene lives in Missouri. Learn more at

1 comment:

Irene Hannon said...

Thank you, Kim, for the fabulous review. It made my day! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.