Monday, May 05, 2014
One Perfect Spring
One Perfect Spring
I have loved all the suspense/mysteries I've read by Irene Hannon. Perfect Spring is a different type of adventure, and I enjoyed it just as much!
Some characters are easy to love right from the beginning, and others are a bit bristly. But that is a major component of the book. It caused me to stop and think about those folks who are a bit 'unloveable' and to realize there is always something behind the facade. In fact, there is a back story in everyone's life. It is not up to us to conjecture or judge, but to love each person as he or she is, and to know that God is in control. I really appreciated that Hannon has each character evolve in a natural way.
I have always loved stories that allow me to change the perceptions I've formed about a character -- the musical 'Wicked' is a case in point. While this is definitely not a fantasy story, it offers the same opportunity to see behind the scenes and realize people are not all they seem.
ABOUT THE BOOK (from the back cover):
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 suprising 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 www.irenehannon.com.
Thank you to Revell Publishers for providing a copy of this book for review.
Posted by Susan Stitch at 9:36 AM