One Perfect SpringIrene Hannon
In One Perfect Spring, 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 ... Read More
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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 this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs--the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters.
Page Count: 380
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2014
- UPC: 9780800722678
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 380
- Publish Date: May 6, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0800722671
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- One Perfect Spring by brenda on 5/23/2014
Irene Hannon certainly knew what she was doing by opening One Perfect Spring with a letter from eleven year old Haley Summers! I had to know more about Haley, who was such a thoughtful young lady, but more than that I wanted to know whether she would get the help she ask for. Once I started reading the story so many characters wormed their way into my heart, from Claire, single mom to Hailey who is a second grade school teacher whose life is hectic to Maureen Chandler and the health battle she is facing. Each character seemed so realistic, but more than that they experienced real ups and downs. I easily felt like I had stepped into their lives, and honestly cared about how their stories would turn out. I enjoyed seeing the story unfold from the different perspectives of the characters, it really propelled the plot along for me. Overall a touching story that reminds readers that what might be our plan isn't always what God has in mind for us, but we can be assured that he certainly has a plan for us.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.
- Contemporary romance with hidden depth by Carole on 5/7/2014
Irene Hannon is one of the few suspense authors that I read, but it's her contemporary fiction that holds the greatest attraction for me - and One Perfect Spring lives up to Irene's high standard of quality. Her prose flows smoothly and the characters are likeable, believable people that you could find in your neighborhood. They struggle with the same things we often face - how to make ends meet, serious illness, responsibilities, regrets from the past, strained relationships - even questions and doubts when it comes to faith. Yet God is at the center of this book and hope is present on every page.
One Perfect Spring is realistic, bittersweet, poignant, heartwarming - and definitely a page turner. There are four equally-strong main characters and two romantic storylines, each with great chemistry that will please romance fans. I love it when an author features a romance between an older couple, and Irene has done that exceptionally well with David and Maureen's story.
On the surface, this story is a romance - but there is so much more to discover as the story begins to unfold. Anyone who has worked hard to provide for their family, but missed many opportunities to show love through time and personal attention will relate to this story. Those who struggle with the life shadow cast by past mistakes will also be touched. I also thought the adoption theme was very moving. I initially had a suspicion as to how this particular storyline would play out, and was surprised when it went in a completely different direction. Plot twists like this add richness to the story, and I quickly realized that my idea wouldn't have been at all realistic.
These words of Maureen's stood out to me and seem to encompass the story's overall theme: "Lives should be judged as a whole, not by isolated incidents." Yes, God does redeem the past; God does heal; and God does work His purposes in our lives.
I hope many new readers will discover Irene's contemporary romance, especially One Perfect Spring. Highly recommended.
Thank you to Revell for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
- Pleasant read by Vera on 5/2/2014
My thoughts: Each of the characters in the book is well-drawn and believable and the story flows very well. This is a pleasant, enjoyable read with joyful moments and glimpses into people's past that will bring shudders to your inner being. A sweet boy meets girl story; a journey into the world of hurting adoptees and broken lives; and another sweet boy meets girl only this time it's a September romance.
But for my liking, I think Haley - that delightful little girl - is the real prize of the story. Her joy and innocence and sweetness will win your heart.
Irene Hannon writes good fiction that is pleasant to read.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.
- Adoption Perspectives by Sally on 5/1/2014
Ever wonder what makes a workaholic? Even though he's good looking and likeable, no girl has ever caught Keith Watson's eye. There's no time for romance; he's in love with his work. Truth be told, Keith has some skeletons in his closet that must be brought to light before he can trust or love a woman. His early childhood haunts him.
Have you ever considered how anyone could give up her child for adoption? Could you? In this novel, adoption is examined from many perspectives.This well-written story contains some suggestions that make sense.
I enjoyed the way Irene Hannon weaves the story of Keith. The pace is believable, and the ending is just right. I highly recommend this one.
Thank you to Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my copy.
- One Perfect Spring by Maureen on 5/1/2014
Irene Hannon’s One Perfect Spring is a one perfect story, from beginning to end; I didn’t want it to end. The story made it so real life, and yet maybe at times to real. This is a book that once you turn the final page, it will linger with you and you won’t forget.
We have not one, but two romances that made me feel like I was one of them. We face head on cancer, and touch on child abuse, and divorce among others. The main characters are rather strong woman and survivors. There is a strong display of Faith shone which tends to lead others to the Lord, in this case a nudge back on the right path.
The young lady here, an eleven-year old and quite precocious and loveable begins the story with her kindness and love. She is such a delight and really reminded me of how truthful children can be, and sometimes embarrassing. Oh my!! Say it like it is!
There are a few side stories here and some will make you want to cry, the hard decisions of adults, and you see what some of the wrong ones were. A lot of powerful messages here, and as life goes by we let them past, until we run out of time.
I for one cannot wait for Ms. Hannon’s next book; it will be on the top of my TBR pile.
I received this book through the Revell Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.