03 May 2014

One Perfect Spring

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 6, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722678
  • Also available in KINDLE format


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.

Here are my thoughts:

Eleven year old Haley writes a letter to philanthropist David McMillan, hoping he might help granting her next door neighbour a very special birthday gift: finding the son she gave up for adoption at birth twenty years ago. 
The unusual request lands on McMillan's executive assistant's desk and is quickly dismissed until David hears of it and dispatches his workaholic CPA to see what he can uncover. The assignation leads both men to face a most unexpected turn of events involving love and faith!

Irene Hannon writes a warm and sweet story featuring not only the people involved in this search, but also the bystanders, ending with a few emotional twists guaranteed to pull at your heart strings and a reminder if we need it, that we are always in God's hands! 

Best described as a Christian Romance novel, One Perfect Spring has the appeal readers of all ages will appreciate on one of these lovely sunny days we enjoy at this moment!

I'll close this with Hannon's quote: "Life is like lilacs, the biggest blooms come only after the harshest winters reminds us that with faith, anything is possible!"
So true!

4 Stars!

P.S. Mother's Day is coming up Folks, a good gift choice to bestow on someone!

Meet the Author:

Irene Hannon is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspense. 

Visit her website (HERE)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book courtesy of REVELL as part of this book promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Hi Noelle.

    Hope you're keeping well. Thanx for your continued reviewing of books.

    God bless.

    1. A few hiccups Victor but hanging in there.
      I cannot imagine a world without books!
      God bless,

  2. Thank you for commenting on my Bruges post, Noelle, and so introducing me to your very interesting blog. I'm enjoying browsing your book reviews, will definitely be back!

    1. And you made my day Karen. (so nice to see Bruges featured).
      All the best,

  3. It sounds like another good one. I certainly know where to come if I am stuck for something to read. The lilac picture is lovely.


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