“Irene Hannon is one great storyteller.”–Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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 and giveaway:
First, what a lovely cover, don’t you think? I loved the vibrant colors. I have been wanting to read Irene Hannon for a long time and have finally gotten around to it with this book.
This is a story about over coming your past and not letting the past define you. Only Jesus can define us. Each character in this book is dealing with something from their past and trying to move on, heal from it, or forget it.
This book is rich in layers and it’s hard to just pin down one thing because there are a lot of characters in this book but their stories overlap in some way. Irene has done a great job making it all connect.
Our two main characters, Claire and Keith, are definitely rough around the edges in the beginning but as usually is the case they have wounds they need to deal with. The questions is how will they deal with it? And can they help each other overcome the things that are holding them back? Will they rely on God to help them?
Well, you’ll just have to read the book for yourself to see what happens and to meet all these amazing characters, I know you will find something in this book that is a treasure to you 🙂
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.