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Review and Giveaway: One Perfect Spring May 5, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:25 pm
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one perfect spring


“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 🙂

Leave a comment by May 11th at 5:00 pm for your chance to win a copy. (U.S. Residents only)

Visit Irene’s website here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


20 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: One Perfect Spring”

  1. lorlyn63 Says:

    I agree the cover is great – reminds me of Spring. It sounds like a great story and I see that Debbie Macomber endorsed the book – she is a favorite of mine. Thank you for offering the book in a giveaway and for the opportunity to win a copy of it.


  2. craftybooksheeps Says:

    I haven’t read any of Irene’s books, but I agree that the cover is beautiful! I love the bright colors and it sounds like the story itself is awesome! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  3. amyc Says:

    I do love this cover. The story sounds great too!

  4. KayM Says:

    I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read by Irene, so I’m sure I would like this one, also. Thank you for offering a copy.

  5. Pam K. Says:

    I haven’t yet read any books by Irene but this sounds like a great one with which to begin. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of One Perfect Spring. I agree that the cover is very lovely.

  6. martyomenko Says:

    Wow, that cover is amazing! It is so vibrant! martha(at)clink(dot)com

  7. beckie Says:

    I love this cover!

  8. Maryann Says:

    I would love to read Claire and Keith’s story. I love the book cover and Irene is a new author to me, so this would be a great chance to see her writing style.

  9. Roxanna s. Ford Says:

    Loved the review of this book above. Hmmmmm, let’s see. A women’s fiction, good….a book with a young child as one of the main character, good… A intriguing plot, good…..great encouraging cover and title of book….. A little bit of romance, yummy… How waiting and wrestling through the hard times and hopefully coming out on top……Altogether, a great book. Would love to win a copy to review! Thank you for the consideration. Roxanna

  10. B. Adams Says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely interview and giveaway opportunity. I have not had the pleasure of reading Irene Hannon, but I am eager to do so!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  11. I love Irene’s books! Would love to win this one. pat at ptbradley dot com

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