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.
My Review: I’ve heard only good things about Irene Hannon, seen her books on the shelf and in bookstores and such. One Perfect Spring was my first taste of Irene Hannon’s writing. It was a good book. The characters were deeper than a lot of books I’ve read and well-developed. The plot and the subplot were well written and dealt with subjects such as illegitimate birth, adoption, and the price of promiscuity.
Keith was an interesting character from the beginning. He seemed so cold at the start of the book and yet…there was something that made me like him at the same time. I liked how he warmed up throughout the novel. He was a dynamic character.
Claire was well-developed as well. She was a wonderful mother who had been burned by love. Keith showed up unexpectedly and wasn’t very welcome. But she warmed up to him as well. Haley, Claire’s precocious 11-year-old daughter, was a sweetheart. I really liked her.
David and Maureen’s romance was a nice subplot. I liked how the author was so real about everything and yet brought closure to her characters as well. One Perfect Spring was an enjoyable read, though not the most interesting book in the world. I liked Irene Hannon but I wasn’t enthralled with it. I might try one of her suspense books next to see how she interweaves mystery into her plots.
All in all, I enjoyed One Perfect Spring but wasn’t too terribly impressed. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
**I received this book through Netgalley from the publishers for my honest opinion. The opinions stated are mine and mine alone. **