Monday, May 05, 2014

Blog Tour: A Perfect Spring

One Perfect Spring: A Novel

About the Book:
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.

My Comments:
This book begins with an unlikely premise and finishes with a pretty happy, and in my opinion, very unlikely conclusion.  In between though I came to admire the characters.  Keith works for a construction company owned by a former workaholic.  His boss is determined that his protegee will not suffer the same fate, so he gives Keith the job of sorting through donation requests.  What that doesn't have the desired effect, he gives Keith the assignment of personally helping Claire's neighbor.  In the end,guess what happens?  Like I said earlier, unrealistic, but I liked the way Irene Hannon looked at the proper role of work in the life of a person.  I also liked the different perspectives on adoption.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available for this blog tour.  Grade:  B.  

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