What it’s about:
From the publisher: “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.”
I am naturally drawn to books when one of the main characters is a single parent as a single parent myself. This book was very easy to read and follow and get into the characters’ world. I thought the author did a nice job of incorporating real characteristics, bad or wrong choices, sins, etc with people who are still very like-able and doing the best they can. I loved the humor scattered throughout. Mostly, I would say this book really felt ‘real’ to me like I was watching a movie or watching these things happen in real life. There are many characters in this book, but the author does amazing at keeping them all clear and not confusing and with great personality development and characteristics.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, as a very enjoyable, easy to read book that tackles some hard topics!
I relieved this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
About 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. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. Irene invites you to visit her at her website, http://www.irenehannon.com