Tuesday, May 13, 2014

One Perfect Spring

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
ONE PERFECT SUMMER

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 Review:

Magical. There's something so appealing about a story that revolves around a child's innocent request. Hannon's ability to develop vivid characters that leap off the page make this the kind of read you want to linger over. Masterful storytelling expertly knit diverse lives together in a powerful way. It's a thrilling plot that left me stunned by an unexpected revelation. I laughed, I cried and I worried over Claire and Keith and David and Maureen and young Haley who started it all.

A charming tale that will linger with you long after you've read the last word.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of One Perfect Summer please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 18  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

22 comments:

  1. WHAT A COVER! I love it!
    Story seems great, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's that purple again. Great colour for a spring book cover.

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    2. Oops -- and good luck!

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  2. I have seen things about this new release around the internet, but hadn't read anything about it. Sounds like a great read!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's such a good read, Patty. Incredible actually. Good luck!

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  3. I've enjoyed all the books that I've read by Irene Hannon. This one sounds wonderful. Thank you for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com

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    1. She's a versatile author, isn't she? Good luck, Kay.

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  4. Wow, since you laughed, cried and worried, I am sure this book is a great read! I would love to read this story.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's such a good story. Leaves you feeling complete, if that makes any sense. Good luck, Maryann.

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  5. I'm so glad you decided to do a review! I wondered about this story, although I'm not sure why since I've enjoyed all the stories by Irene Hannon that I've read. :) Thanks for the opportunity! lauralvn3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a really solid read. I'm still having blissful reader vibes a week later. Good luck, Laura.

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful story! Thank you for the chance to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  7. One Perfect Summer sounds lovely. Please add me, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're added, Merry. Good luck!

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  8. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner. One Perfect Summer sounds wonderful.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  9. Ok I'm in been reading about this book all over - sound great just like all her books are. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know, you can't go wrong with Irene Hannon. Good luck!

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  10. Sounds like a book I would enjoy - thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. I loved it too - & that cover is an instant draw !
    on a side note - I've friend requested you at the chapters indigo site if you're inclined to accept + if you know of other bloggers on chapters that we could link to, I'd appreciate knowing - we can share insights as we won't all be reading the same books I'm sure... thanks!
    ps- think there's a wee change needed in the post title..

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