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 thoughts: Each of the characters in the book is well-drawn and believable and the story flows very well. This is a pleasant, enjoyable read with joyful moments and glimpses into people's past that will bring shudders to your inner being. A sweet boy meets girl story; a journey into the world of hurting adoptees and broken lives; and another sweet boy meets girl only this time it's a September romance.
But for my liking, I think Haley - that delightful little girl - is the real prize of the story. Her joy and innocence and sweetness will win your heart.
Irene Hannon writes good fiction that is pleasant to read.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.