One spring, an 11 year old little girl, Haley, decides to help one of her Mom's neighbors. Dr. Chandler is going through chemo, and a past indiscretion created a child. Claire Summers, Haley's Mom, is trying to explain how her child sent in a letter pleading for help for Dr. Maureen Chandler to help her find the son she placed for adoption so long ago. Maureen was so hurt by her past, that she hasn't let anyone else in completely since, and she has never married.
Aware of the situation now, the "help" that Haley was trying to give, Maureen finds out that David McMillan is quite kind, and he passes her case off to Keith. Before long, David is finding himself drawn to Maureen, and Keith seems very fond of Claire.
This story of a quest for a lost child, a child with lots of love and empathy to give, is told in four voices. We hear from Keith, Claire, Maureen and David. They each share view points to this story. Romance, abounds with the married couples, and isn't absent with the strong attraction to each other with our possible couples.
Our past, isn't who we are. We are who God says we are, and this sweet book shows that rather well.
I liked this book! The multiple relationships were fun, and it was heavy, like flower's blooming, and light and airy too - like a spring breeze.
"Irene Hannon is one great storyteller." -Debbie Macomber,
#1 New York Times bestselling author
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.
"Hannon's multithread plot is woven beautifully together to create a tapestry that will enchant romantics of all ages."--Publishers Weekly
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty-five books, including That Certain Summer. Her romance and suspense fiction has won many awards, including two coveted RITAs, a Carol, two HOLT Medallions, a National Readers' Choice, a Daphne du Maurier, a Retailers Choice, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.
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