One Perfect Spring

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"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


"I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Irene Hannon is one great storyteller."

Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Author

  1. Irene Hannon

    Irene Hannon

    Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, Sandpiper Cove, Pelican Point, and Driftwood Bay, as well as the Code of Honor, Private Justice, and Men of Valor...

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"Hannon's latest is a story of the hopeful aspect of love, in which she introduces readers to characters just as real and broken as each of us and shows how, through a bit of faith, grace, and trust, people can blossom too."


Praise for That Certain Summer

"The lives of these endearing characters intertwine over a summer and undergo change as Hannon has readers rooting for each of them in this uplifting story about love and redemption."--Publishers Weekly

"A thoughtful tale that captures the reader from the very first pages. Irene Hannon knows the power of words and the miracle of faith."--New York Journal of Books

"Efficient, beautiful storytelling and genuine, vulnerable, faithful characters are the strength of this story. This one simultaneously moves you to tears, makes you laugh, and leaves you speechless while warming your heart. A gem of a read."--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"Hannon creates characters that we can both relate to and root for; we learn from their lives as we are also entertained--the true mark of an amazing summer read."--Hope for Women

"That Certain Summer is as much a women's fiction title as it is inspirational romance. The story moves along at a steady pace, and the lives of the characters intersect with few surprises, yet it is in such a way that the beauty of 'normal life' takes on fresh dimension. A great weekend or rainy-day read, That Certain Summer will warm your heart and might even make you take a fresh look at some of the difficult relationships in your life."--Serena Chase, USA Today Happily Ever After blog

"Hannon's multithread plot is woven beautifully together to create a tapestry that will enchant romantics of all ages."

Publishers Weekly

"This book made me laugh and cry and was a joy to read. The characters were real and the plot had unexpected twists."

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"Hannon's latest is a tender story that addresses how one action stemming from compassion can affect the lives of several people. Her expert storytelling taps at matters of the heart in lyrical, beautiful language, with sympathetic characters who will endear themselves to readers. A well-developed and inspiring plot, coupled with efficient pacing leaves readers with a sweet, heartwarming read."

RT Book Reviews