One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon is a contemporary Christian romance. The term "Christian" should be used lightly when it comes to this story. It didn't feel Christian and could be sold without that title.
Claire Summers is a single mom of an eleven year old daughter when Keith Watson showed up one day. Immediately turned away from him since he reminds her of her ex-husband, Claire is abrupt with him. But then she finds out Keith is trying to find her neighbor's son, the one she gave up for adoption years ago. Claire begins to see Keith in a better light the more she hangs out with him. Is he really different from her deceased husband?
Keith doesn't want his new job assignment, but he has no choice. Adopted himself, he struggles with recognizing his own self-worth, but as he sees Claire he starts to change his workaholic ways. Will he ever find peace about how he was adopted?
Forgiveness is the main objective of this book, and on that the author did well. She effectively showed that forgiveness is the key to moving on in life without bitterness or regrets dragging you down. I enjoyed the story, but I didn't come away from this book feeling like I learned something new. And honestly, I didn't like some of the things she wrote about the married couple. You can show that they are happily in love without innuendos clouding up a supposedly Christian story.
I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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