Softly and Tenderly
by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck
Jade, the young wife of an attorney of a prominent family law firm and a successful business owner, finds herself barren and longing for answers to many of life’s issues. This book opens with Jade’s struggle with infertility and soon you discover that she is wrestling with her mother’s illness of leukemia, her in-laws issues of infidelity, family secrets from decades past, her husband’s secret of an illegitimate child, and her own personal struggles within. Jade is a woman of strength, one who is known for “having to put her roots down and down deep”. However, she begins to question who she is and what she believes. How will she resolve all of these issues? Can she forgive? Can relationships be healed and reconciliation occur? How does God work in these issues? Can He? All these questions and more are dealt with as the story of Jade and her relationships are told in the pages of this book.
This is the second book in the Songbird series. I had not read the first book and did not feel lost at all. It was an easy read and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Get ready, though...a few tissues might need to be handy as you find yourself feeling some of the emotions that Jade, or possibly some of the other characters in the book, are experiencing. Evans and Hauck do a great job of making the characters come alive and be real as they are dealing with real life issues.
Overall, this is a powerful story of love lost and restored in many places and how God works in the lives of us all.
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