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Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck


  Softly and Tenderly is the second book in the Songbird Novels. The main character Jade Benson is experiencing a world that is crumbling in around her on all sides. Her mother is dying of cancer, she and her husband are unable to get pregnant, her attempt to expand a successful business is coming to a messy end, she finds out that the in-laws she thought were pillars of the faith have been living a lie, not to mention that she has discovered that her husband has a child with his ex-fiancé, who just died in a plane accident. Life is pretty crazy for Jade. It’s no wonder that she begins to struggle with panic attacks and wanting to run away from it all.

The book is an adventure in turmoil and God’s grace in the midst of life. There was not huge “AHA!” moment, which has come to be expected in most current fiction. Instead there were lots of small moments that helped move Jade from where she was drowning to in the circumstances of her life, to place where she could see beyond herself and into the lives of others, helping her put her own life in perspective.

When I got to the end of the book, I was disappointed with the ending, until I realized that the story would continue in the next installment of the Songbird Novels. I eagerly await its release!

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  1. A lovely story of love and faith. In Softly Tenderly the main character in the book Jade struggles with many challenges in her life. Just as she thought her marriage to the son of a prominent lawyer and prestigious family had pulled her out of her sour past, her world comes crashing down. While she cares for ill mother she is suddenly caught in the middle of her in laws lies and infidelity. At the same time the love of her life is addicted to pain killers. Things only go downhill from there until she runs into her first love, a friend needed at the right time.

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