Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck was a good book.  The characters are realistic and diverse adding interest to the novel.  The struggles in the plot are real world and unfortunately too common.  Jade’s struggle to find something to hold onto kept me turning pages and hoping to find her happy in the end.  I related to her struggles with infertility and perhaps that made those aspects of the book more real to me.  If one has never faced that struggle you can never really understand the depth of the longing for a child.  The majority of the plot is concluded in the end she hints as to where the characters’ lives are going, but clearly there will be more to the story in the next book.  I recommend this book as a good read and you will, like me, be looking forward to the next installment.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Sverige said...

Softly and Tenderly is a well-written story of a woman's journey through some of life's most difficult issues. She finds herself barren and longing to give her husband a child while finding out that her husband has an illegitimate son. She is taking care of her dying mother while coping with some things from her childhood. As the reader follows Jade through her struggles, the evidence of God working in her life is unveiled. There are a few other main characters that surround Jade during this difficult season. Not only are these characters a part of Jade's story, but they are also struggling with different issues as well.

I would definitely recommend this book to any one who is looking for a good read but also for an uplifting and encouraging story. Sara Evans does a wonderful job of keeping the reader entertained but also of connecting the characters' emotions with the words on the pages. I do have to admit that there are a few holes in the characters stories that are not filled in until the end of the book.