Monday, October 24, 2011

Review Softly & Tenderly by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

 I was pleasantly surprised to see Sara Evans, multi-platinum recording artist, had written this book. I was a little sad to see when it arrived that it was actually the second book in a series called songbird novels. But as I started reading it I was immediately drawn into the story and did not feel I was missing anything that was imperative to the story. Do not get me wrong I would love to read the first book in this series as I enjoyed this one so much, but it also can very easily be a stand alone novel.

Softly & Tenderly is a wonderfully written, impelling, emotional novel. I really loved getting to know Jade and her mom. I felt very taken with Jade and that I could really relate with her and her struggles of the heart. I love the time her and her mom got to spend together back in their hometown back in Prairie City, such a small, down to earth, country town much like my own. Jade's voice in this story truly expresses a woman's heart in times of hardship. She's vulnerable but strong, torn but not broken, emotional but headstrong. My heart ached and longed right along with her every step of the way. I love that Jade's story is not over yet and that I will get to revisit her in the Songbird series upcoming novel.

I think this is a book all women from young adult and up could really relate to and enjoy.The author's voice is so brilliant and shines through Jade with such poise.

** Disclosure I received this book free from the publisher through booksneeze book review program in exchange for my honest review.**

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