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    Sara Evans(Author) Rachel Hauck(Author) Rebecca Gallagher(Narrator)

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Maybe in the wide-open country she can learn to breathe again.

Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her husband, Max. But when she discovers that Max has an illegitimate son--who he wants her to help raise--Jade's life is turned upside down.

She flees to her childhood home, a rambling Iowa farmhouse, with enough room to breathe. There--while her mother's health grows fragile, and the tug of her first love grows stronger--Jade begins to question everything she thought she knew about family, love, and motherhood. In the wide-open landscape, Jade begins to see a future that doesn't rest on the power of her past, but in the goodness of God's tender mercies.

"Exquisitely written, an achingly beautiful story about lost and found relationships that made me ponder my own. This story is not to be missed."

--Susan May Warren, RITA award-winning, best-selling author of Nightingale

"Hang on for an emotional ride as a woman who 'married into a Southern soap opera' learns to forgive and trust again."

--Booklist

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  • By Margaret Vaughan on 23 January 2011

    Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans with Rachel HauckThis is a story about family relationships, marriage difficulties, human weaknesses, in fact every day life in soap opera terms. Or for many people, it is the reality of life, living with the consequences of past mistakes. A love story, with hurts and heartaches affecting three generations, it centres on Jade, the main character, travelling on an emotional roller coaster, as she deals with the problems surrounding her life.I was drawn into this novel from the first page. I liked the occasional humour, the pathos and the ease of discovering more about the characters - it didn't become too complicated. I haven't read the previous book in the series, but there was enough background information given to be aware of places and circumstances affecting the people in the story.Knowing the Publisher, I was expecting this to be a more `Christian' book, but there was little mention of God until the last chapters, however, as I considered this, perhaps our own lives are like this - we don't draw close to God and call out to Him until we are `up against it' and the problems overwhelm us. This is a moving story, well written, and I look forward to the next book .I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes by Thomas Nelson, but this no way affects my comments.Margaret Vaughan


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