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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Evans, Rachel Hauck Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Songbird Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Popular country singer–writer Evans and talented Christian fiction author Hauck have teamed up to pen this second installment in Jade’s journey…Hang on for an emotional ride as a woman who married into a Southern soap opera learns to forgive and trust again.”

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  • “The second collaborative effort between Evans and Hauck is realistic and touching. The characters' motivations and reactions to situations will cause readers to think and examine their own hearts.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Exquisitely written, an achingly beautiful story about lost and found relationships…this story is not to be missed.”

    Susan May Warren, author of Nightingale

  • “Fans of Karen Kingsbury’s tender family stories will love this Southern-flavored tale of triumph and grace.”

    Lisa Wingate, author of Larkspur Cove

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susie Crist | 12/26/2013

    " I loved this book! When I asked to read & review Softly & Tenderly, I didn't realize that it was the second in the Songbird series. But like any great book, it can stand alone. Jade's story touched me. She's happily married to Max, a lawyer who has (she thinks) overcome a drug addiction, together they have suffered through the loss of miscarriages, her mother living with them while fighting leukemia and refusing another round of chemo & radiation. She finds that her in-laws are keeping secrets, and those secrets have the potential to destroy Jade's world. But Jade's ability to forgive and her faith help her through some of the toughest times. I will definitely buy the first book, The Sweet By And By and read it soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anita Jones | 12/25/2013

    " Pretty good. Liked the first one better but I'm still looking forward to reading the 3rd one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tera | 12/19/2013

    " This book is number two in a series titled "Songbird." If you like reading contemporary Christian fiction, then you will love this book as well as the first book. In the book you find redemption, forgiveness, Christ like love, travel, and so much more. Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 12/13/2013

    " An interesting book! "

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