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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: January 2011 ISBN: 9781608148073
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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.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “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 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 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 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 Jessica | 12/13/2013

    " An interesting book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 11/24/2013

    " There are 3 books in this series.I enjoyed them all.Sweet easy reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/8/2013

    " Eh. I'll put full review up on blog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda Kirkpatrick | 6/25/2012

    " The second of the series- I love the story line and how they flow from one book to the other. Last night as I finished this one "Love lLifted Me" was there waiting to pick up the pieces. Jade, Max, June, Reb, and Asa have all become members of my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/16/2012

    " If you are a fan of Karen Kingsbury, you will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2012

    " Dramatic, soapy, but satisfying book about sin and forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathyg | 10/29/2011

    " too religious - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 8/13/2011

    " This was a sequel to a book I had previously read (though I didn't realize it when I checked it out of the library). Interesting story line... well written... but full of hardship with not much redemption in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 6/5/2011

    " Even better than the first book in this series! I also love that we are seeing Jade completely exposed with all her flaws & mistakes totally put out there. I also love the dynamic of two men fighting for her affection & love. Can't wait to see who she chooses! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/12/2011

    " Read because I love the voice.......enjoyed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/15/2011

    " I enjoyed the story and I like the meaning and thought behind it but it was missing details. It wasn't as discriptive as I would have liked. The character's could have used more depth to make them more life-like. I'm not sure if I will read another book by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/18/2011

    " Eh. I'll put full review up on blog. "

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About the Author

Sara Evans is a multi-platinum recording artist and has been honored with numerous accolades, among them the 2006 Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for “Born to Fly.” She has been named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and won the hearts of television viewer’s as the first country star to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She is also a Cabinet Member of the American Red Cross.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Gallagher is an acclaimed voice-over artist with experience in commercials and audiobook narration. She was nominated for an Audie Award in 2010.