Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck is a very thought provoking and inspiring book. but a little bit too draggy for me, though. It is about having faith and forgiveness in things that happens in life. This book is a sequel of ‘Sweet by and By’. I did not read ‘Sweet By and By’, but I think this book can be read as a stand alone. The story is concrete and solid even on it’s own.

Softly and Tenderly is about Jade, a woman whom have moved on from a bitter past and into a bright future. However, her trust has been broken  by a man that she loved and she decided to run away from all of it. How can you forgive a man who is your husband when he told you that he had an illegitimate child and he wants to raise the child in your own home?

Well, I am not quite sure what I’d do if I’m in jade’s position, but this book makes me think alot. It’s really a thought provoking book for a Christian fiction. The author brings up the issue of faith, divorce and reconciliation as well when other Christian fiction would not bring it up so boldly.

Overall, I like this book though the pace is a bit slow. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. It’s indeed a gripping fiction.

I received ARC free from Thomas Nelson publisher. I was not required to write a positive or beaming review for it. All opinions are my own.

4 comments

  1. suituapui says:

    “How can you forgive a man who is your husband when he told you that he had an illegitimate child and he wants to raise the child in your own home?”

    Why not? If love is strong enough…to forgive and forget – man is human, not infallible. And it will also depend when when he had the child – before of after marriage…and furthermore, why was she such a fool, so blind as not to see that he was not a trustworthy husband right at the start before she married him?

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