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 brokenÂ 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.