Couldn't Put It Down
"Softly and Tenderly" picks up about 18 months after "The Sweet By and By" left off. Sara Evans has proven her writing prowess again, as I can honestly say she brought plot twists in the first page that I did not see coming in this series! This book deals very honestly and pointedly with infidelity, dishonesty, pain, suffering, death, mental health and betrayal. The characters retained all the small-town charm and personality they first displayed in the first novel of this series, but with a bit of a darker twist this time around. Layers are peeled back and true motives, flaws, and shortcomings are revealed. This sophomore release is definitely a rougher, more raw addition to the "Songbird Series," but it was every bit as beautiful, heart-wrenching, inspiring, and challenging as its predecessor. I truly cannot recommend this series highly enough. An incredible story of redemption! I am anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this series.
Published 1 month ago by bwoodward