Joel made a surprise visit to the house of Bro. William to enquire how he was faring in his walk with the Lord and to encourage him with quotes from our beloved prophet. William comes from a Roman Catholic background and read the Bible since childhood. He was rejected from enrolling to be a Roman Catholic priest. He moved from Gujarat to Mumbai and Bangalore in March, He was a weakling in his childhood and his father, who was a drunkard, introduced him to country liquor, saying he would feel stronger if he drank it.
He brought his family to Bangalore with accommodation provided within the factory premises as a storekeeper. He got deeper into alcoholism due to depression and was drinking three quarters of rum daily a quarter each in the morning, afternoon and night and was hardly eating food.
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Written by: Traditional. Max is given an opportunity to teach high school football, a pocket dream of his and Jade takes a leap of faith to follow her husband to Texas so they can both make a fresh start. She is also running away from a new secret that she is given information about but keeps from Max.
This book felt very authentic for how it portrayed a couple struggling to regain the trust that had been shattered between them by lies and deception. It recognizably took time for them to meet at a point where they could move forward in their lives and rebuild their tenuous relationship. Each was drawn so vibrantly and individually that I had no difficulty picturing them. Jan 09, Wall-to-wall books - wendy rated it really liked it.
I really loved this book! I wanted to give it 5 stars but it was kinda slow in the beginning Well in the very beginning it started off with a bang - I thought "Oh! Great, a scandal! I love a book that starts with a scandal! Half way through it picked back up. Funny enough - it started getting real good around football time!
So once this book really started talking football I started loving it. J I really loved this book! Jade's husband Max takes a job coaching high school football, a loosing team with a long history of failure with head coaches. Something is not right with this team but Max can't quite put his finger on it. Great character development! Of course I loved Jade that's a given but the two I really fell in love with are two of the minor characters - Brenda, their realtor and town busy body. I loved her, she was hilarious! Great kid but not such a great kicker. Max thinks all he needs is some self confidence.
I was sobbing at the end! I was texting my daughter with quotes from the book, my face just covered with tears. She texted me back "Mom, stop! I can't be crying before I go to work! Sara did a great job of building the tension before the book climaxed! Great ending! But if you are a football fan you'll love it! I need to read more books about football. I have always been a huge fan of Sara Evans, the singer! I am now a huge fan of Sara Evans, the Author! This is a great, clean, Christian Fiction book.
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Beware this is the 3rd. I loved all three. Jun 16, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: contemporary-christian-fiction , southern-fiction , read I would recommend reading them all in order since each book is a continuation from the previous book. This book, Love Lifted Me, was my favorite of the three. After all the sadness and drama that takes place in the first two books, it was beautiful to see how Jade and Max truly find love and happiness in their lives once they surrendered their burdens and fears over to Christ.
Someday, i would like to re read the entire series.
Jun 11, Cathy rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this whole series. Jade and Max are now very dear to my heart and feel like family. If you enjoy Christian fiction These are the first books I have read by Ms Hauck and her collaboration with Sara Evans was a winner.
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I highly recommend this series. Jan 04, Rachel Childs rated it it was amazing. Excellent trilogy. Far beyond many other Christian books in helping the reader grow in Christ. Sep 21, Megan rated it liked it. I really enjoyable series. Appreciated the tie up at the end. Of course I had a beef with Jade starting the book off muy pronto with a secret she was keeping from Max but it was all good in the end.
Appreciated the character development and the underlying message that God can do so much more with us then we can do with ourselves. Mar 06, Pam Chaffin rated it it was amazing. The final book of this Christian trilogy, and it was the best novel of the three, see book one for review on the trilogy overall.
Jun 18, Heidi rated it liked it. Loved the football angle and the messages. Oct 16, Linda rated it liked it.
Good story but audio kept looping around. Story never ended??? Another home run by Rachel Hauck! A definite favorite for me!! Jul 10, T. Unexpected ending. Loved it all the same. Worth the read. There is a part towards the end that I know about from my time in Texas. Apr 28, Becky Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: My favorite of the Songbird series.
Jun 26, Ambrosia Waives rated it it was amazing. A couple finds faith and grow together in this series of books. I enjoyed the book. Dec 26, Melanie rated it liked it Shelves: review-copy , christian-romance. I wanted to like this book, and for the most part, I did. The story is a cute story about a couple who works on their rocky marriage. I loved how both the wife and husband had baggage, and grace and forgiveness were main themes of this book.
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Max, the recently recovered addict, leaves his lawyer career to pursue coaching football. His wife Jade goes with him, and learns to trust her husband again after his addiction and infidelity. There were moments that reminded me of the Friday Night Lights se I wanted to like this book, and for the most part, I did. There were moments that reminded me of the Friday Night Lights series of which I am a huge fan and though I am not a huge football fan, I couldn't help but root for Max's team to win some games.
This book also reminded me somewhat of Jan Karon's Mitford series, with it's hometown feel and lovable characters. The reason for the 3-star review is because there were two major plot climaxes in this book, and both of them were executed poorly. I would have like this novel more if they had simply been removed. What I mean is, right when the tension was the highest, the author sort of fades to black and you open the next chapter with everything resolved neatly without really knowing why the "bad guy" had a change of heart, or what compelled the person on the fence to act differently.
This happened twice in the story! I will explain more in my comment section so as not to spoil the book for anyone There were many characters that I came to love in this book, and I did not have trouble remember who was who, which is always a good sign. I think that the author just did not do a very good job writing the two conflicted characters well, and right when the story became intense, the writing sort of stopped. I don't regret reading this book, and I did think it was very cute.
I received this book from the booksneeze blogger program. The opinions are all mine I just cannot give it a higher rating because of the holes in the storyline. View 1 comment.
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May 13, Rambling Readers rated it really liked it. Each novel in Sara Evans' and Rachel Hauck's Songbird series has been as touching and melodic as a country song.
A chorus of love, pain, healing, and faith flows through the series and into the third novel, Love Lifted Me. The conclusion of Softly and Tenderly left me with a lingering anticipation of what the plot of Love Lifted Me would hold for Jade and Max. Throughout the course of three novels, Jade and Max have been through a multitude of hardships. They have led imperfect lives, which makes them realistic individuals, not just characters in a book.
In the previous two stories, Max's personality annoyed me. Love Lifted Me redeems his character and introduces a stronger and less self-centered side of Max Benson. True to the trend if the Songbird series, secrets threaten the tenuous relationship between Jade and Max. The change in setting from Whisper Hollow, Tennessee to Colby, Texas introduces new characters and new challenges that keep the plot fresh and interesting.
There is a focus on football, which I found less engaging. As a reader who knows very little about the game, the football scenes were ones that I skimmed. Since my first introduction to Jade, I have hoped for a happy ending to her story. Love Lifted Me is a heart-warming conclusion that flows with a steady tempo. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from NetGalley, courtesy of Thomas Nelson.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. Dec 20, Krazybooklady rated it it was amazing. Jade is worried that she cannot trust her husband, Max, when he returns from rehab due to an addiction to pain pills. She has concerns that he will begin using again, and she is still recovering from finding out he had a baby with another woman. A baby that was supposedly conceived just one week before their marriage. Jade has fallen in love with the baby, Asa, now almost 2 years old and has been caring for him while Max was away at rehab, but a newly discovered secret may take Asa away from the Jade is worried that she cannot trust her husband, Max, when he returns from rehab due to an addiction to pain pills.
Jade has fallen in love with the baby, Asa, now almost 2 years old and has been caring for him while Max was away at rehab, but a newly discovered secret may take Asa away from them.