"Love Lifted Me" by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck
Jade never knew happily-ever-after would be this messy, loud . . . delicious.
Jade Benson embraces unexpected motherhood when her husband Max gains custody of his young son. As she and Max work out their newly formed family, an invitation to coach Texas high school football sends them on a journey.
Then a stranger reveals a painful secret, and Jade faces her hardest challenge yet. When she surrenders her heart to God and to her husband, Jade discovers the joy of love lifting her above her fears.
My Thoughts: This is the third installment in the Songbird series and while I haven't read the first one I really liked the second one (reviewed here). Max and Jade's story continues as Max returns from rehab. With much to make amends for, he and Jade start to try to rebuild their family which now includes Max's son whom Jade as been raising as her own while Max was at rehab. Their story was believable as they try to work out the difficulties of trust issues that come with addiction, and as they face secrets again trying to come into their lives and blow them apart, even while trying to know and follow where they feel is God leading them. It was easy to cheer for them and feel happy for their triumphs even while feeling your heart sink with their trials and mistakes. This was one of those stories that didn't mince on difficulties but at the same time left the reader feeling uplifted. Definite thumbs up in my opinion.
Thanks to Booksneeze for providing the book free of charge for my honest review. All opinions expressed are fully my own.
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