A fresh start is a gift. So is having a hand to hold.
Jade and Max share a deep love, though revelations from his past have recently shaken their marriage. And Jade is completely smitten with Max’s little son, Asa, whom she is now raising as her own. Their blended family brings her a joy she’s never known. But there is one more secret to be uncovered. One that will impact them all.
Max is doing his best to “man-up” and prove himself worthy of Jade’s devotion. As well as that of his young son. It seems like life in Whisper Hollow, Tennessee, will pick up where it left off until Max is faced with an unusual opportunity-leave his family’s law firm to coach high-school football in Texas.
Realizing a fresh start will bring healing to their marriage, Jade takes the leap of faith and moves with him and baby Asa, bidding good-bye to her beloved Blue Umbrella shop.
The new beginning in quaint Colby, Texas, is soon sullied when Max discovers the high-school program isn’t all it seemed. While Max struggles to rebuild a once glorious football team, Jade wrestles with news that could break Max’s heart and change their lives forever.
The third book in the Songbird Series definitely snagged my attention. Whether or not you have read the other two books in this series, it really doesn’t matter because there’s plenty of background details for you to follow along with ease.
This is a really well written story with lots of lessons woven into each and every chapter. Sometimes reading about someone else’s lesson in love, forgiveness and trust can make a person realize these lessons pertain to them as well. I found myself hoping I could reflect these lessons in my life, and wanting to be more like Jade. I realize that I don’t have the same issues to deal with, but don’t we all have issues where love, forgiveness, and trust could be practiced.
I loved the lessons of putting your trust in God, remembering to go to Him in prayer, and listening when He guides you. When Max followed his dream by accepting the head coaches position in Colby, Texas he felt called to do so, but he didn’t realize that at first. I hope that I can be like Max, and realize when God leads me to something.
This is a very contemporary realistic series, and this book fell right into place. You will find yourself cheering for the football team, Jade, Asa, and Max. Hope oozes off of these pages. I highly recommend this book. In fact, I highly recommend this series.
Filed under: 4 1/2 Hearts, Book Reviews, Julie McCrae | Tagged: Chick lit, Christian fiction, following your dreams, fresh start, hope, inspiring story, lessons of forgiveness, lessons of love, lessons of trust, Love Lifted Me, prayer, Rachel Hauck, Sara Evans |