January 17, 2012

Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans....a book review

Awesome love story!  A marriage rocked by infidelity and addiction - a very modern romance, indeed!

Love Lifted Me is the story of a couple that get a fresh start after the husband battles his addiction to pain pills.  He wins his battle, and some hearts in the process, in a small Texas town before returning to his wife and home in East Tennessee.  After returning home, he realizes that his heart is just not in his former day job and takes a big risk to live his 'hip-pocket dream' - in the same small Texas town where he found victory through Christ.

Sara Evans, country singer and author, found a way to show the emotions of grace being played out in a marriage. 

While I was reading, I will admit there were times when I truly felt I was reading a fairy tale.  There were situations where a child was involved that would have played out very differently in real life.  However, that is why it is called a book of fiction!

There are two previous books in this series that I have not read, but that did not keep me from being able to jump right in and enjoy Love Lifted Me.   Now, though, I will probably go back and read the first two.  I think Ms. Evans did an excellent job of referring back to major issues of the first two books without re-telling the whole story, though.

So, my suggestion would be to start with book one,  The Sweet By and By, followed by Softly and Tenderly, and then read Love Lifted Me

I am a huge fan of romantic fiction, so if you are expecting a hard hitting book, this is not it!  This is a pretty fru-fru book, but written well and I enjoyed it immensely!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

God's girl,

Pamela

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”