Love Lifted Me (Songbird, #3) by Sara Evans

Love Lifted Me (Songbird, #3)

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 seem...

Details Love Lifted Me (Songbird, #3)

TitleLove Lifted Me (Songbird, #3)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2012
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreChristian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Inspirational, Christian Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Love Lifted Me (Songbird, #3)

  • Carrie
    This is the third book in Sara Evans Songbird series. I previously reviewed book two Softly & Tenderly (you can read that review here) and this book picks up directly after the second one ends. Max and Jade are making an effort to move past the secrets and let go of the anger.Max has taken his addiction in hand and attends an intensive rehab program in Texas. Through the help of people in the program he begins to come to terms with his dependency...
  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy
    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!" then, sadly it got slow for a while. Half way through it picked back up. Funny enough - it started getting real good around football time! LOLAnyone who knows me knows I love football (Go Steelers!). So once this book real...
  • Laura
    4.5 starI really enjoyed this series. 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...
  • Cathy
    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.... if you enjoy women's fiction.....if you enjoy happily ever after with a lot of drama then you will love this book. These are the first books I have read by Ms Hauck and her collaboration with Sara Evans was a winner. I highly recommend this series.
  • Rachel Childs
    Excellent trilogy. Far beyond many other Christian books in helping the reader grow in Christ.
  • Elizabeth
    A troubled marriage with secrets popping up throughout. Both Jade and Max want to make it work. They are raising Max's son, Asa, but when Max has an offer to move to Texas to coach high school football, Jade balks. But they vow to give it a try. When Max comes up against many obstacles, he and Jade work together to help the boys become a team and an extended family. You know there are people working behind the scenes to trip Max up and get him fi...
  • Megan
    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.
  • Pam Chaffin
    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).
  • Linda
    Good story but audio kept looping around. Story never ended ???
  • Quin
    Love and football, doesnt get any better than that. Love and football, doesn’t get any better than that.
  • Heidi
    For sure the best of the series although I dont think the storyline about Asas parentage needed to be part of the novel. Loved the football angle and the messages. For sure the best of the series although I don’t think the storyline about Asa’s parentage needed to be part of the novel. Loved the football angle and the messages.
  • Janet Friesner
    Finished the Songbird trilogy by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck and it was wonderful. Love Christian fiction. I am only sorry that Sara isn't writing more of this.
  • Mitzi
    Another home run by Rachel Hauck! This was such a wonderful series of forgiveness - I can't say enough about this wonderful series w/ Sara Evans. A definite favorite for me!!
  • Janet Merrell
    Wonderful conclusion. I enjoyed the move to Texas and the high school football story.
  • Shanda Wolf
    I read the first two books of this trilogy, and this is by far the best! All three books are GREAT, the second one was a little hard for me to swallow... but I won't give away any spoilers! Love Lifted Me quickly found its way to my favorites list, I loved the relationship between Max and Jade in this book- working together in their faith and love. I loved how Jade dove right into motherhood with Asa, her love for him so pure and raw. Max's chara...
  • T.M.
    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.
  • Maureen McCormack
    Didn't care for this book so I stopped readingit
  • Becky Lee
    My favorite of the Songbird series.
  • Rachel
    I read them out of order, but love this author, and love the story line.
  • Ambrosia Waives
    A couple finds faith and grow together in this series of books. I enjoyed the book
  • Charletta
    Such a breathtaking example of how surrendering to God's grace and walking in faith pays off in the end. The ebbs and flows of family, friends, and community make for a very good read! Very inspirational!
  • Melanie
    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. 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 mome...
  • Rambling Readers
    I have followed the winding road of Jade's story since The Sweet By and By. 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 t...
  • Krazybooklady
    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 ...
  • Nikole Hahn
    This book was like,Facing the Giants with southern spice. Jade and Max had a rough beginning to their marriage. He cheated and out of that union came Asa, a son. After Asas mother died, Jade took in the little boy like her own showing love and faith, struggling against fears and an old habit of running away from things and situations.Max goes to work in Texas as part of his rehabilitation after getting confronted with his prescription drug addict...
  • Autum (Escape between the Covers)
    I just read the most recent book from the Songbird novels by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck. This was an excellent read, I was pulled in right from the first chapter. I so wanted to see what would become of Jade and Maxs marriage. It starts out with Jade taking care of little Asa while Max is away at rehab. She has just made an important decision in selling her second shop. When she gets a very interesting visit from a friend of Asas birthmother. S...
  • Erika
    Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck is a Christian fiction/romance/chick-lit/3rd-in-a-series book. It's a story about new mom of a toddler (Asa) and vintage-shop owner, Jade Benson, wanting to trust her formerly pain-pill-addicted husband again, after he's been away at rehab for 3 months. At rehab, Jade's hubby, Max, supposedly got his heart changed by Jesus, and from that now he wants to change their lives dramatically and in every way...
  • Corley Elizabeth
    Directly following Softly and Tenderly, the third Songbird novel covers a new stage in Jade's life: motherhood. Trying to save her marriage with Max after she discovered he had a son with his old fiance during Book Two, Jade's trust in him shattered; but not her love. Now, she is becoming a little bit stronger and learning just how great God's mercy is.This was me on first learning the plot of this book: 'O'. Let's just say I was very happy to se...
  • Julie McComas
    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 doesnt matter because theres 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 elses lesson in love, forgiveness and trust can make a person realize these lessons pert...
  • Rachel
    After reading the first 2 books in the series, I wasn't sure how you could ever write a happy ending for Max & Jade. This book added a couple of major twists, and still managed a happy ending! "Love Lifted Me" starts with Max in rehab and Jade caring for Max's son, Asa. Jade is completely in love with Asa. When Max returns from rehab, he is put on probation from his family's law firm. An opportunity to coach high school football is presented; a c...