If You Come Softly is an ok book its not like totally great although I would recommend a friend to read it. The book is actually quite short and its terribly sad. It has emphasis on racism and love, put in a delightful way. It goes through the relationship and just the inner lives of two people whom happen to be of different race and how their love becomes strong and wanting of each other. Prepare to have tissues at your side because they'll be needed.