Reviews | Barb Malek

Reviews for Soft Like Steel

5 stars. “Soft Like Steel by Barb Malek is a must read…It is a beautiful story of a journey of hope, love and joy…I highly recommend it to everyone. ” – Marjorie Boyd-Springer for NetGalley


5 stars. “This was a fascinating look at a woman who endured her husband’s infidelity and the loss of a child. She lived through The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression. She had a fierce determination and strength that I admired. Malek has done a wonderful job of sharing her grandmother with the reader. This was a book about devotion, perseverance and resilience.” – Sandra Theberge for NetGalley


5 stars. “Soft Like Steel is wonderful peek into the past at the life of a woman who overcame incredible odds to survive and successfully rear her children in a time when women were not expected to be able to do so. This reads like a family memoir with the characters portrayed as familiar and comfortable.” – Sandra Brunson (Educator) for NetGalley


5 stars. “Excellent work on the story about a young wife and mother during The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl eras and the many struggles that befall her. The title says it all about this mother. A true hard to put down book. I highly recommend it.” – Donna Gari for NetGalley