Marie Osmond is no longer the sweet, shy little girl who many knew as the baby sister of the Osmond family of boys. She grew up to be a beautiful woman and a gifted singer, as well as a talented actress who has landed roles in several made-for-television movies. On this recording, she lends her vocal skills to numbers like "Slowly But Surely," "Help Me Get Over You," "What's in It for Me," "Let Me Be the First," "What's a Little Love Between Friends," and "Love Speaks Louder Than Words." With this release, Marie Osmond steps a little away from the pop-heavy country she normally leans toward, for a little more straight country sound. Steppin' Stone was the fifth solo album she completed. As you can tell by the titles listed above, it is in many ways an album full of songs about love -- about love lost, love found, love gone wrong, and the hope and wishes of love to be.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon