Review of The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

Posted 24 December, 2009 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
A redemptive story from multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans.

Jade Fitzgerald left the pain of her past in the dust when she headed out for college a decade ago. Now she’s thriving in her career and glowing in the light of Max Benson’s love.

But then Jade’s hippie mother, Beryl Hill, arrives in Whisper Hollow, Tennessee, for Jade’s wedding along with Willow, her wild younger sister. Their arrival forces Jade to throw open the dark closets of her past–the insecurity of living with a restless, wandering mother, the silence of her absent father, and the heart-ripping pain of first-love’s rejection.

Turns out Beryl has a secret of her own. She needs reconciliation with her oldest daughter before illness takes her life. In the final days leading to the wedding, Jade meets the One who shows her that the past has no hold on her future. With a little grace, they’ll meet in the middle, maybe even before that sweet by and by.

About the Author(s):
Sara Evans: Multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans has been honored with numerous accolades, among them the 2006 Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for “Born to Fly.” Evans has been named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and won the hearts of television viewer’s as the first-ever country star to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Sara is a Cabinet Member of The American Red Cross.

Rachel Hauck:Best-selling and award-winning author Rachel Hauck lives in central Florida with her husband, Tony, a pastor. A graduate of Ohio State University, she left the corporate software marketplace in ’04 to write full time.

My Review:
An amazing story of forgiveness. Truly AMAZING!!! I was completely captivated from the very beginning. A page turner that made me smile, laugh, and cry a bit, too! The characters fit the plot in a wonderful way and I felt as if I was takend straight into the pages, living the pain with the characters and the love with them and the faith. I could really relate to alot of the things that happened in the pages of the book. God really spoke to me!

From struggles of preparing for a wedding to having estranged parents to having to fully rely on God, the authors of this new book, use southern charm to draw the reader in. It’s a book that really touched my heart and one that I will read again and again!

How do I rate this book? I am giving this book most definitely 5 stars, two thumbs up, and all the highest praises!!!!

Would I change anything about this book? ABSOLUTELY NOT! It is the best contemporary Christian fiction novel that I have read since reading Karen Kingsbury’s books!  I give this emotional, witty, page turning book definite MUST READ recommendation!!!

You can purchase your copy of this AMAZING book by going here.

*This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for review.*



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