Sunday, December 20, 2009

Review: The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauk

Book Summary: (from amazon)

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.
My Review:
I Will have to say WOW! This book was fantastic and probably one of the most emotion-stirring storis I've read in a long time!
It's a beautifully writen and heartwrenching story about life, love, and faith. "The Sweet By and By" also teaches us about family relationships and how some things are more important in life than holding grudges. The writers did a wonderful job in geting the story to us in an emotional way. I could feel the character's pain and love throughout the storytelling. This book really hit a place in my heart.
I would reccommend that you go out NOW and get this book. I give it 5 stars all the way!
My Favorite Line from the book:
"There are no wrong choices; just a series of journeys and adventures"
**I received this book (as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review Program) in exchange for an honest review. No monetary compensation was involved. **

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Its on my must read list and I entered the giveaway at buuklvr81. Crossing my fingers :0)