Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Sweet By and By - a book review

The Sweet By and By, by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

Jade tries to leave her past behind in her new life, which includes a hot, rich fiancé and a successful vintage business. Secret skeletons, hippie mothers, and big-mouth little sisters tend to turn up without warning, though. Jade needs to find redemption and absolution before the day of the quickly-approaching wedding, but if it could go wrong, it did.

Authentic characters make the story realistic, although the fiancé seems a bit too good to be true. Jade grew stronger and worked through her problems, but her conversion experience seemed a bit flighty and insubstantial. This story had me laughing, crying, and sympathizing with the whole cast. It was a pleasant, quick read that I would recommend to my fellow fiction readers.

I’m a member of Thomas nelson’s Book Review Blogger program and they provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review.