The Sweet By and By
By Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck
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.
I have really enjoyed this book. When I saw it was co-authored by Rachel Hauk, I knew I would enjoy it. The book is easy to read and hard to put down. It drives home the point that you just cannot outrun your past, no matter have hard you try. Your past is part of who you are. This book also shows how you can be forgiven for your past mistakes and how relationships can be mended. I understand there are more books to come in this series and I look forward to reading them.
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