Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The Sweet By and By ( A Book Review)
The Sweet By and By
By Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck
Book Description from the Publisher's website:
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.
This "Thoughtful Thursday", I chose this book because it seemed so right for the end of the year.
This is a first novel for Sara Evans and I think she did a great job.
It is a about Jade's self-discovery and her struggles for a sense of self.The process though painful, was necessary. She had to confront her past and deal with unresolved emotions.
A very moving story about forgiveness and hope.This book may cause you to take a close look at unresolved issues in your past dealing with them, then letting them stay in the past. Rather than running away from them.