Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Review: The Sweet By & By.

I just finished reading multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans, book The Sweet By & By. The book is coauthored by Rachel Hauck. A fictitious story of a girl named Jade with a lifetime of regret, secrets, and heartbreak, she captures your heart and your sympathy. As the date of her wedding to Max Benson is fast approaching she must face her past in order to move forward and have a chance at a future.

Twists and turns keep the story moving. This book will cause you to experience a multitude of emotions. A bit too predictable with your typical 'happy ending', the book has a certain 'feel good' element. Evans' attempt to put into words experiencing Christ for the first time has a bit of a fairy tale feel that's lacking believability. However, the grace, peace, and joy of redemption that Jade experienced from the freedom she finds in Christ is believable and relatable for those of us who have accepted grace for ourselves.

A good read for young, Christian girls and fans of Sara Evans alike. It was certainly worth the time and an easy read.


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