12/30/2009

The Sweet By and By

Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck
2009
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/Christian/Romance

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Jade Freedom Fitzgerald is getting married.  Marrying a young lawyer, Max Benson from Whisper Hollow TN.  A match she feels very unworthy of, although Jade feels unworthy of nearly everything.  She has major baggage she is carrying from her childhood.  The daughter of a original flower child/hippie lawyer the actions of her parents have left huge scars in Jade.  Scars she has tried to bury deep within her to never be dealt with. 
As wedding preparations take place however, old wounds start to resurface, as her mother-in-law to be pushes Jade to invite her mother to the wedding, and Jade's mom shows up three weeks early.  Pre-marital counseling reveals to Jade that there are things she is definitely holding on to.  Will Max and Jade make it down the aisle, to be wed and to live happily ever after?  This book is a story of a wild tale of seemingly bad luck.  Poor Jade, if it is something bad that can possibly happen, it does happen.  Three full weeks of scrambling around trying to make everything right that has appeared from her past and that is major wrong, has Jade stretched to the point of snapping.
Sara Evans and Rachel Hauk have brought us a modern day fairy tale, the princess meets her prince and longs to live happily ever after.  However the monsters and dragons they face are the haunting hurts of a past.  A book that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning (ask me how I know). 305 pages $19.99 US 4 stars

This book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment of any type was received for this review. 

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