Monday, January 04, 2010

The Sweet By And By, by Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck

The Sweet By and By The Sweet By and By by Rachel Hauck

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the story of a girl named Jade who is getting ready to be married in only weeks while at the same time sorting through her very painful past. Her mother is free spirit, her father has been out of her life since she was 8, and she was forced to grow up way to fast and face heartache after heartache.

I enjoyed the story for the simple pleasure of reading. The story line was believable due to the craziness of today's world. It also has it's touching side of reconciliation and healing.

However, despite the feel-good message and charming characters, along with the not-so-charming ones, this book was overall shallow. It pains me to say this...but even with a cute cover and a well-known celebrity as the author, this book leaves much to be desired.

It's a fun story line to follow if you have nothing else to read and it's a lazy day (or sick day as was in my case) but if you have a list of books to read, save this one for last.

I would NOT recommend this for teen girls and would prefer you use your time to read something that will leave you with thoughts to "chew on" rather than just purely entertain...although this sad story is anything but "entertaining".

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This review copy was courtesy of Thomas Nelson.

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