Monday, December 28, 2009

Book Review: Sweet by and By

One of the great things about having a blog is that sometimes people will just give you things to review so that you can write about them.

That is the case with the book, ‘The sweet by and by. ‘This book was written by country singer Sara Evans. After I agreed to read and review this book and it showed up, I got kind of worried. It has all the look of a ‘chick lit’ book. And to a large extent it is.

 This is the story of Jade and how her life comes crashing in right before her wedding. As the story unfolds we learn both about Jade and her mother and the various choices that they made and how they have affected their life since then.  We see how worried Jade is that her past is ‘catching up with her’ and will ruin her perfect present with Max, her fiancĂ©e. What we find out is that Max isn’t really perfect either and that everyone has sides to them that aren’t always the prettiest.

My thoughts on this book are first off, this is a really great read. ‘chick lit’ or not, I really enjoyed this story. The realistic dialogue was especially refreshing. The way that the story is revealed a little at a time from both Jade and Beryl (the mother) is also a nice touch

But most of all I really liked how this story examined how we all have things in our lives that we wish others wouldn’t know about. And that we will never get past or over them until we face them head-on and rather then blame others and circumstances realize our own responsibility.

This being a first novel, I am hopeful that there will be others from Sara Evans.


GregHint said...

What I really love, is that right after this touching book is a photo of "Holy crap that's cool!". Awesome.

Cheri said...

I think I'll have to get this book. For me, and my girls.

Thanks for the chuckle Greg!