Thursday, January 7, 2010

Spotlight on THE SWEET BY AND BY by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

I'm offering this spotlight on a new book by country singer Sara Evans cowritten with Rachel Hauck. I think creative people can express themselves in more than one art form. The book's description really appeals to me, and Ms. Evan's co-author, Rachel Hauck, has written several books and won numerous awards. Unfortunately, I didn't receive my review copy in time to post my review to coincide with the book's release (January 5th) as I agreed to do. But rather than wait until I'm done reading it, I thought I thought I'd let you all know about it now in case it sounds good to you, too! I'll post my review in a few days.

Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover, 272pp
Sales Rank: 46,623
ISBN-13: 9781595544896
ISBN: 1595544895

Description (from the publisher):
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.

"All my songs tell a story. But this one’s special. My first novel. A story about Jade. Her search for real love, her one-eyed mutt, hippie mother, and quirky vintage shop." - Sara Evans

Click here to view the Reading Group Guide.

Click here to visit the website of Rachel Hauck.

Biography (from the publisher):
Multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans has garnered such honors as ACM's Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA's Video of the Year, named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," and the first country star to compete in ABC's Dancing with the Stars.


librarypat said...

I will have to look into this one for our book club.
Since we are in TN, It should interest the group.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

OH I heard that she was doing a book! I love Sara Evans, she is one of our favorite singers! I will have to go buy this one. Thanks for letting me know it was out.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Pat & Wendy: I'm a few chapters into it now and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. Wish I could just stay home today and finish it!

Jenners said...

I can see that songwriting could lead to writing a book ... unlike other "artistic" professions like acting.

Zibilee said...

This sounds like a book I would like to give a try to. I like the fact that the author has experience in two different creative outlets and would be interested in knowing more about her as a singer and an author.

Sandee61 said...

I'm a follower. Please enter me in your giveaway for Sara's book. I've been dying to read it. I'm a fan of her music too. Thank you!