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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Evans, Rachel Hauck Narrator: Lisa Seals Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Songbird Series Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781608145690
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It begins with a little red envelope—the one Jade doesn’t want to send. The envelope is letter to her mother, Beryl, inviting her to her wedding—and the letter opens up more of her past than she cares to deal with. Jade has worked so hard to put her hardscrabble childhood behind her.

Jade has found everything she wanted in the beautiful green hills of Whisper Hollow, Tennessee. A thriving vintage shop all her own. A lovely one-eyed shepherd dog named Roscoe. And Max, the almost-too-good-to-be-true man she plans to marry in just a few weeks. For the first time in her life, her heart feels at home, and she can’t wait to step out into their beautiful future.

But can she really have a sweet by and by if she can’t come to terms with yesterday?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Heartwarming…Comforting in that Southern way and inspirational without being too saccharine, Evans and Hauck’s first outing together shows promise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Using subtle inflections to differentiate characters, [narrator Lisa] Seals captures the players in this dysfunctional family and family-to-be with exquisite emotional detail that many will identify with.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edward Creter | 2/18/2014

    " It is meant for trash as so-called Christian lit. Sara should stick to singing. As for her claiming to being a Christian--where's the evidence? I don't see it! It belongs on the same shelf as William Shatner's attempts at the Hugo Award for best Sci-Fi! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natarsha | 2/17/2014

    " Awesome ending, x "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 2/13/2014

    " Wonderfully written book, about "life". It's so worth the read. Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerrica | 2/9/2014

    " While it was a little slow, this was a very sweet story and I will definately read the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/8/2014

    " This Sweet By and By is Sara Evans' first book and in my opinion she did great! This book had me hooked the entire time. It deals with the Skeletons in your Closet and how God can help you forgive and forget. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Peninger | 2/4/2014

    " For her first book and a simple story I thought it was good. It's an easy read and while simple includes some powerful messages about forgiveness and redemption. I felt myself semi-frustrated by it because I wanted it to go deeper, it has the potential to go deeper. But overall I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taunya | 1/24/2014

    " I think I was looking for another book by the same name or a similar name. This one is ok, it's a romance/finding Jesus novel co-written by the singer Sara Evans. In the interview she does at the beginning, she says that this is not her life story, just a novel she had in her head. I guess the moral is that with all life experiences that are bad, we need to forgive and move on in order to be happy...even when we are the victims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Jones | 1/16/2014

    " Great read. Could hardly put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " Easy read and cute story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mitzi | 1/15/2014

    " Took awhile to get into, but it was sweet. I think I even cried a little! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/3/2014

    " Spectacular story, great well developed characters, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 12/26/2013

    " Highly recommend, great book that teaches about forgiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Christensen | 12/23/2013

    " Wow, what a great story of forgiveness and how our past effects our future and just can't ignore it. A little too predictable but it was a fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 10/18/2013

    " This was an okay book with an ending filled with peace, which I liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/6/2013

    " Great book! I had no idea Sara Evans, the country singer, could write! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/18/2013

    " An east enjoyable read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 8/1/2013

    " Amazing! Jade is such a wonderful example of a smart, successful, woman of faith! Can't wait to see what is next for her!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/4/2013

    " The book began farily well but the climax was sort of anti-climatic. For all the build up to the climax of the story - it would have been better if the climax was as detailed as the other parts of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tenna | 12/7/2012

    " This was a fun, easy, cute read...nothing overly complicated but a delightful read nonetheless! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maygin | 9/17/2012

    " Honestly, I couldn't finish this book. I read about a third of it and lost all interest in the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/11/2012

    " I loved the story, but the audio made distinguishing between the characters a little difficult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C. Ohara | 4/21/2012

    " I liked how the author went back and forth from the past to the present to explain how the character felt at the time and explain what really happened or how Jade felt it happened. It flowed very well. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/17/2011

    " This was truly a sweet book. It had some intense aspects to the storyline- definitely not a cotton candy read, but was hopeful overall. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/11/2011

    " I was not sure that I would like this book. But once I picked it up I could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tish | 3/16/2011

    " Spectacular story, great well developed characters, loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edward | 2/10/2011

    " It is meant for trash as so-called Christian lit. Sara should stick to singing. As for her claiming to being a Christian--where's the evidence? I don't see it! It belongs on the same shelf as William Shatner's attempts at the Hugo Award for best Sci-Fi! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/21/2011

    " For her first book and a simple story I thought it was good. It's an easy read and while simple includes some powerful messages about forgiveness and redemption. I felt myself semi-frustrated by it because I wanted it to go deeper, it has the potential to go deeper. But overall I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/7/2010

    " Easy read and cute story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mitzi | 8/28/2010

    " Took awhile to get into, but it was sweet. I think I even cried a little! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 8/10/2010

    " It was good...lessons learned, life lived. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 6/16/2010

    " I had high hopes for this book but I just wasn't drawn in. The characters, with the exception of Beryl, were fairly boring and I just didn't care what happened to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/5/2010

    " I thought the emotional struggles of Jade were believable. The setting of a hippie mother was several years too late. For a novel with a Christian purpose, this book had more depth than most and it was enjoyable reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/22/2010

    " This was truly a sweet book. It had some intense aspects to the storyline- definitely not a cotton candy read, but was hopeful overall. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Anne | 4/18/2010

    " This book was just an enjoyable read. I liked the characters and their problems seemed realistic. "

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About the Author

Sara Evans is a multi-platinum recording artist and has been honored with numerous accolades, among them the 2006 Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for “Born to Fly.” She has been named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and won the hearts of television viewer’s as the first country star to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She is also a Cabinet Member of the American Red Cross.

About the Narrator

Lisa Seals is an audiobook narrator whose readings include The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans.