A Must-Read; Spectacular Writing
I cannot begin to express how much I loved this book. Sara Evans is clearly more than a gifted singer - she is an incredibly gifted storyteller, and the caliber of her writing is encouraging and refreshing in a world where pretty much anyone can get a book deal. The characters in "The Sweet By and By" are fascinating, well-rounded, and truly relatable. Although the storyline seems simple and somewhat trite, there are layers to this story that run deep, and I was hooked me from the beginning - I literally could not put this book down. The dialogue is fresh and realistic, and the evolution of the protagonist had me both laughing out loud and crying. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys inspiring yet challenging fiction, who loves the English language, and who loves the aching beauty of a painful yet redeeming journey. I cannot wait to read the next two books in this series!
One note of caution: there are a few thematic elements that are not appropriate for younger readers. Although not gratuitous, content includes sexuality, drug use, and a semi-graphic description of abortion.
Published 8 months ago by bwoodward