THE SWEET BY AND BY
Country star Evans collaborates with Hauck for a meaningful first novel. Although the story starts off a bit slow and ordinary, the plot soon picks up. The raw emotions of the characters and true-life
situations will resonate with readers.
A few weeks before her wedding to Max Benson, Jade Fitzgerald is struggling with whether to invite her estranged mother, Beryl. A free spirit, Beryl often left Jade with her grandparents while she was growing up. Jade wants to keep her past in the past, but it keeps rearing its ugly head. Jade and Max must see if their relationship can withstand some long-buried secrets, and Jade must confront her issues with her mother before it's too late. (THOMAS NELSON, Aug., 272 pp., $19.99)