The Sweet By and By (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
78 Reviews

It begins with a little red envelope . . .

. . . the one Jade doesn’t want to send. The envelope that invites her mother, Beryl, to her wedding—and opens up more of her past than she cares to deal with. Jade has worked so hard to put her hardscrabble childhood behind her.

And she’s 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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The prose flowed and was easy to understand. - Christianbook.com
I liked the pacing of the book a great deal. - Goodreads
A very satisfying ending to a very good book. - Goodreads
Evans writing is engaging and simply southern. - Christianbook.com
It is defiantly a page turner. - Christianbook.com

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User Review  - ecataldi - LibraryThing

This was a cute, heart wrenching, and mildly predictable but still enjoyable christian romance. Country singer, Sara Evans, and Rachel Hauck team up to write this sappy, endearing novel about ... Read full review

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User Review  - marie1990 - LibraryThing

The main character in this story is Jade Fitzgerald who is about to get married to Max Benson. They made a promise to each other that their pasts were in the past but there are things which Jade hasn ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
One
5
Two
17
Three
29
Four
41
Five
45
Six
59
Seven
67
Nineteen
179
Twenty
195
Twentyone
211
Twentytwo
219
Twentythree
231
Twentyfour
237
Twentyfive
251
Twentysix
263

Eight
75
Nine
85
Ten
95
Eleven
107
Twelve
113
Thirteen
119
Fourteen
131
Fifteen
143
Sixteen
151
Seventeen
163
Eighteen
175
Twentyseven
271
Twentyeight
281
Twentynine
291
Thirty
297
Epilogue
303
Acknowledgments
306
Reading Group Guide
308
EXCERPT FROM Softly Tenderly One
312
About the Authors
328
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Sara M. Evans is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught women's history since 1976. She has served as director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, is chair of the department of history, and is a member of the national boards of the American Studies Association and the Organization of American Historians. The author of "Born for Liberty" and "Personal Politics" and the coauthor of "Free Spaces" and "Wage Justice, " she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

RITA Finalist and Carol Award winner Rachel Hauck was recently chosen by Family Fiction readers as one of the top five romance authors in CBA. She has written more than fifteen novels, including the acclaimed Songbird novels with multi-platinum country singer Sara Evans. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband, and writes from her ivory tower (her office really is in a tower?and it's painted ivory!).

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