Sara Evans Borrows ‘Sweet’ Title From Sarah Buxton
"We were listening to songs for the new record, [and] there was a song that I absolutely loved that I thought about recording by Sarah Buxton," explains Sara. "It's called 'The Sweet By and By,' and then I ultimately decided that it didn't fit for this record, but we loved it for the title of this book. That's what the old hymn 'Sweet By and By' means. In the end, everything will be fine. And that's what we hope for Jade." Jade is the lead character in the inspirational book about a woman who feels the need to re-connect with her hippie mom and eccentric sister prior to her impending wedding in the hopes of reconciling her past, present and future.
Jade will also have to rely on a higher power to get her through some very uncomfortable scenarios. "She is finding her relationship with God," Sara tells The Boot. "She is gonna learn more and more that she's loved, even if she had her heart broken as a teenager, even if her dad had abandoned her, and things you're gonna find out about her husband. She is gonna have to depend on her relationship with Jesus ... to get her through it."Sara says the first book, in a series of four, is exciting, but nothing compared to the second one, 'Softly and Tenderly.' "The second one is really just where everything just kind of like, 'Omigosh, this cannnot be happening to her!'" In the meantime, the Missouri songbird is putting the finishing touches on her new album. She's hopeful to release the first single from the project in the coming months.