Item description for Scrapping Plans (Scrapbookers, Book 3) by Rebeca Seitz...
Overview "Joy is a control freak. And proud of it. But when her life's carefully designed plan hits obstacles even she can't overcome, Joy isn't sure what to do. Turn to her sisters for help, of course. But she's always let Kendra, Meg, and Tandy have the spotlight. Which has left her ill-prepared to seek out their support when she needs it most. Besides, the sisters are too busy to even notice Joy's in trouble! Between Kendra's approaching wedding, Daddy's blossoming romance, and another sister seeing the pink line on her pregnancy test--life is SO unfair!--Joy is left feeling like what she's always been: the sister in the background..."--p.  of cover.
Publishers Description "Scrapping Plans "is book three in the SISTERS, INK series of novels for women. At the heart of each story are four unlikely sisters, each separately adopted into the loving home of Marilyn and Jack Sinclair where they still meet as adults in their late mother's attic to work on scrapbook projects and work through life together.
The focus moves now to youngest sister Joy who was adopted from China as an infant. Always the quiet one, she and her husband's struggle with infertility is being drowned out by sister Kendra's wedding day, her daddy's new romance, and another Sinclair sister who may see that double pink line on a pregnancy test before Joy does.
Will a trip back to China help Joy understand that God's timing is perfect, and His plans are the ones to follow?
Citations And Professional Reviews Scrapping Plans (Scrapbookers, Book 3) by Rebeca Seitz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 02/01/2009 page 60
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2009
Publisher B&H Books
Series Sisters INK
Series Number 3
ISBN 0805446923 ISBN13 9780805446920
Availability 0 units.
More About Rebeca Seitz
Rebeca Seitz loves to scrapbook (while drinking copious amounts of caffeine). And read. And write. And sew. And quilt. And learn. And hang out with girlfriends. And laugh. And tell stories about her crazy husband and crazier kiddos. And...well, by then the caffeine's worn off and she heads to bed. She's been in the publishing industry for many years as a literary publicist, securing media placement in places like The Today Show and USA Today for astounding authors of amazing fiction.
In 2006, after opening the doors of her own PR firm, getting married to the love of her life Charles, and giving birth to her first child, Anderson DeBoard, Rebeca decided to reach beyond publicity and join the ranks of Christian novelists. Together with Alive Communications, she sold her first novel specifically for the scrapbooking world, Prints Charming, to Thomas Nelson Publishers. Creating a world of girlfriends and scrapbooking was such fun, she then signed on to write four more scrapbooking novels, this time for B&H Publishing Group (LifeWay). Sisters, Ink (Scrapbooker's Series #1) the first novel in the series, released in February 2008. A second book in the series, Coming Unglued, released later that year.
With the caffeine at maximum levels, Rebeca also finished her Master's degree at Murray State University, gave birth to her second child, Ella Christie, and was honored to move her representation to the Steve Laube Literary Agency.
Two more novels, Scrapping Plans (Scrapbookers, Book 3) and later Perfect Piece, hit stores in 2009. After crafting a world where women came together to scrapbook, Rebeca realized how important her girlfriends were to her stability and growth as a wife and mom and her enjoyment of this adventure we call, "life." When she moved to a new area, she learned just how hard it can be to find those kinds of girlfriends and - being her usually over-caffeinated self - decided to help other women in the same predicament. Thus, Sisters, Ink the community was born.
These days, you can find Rebeca under the oak trees in her front yard, yelling at the laptop as she works on her next novel. If she's not there, check the backyard or the lake. Or, okay, the kitchen - chocolate stash is on top of the fridge. And if you happen to hear kiddo giggles, you might want to go to the barn in her back pasture - I'll bet she and her little ones have found another batch of kittens.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Scrapping Plans (Scrapbookers, Book 3)?
Disappoinating at what could have been a great read Mar 17, 2010
When I first picked up this book, I was very excited. There aren't many Christian fiction books that feature an Asian American as the lead character (or even background characters really). Therefore I was really excited to finally see another POC character in the spotlight.
Sadly, I was little disappointed as to how Joy's character was handled. First off, she's adopted. Now I understand that all the girls in the series are adopted which is the purpose of the series. But I swear, except for a handful of books, every time there's an Asian American character in Christian fiction, she has to be either adopted, an immigrant or mixed race. Why can't anyone write about American born Asian characters? That aside, I got disturbed by several characteristics about Joy. One, out of all the characters she's the only one that's extremely neat and orderly and disciplined, something that's usually a stereotype of Asian characters. Second, I was very extremely disturbed to read this line "Is it odd that I love French food yet Chinese blood runs through my veins?" Why in the world would that be odd??!!! Just because you're Asian means you HAVE to like Asian food? Believe it or not, I know some white folks that love Asian food and hate typical American food, tell me is that weird?? It was just blatant stereotyping which I detest reading.
It's sad because I enjoyed for the most part the rest of the book. Infertility is an issue that many couples face and it's hard on both of them. I understand the frustrations between both Joy and her husband and why each other doesn't want to face the reality that something might be wrong. It's something that no couple wants to have to deal with and it's always hard when everyone else around you seems to be having babies except for you. I wish that there had been more about Joy's visit to China as I always love reading about travels. What we got was really good (especially the bit about the food) but I would have love to read more. Another plot of the book involved Tandy and Kendra (Meg is notably absent for the most part in this book) trying to figure out their feelings involving their father's girlfriend. Personally, I felt they were acting like brats considering they are both either married or about to get married and their father has been a widower for awhile. They have their own lives to worry about so I'm not sure why they kept interfering with other people's lives.
Something I thought was interesting was that there was no mention at all about what race/ethnicity Scott is in the entire book. Yet on the book of the book he is portrayed as an Asian man. Not a big deal, but interesting as nothing of that is mentioned at all. Just wondering if it was an assumption that because Joy was Asian she would have to marry an Asian man?
Overall, I felt that the issues I talked about earlier really affected me from getting into the story. I wanted to gel with the characters and dive into their stories but lines like what I mentioned hindered me from it. Other people might not be as affected by it like I did, but as an Asian American female who doesn't see a lot of portrayals of other Asian American in Christian fiction, it is a big deal for me. I was sad at how it was treated because otherwise the story would have more impact on me as a reader.
Scrapping Plans Jun 23, 2009
Scrapping Plans Rebeca Seitz 2009 B&H Publishing Group Fiction/Chicklit/Scrapbooking www.sistersink.net
Reviewed by Cindy Loven
Weddings, travels, babies, oh my goodness, whatever are these sisters up to this time? Sisters Ink is going strong, the business is doing great, Tandy and Clay are married, Kendra is planning her wedding with Darin, and Joy and Scott are having a baby. Sister Meg is keeping everyone calm and in line, while battling her own issues, with headaches that are coming more often. Trouble is brewing though, the Sinclair sisters are in a snit, Daddy Sinclair is seeing way too much of a certain spiky haired woman for their comfort, so they are working on a plan to fix things, and as usual for the Sisters Ink, it blows up in their face. You will follow along with the sisters, as they try to un-do their doings, solve each others problems, face trials and crises, and travel. I must add this, infertility is a delicate issue, and it is faced very head on, in this book, there are things about infertility in this book that will make you cry. This story is very heart rendering, but it is a wonderful book and Rebeca Seitz has once again showed us, that she is a wonderful author who handles the problems people face in life, with great faith and determination. Another 5 star rating book, and truly a book that is worth sitting down to read, and sharing with your friends. Great job to Rebeca and to B&H Publishing Group!! 311 pages [...] Some websites of interest [...]
Another great one from the scrapping sisters Mar 13, 2009
I have enjoyed each of the books in this series; can't wait for the last one with Meg. This book focuses on Joy and her struggle to get pregnant. It is a good read with all sorts of emotions - happiness, sorrow, excitement, etc. If you liked the first two, you will like this one too.
Scrapping Plans Mar 7, 2009
I love this author, she writes wonderfully. I'm looking forward to her next book in the series.
Ok read, lacks credibility Feb 25, 2009
I just happened to come by this book while researching infertility topics at our local library. When I saw that it was a fiction novel dealing with the topic, I thought "Great something to take my mind off the medical aspects of infertility."
The book was ok, not one of the most compelling ones I have ever read. My big problem with it was the author's lack of research into infertility treatments. You would think that if she was going to write a book about a woman's struggle with something as personal as infertility she would have done even the smallest amount of research. At least talked with some women dealing with it. Or perhaps find out the correct treatment steps. It's evident she did not.
Bottom line - if you are struggling with infertility, don't get suckered into reading this book. It just leaves you feeling annoyed!