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Overview When she is forced to take some time off work, attorney Tandy Sinclair heads for her small Tennessee hometown of Stars Hill and the comfort her father and three sisters can provide, but things do not turn out as she expects.
Publishers Description "Sisters," Inkmarks the first in a series of novels written by, for, and about scrapbookers. At the center of the creativity and humor are four unlikely young adult sisters, each separately adopted during early childhood into the loving home of Marilyn and Jack Sinclair. Ten years after their mother Marilyn has died, the multi-racial Sinclair sisters (Meg, Kendra, Tandy, and Joy) still return to her converted attic scrapping studio in the small town of Stars Hill, Tennessee, to encourage each other through life's highs and lows. Book one spotlights headstrong Tandy, a successful yet haunted attorney now living back in Orlando where she spent the first eight years of her life on the streets as a junkie's kid. When a suddenly enforced leave of absence at work leads her to an extended visit with her sisters in Stars Hill, a business oppor-tunity, rekindled romance, and fresh understanding of God's will soon follow. Endorsements: "What more can any woman want? "Sisters, Ink "weaves the love of sisters, the fun of scrapbooking, and a romance as sugary and tingling as "Sweet Home Alabama. "A must read for those who love southern fiction."--DiAnn Mills, author of """Leather and Lace" and "When the Nile Runs Red"
"""Fun . . . funny . . . fantastic Rebeca Seitz has brought together scrapbooking and sisterhood in a lively romp, with a love for going home again."--Eva Marie "Everson"," coauthor of The Potluck Club" series
From Publishers Weekly Seitz (Prints Charming) continues to integrate fiction and scrapbooking themes in her new chick lit series, with mixed results. Thirty-year-old Tandy Sinclair is a hotshot attorney in Orlando, Fla., who is trying to quell memories of her homeless childhood. When an ethical dilemma causes Tandy to take a leave of absence from work, she heads home to the small town of Stars Hill, Tenn. There, she runs into her hunky high school sweetheart, who has started a band and now runs a cafe. Tandy's three adopted and diverse sisters (in an equal-opportunity contrivance that feels forced, one is Asian, one African-American and one Caucasian) urge Tandy to re-evaluate her priorities and give her old flame a second chance. References to scrapbooking are worked into as many scenes as possible, which will please hobbyists. However, problems plague the novel, including prolonged passages, lengthy back-to-back dialogue and too much mechanical detail. Other passages are breathlessly dramatic (Daddy waited down that winding gravel path. Daddyand a lifetime of memories). The timeworn clich of the city girl returning home to the country to find love and wisdom is in full force, and the ending holds no surprises. Plans call for each book in the series to feature a different sister; readers will hope subsequent installments have more substance. (Jan.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Sisters, Ink (Scrapbooker's Series #1) by Rebeca Seitz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 10/01/2007 page 38
CBA Retailers - 12/01/2007 page 36
Romantic Times - 02/01/2008 page 65
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Studio: B&H Fiction
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 7.01" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Series Sisters INK
Series Number 1
ISBN 0805446907 ISBN13 9780805446906
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 Sisters, Ink (Scrapbooker's Series #1)?
Scrapping Sisters Mar 11, 2010
I seem to be on a crafting kick in my reading choices lately. Books about knitting, quilting, crafts in general and now scrap booking. I don't do any of these, nor do I really have any interest in them, but I do like reading about the relationships that form due to close friendships that come from these hobbies. In this series, four adopted sisters bond together because of their love of scrap booking as well as love for each other and their family as a whole. I liked the aspect of the book and the fact that the girls are from different cultures. It's nice to read a Christian fiction book where color is not an issue, Kendra even dates a white guy who doesn't care about her ethnicity.
To be honest though, there were times when I did feel the story to be very cliched. I'm never a fan of the girl who has good job in big town and then gives it all back for family and finds romance back home in small town. Not that there's anything wrong with helping out family but I don't like it when guilt or manipulation is used to turn the character away from dreams they've had all their life. Also I am never a fan of using a guy to get a girl to come back to their roots. I wasn't really moved by Tandy and Clay's relationship. It seemed to me that they were picking up right where they left off and didn't have too much chemistry together for this book. Clay seemed like the type of guy who expected Tandy to do everything for him and didn't think much of what her plans or feelings might be. Also while I was very excited that there was a multi-racial cast, I felt at times that the women were not very realistic. I have sisters and we are close but we don't constantly refer to ourselves as the sisters in third person all the time, in fact it's very rare that we do.
This is the first book so the characters are not very fleshed out but I will assume by the next few books we will get to know everyone a little bit better. I didn't know much about scrap booking before and to be honest this book didn't really help me understand it any more. However those who do enjoy the pastime will like hearing about others who do get a kick out of the hobby. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series because I do like the concept of the series and am eager to read more about this diverse and unique family.
Enjoyable Start Oct 27, 2009
A good start to what I'm discovering is a great series now that I'm done with book two and a few chapters into three. With this book you can tell the writer is still getting to know her characters with some of the history not as fleshed out as it should be but its a good start with a wholesome feel. It was enjoyable and set the stage for the rest of the series by introducing all the characters to you.
Sisters Ink Jun 22, 2009
A runner, that is what Tandy Ann Sinclair's sisters keep calling her, and she does not understand why. Tandy is running from life, from a life with the man she is in love with, from life in a small town, from the memories of her mother. Running. But she is getting tired of running and this wonderful book, is the story of Tandy.
Sisters Ink, four sisters, all different, all adopted into a family of love. Four sisters who love to scrapbook any chance they can. Two married sisters, two single sisters. This book is a beautiful story of life. Tandy is intent on fulfilling her mother's dreams and her dreams, she think, but soon realizes, she might not have really understood what her mother was wanting for her.
Follow along as Tandy re-connects with her high school love, and learns the importance of her family. Rebecca Seitz, has captured the very essence of Tandy, you will feel like you know her personally by the end of this book. This book is another one of B&H's amazing books from Pure Enjoyment. This is the second book I have reviewed from them, and I just love their books, MOST definitely a 5 star rating book. Family friendly, girlfriend friendly! [...]
A cute story. Feb 14, 2009
Another cute story from Rebeca Seitz. I'd give it 2.5 stars. It's an easy read, and a "sequel" to Prints Charming, which plays off the "sisters" idea. A story about a multi-cultural family: each of the 4 sisters is adopted. Their mother has died, but all the girls love scrapbooking, just as she did. This book centers on Tandy, the red-head. She has a high-powered law career in Florida, but after a forced visit back to her small hometown, she is torn with what direction her life should take. Her sisters each have their own life, but they are close and they all support one another. Predictably, she meets up with the boy next door. You know, the one who broke her heart in high school, but the one she still loves.
The story is light, full of pop culture references, with plenty of Christian-faith lessons to be learned. I hope the author is getting a kick-back for all her advertising of scrapping products and mention of scrapping celebrities. While I liked it, I wouldn't call it stellar, but it is entertaining. It's a light, easy, chick-lit read, with a predictable, happy ending. And from what I can tell, each sister is most likely going to have her own follow-up story. I may read these follow-ups, I may not.
Fun Read! Oct 13, 2008
I'm not a scrapbooker at all. But I heard from a friend that this was a fun read. Once I started reading it I couldn't put this book down. The characters are so real and fun. It is very lighthearted and makes me wish I had sisters growing up. Don't miss out on this fun and interesting book. You won't be disappointed.