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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Scrapping Plans...Review

About the book:
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?

The 3rd book in the Sisters, Ink series by Rebeca Seitz. This one centers on the youngest sister, Joy, who was adopted as an infant from China. She is the quiet sister, the Martha Stewart wannabe with control issues. Joy desperately wants to have a baby, but fertility issues put a stress on her marriage.

The side plots include her sister Kendra's pending wedding and their widowed father's new romance with a woman very much unlike their mother. The sisters are close, sharing all aspects of their lives and having their traditional scrapping nights where they talk and conspire. Kendra and Tandy plot to run off their father's potential new wife and they all conspire to find out why Joy is withdrawn.

I really struggled with the writing and the lack of editing. The back cover blurb wasn't proofread either. The first sentence had an error in it and the remainder was made up of short, incomplete sentences. Blatant proofing errors really detract from the story.

Like the other books, this one is a light chick-lit story. However, it has some sober overtones as Joy and Scott work through their fertility struggles. The book alternates with first-person journal style chapters from Joy's point of view and third-person narratives. I found Joy's insights interesting, but somewhat melodramatic.

Like the other books in this series, it's predictable, with Christian faith-based lessons to be learned. I liked it. I didn't love it. I'd give it 2.5 stars if I could.

Thanks to First Wild Card for the opportunity to review this book. You can find out more about Rebeca Seitz here and here. You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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3/5 Stars

3 comments:

  1. We agree on this one. It was disappointing, and with such a potential...

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  2. I agree. I liked it. I was not gushing over it but it was enjoyable enough.

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  3. The idea of the book was intriguing, but then after reading the first chapter, I feel the same way. It's choppy that its distracting. I probably won't read this one. Thanks for the honest review!

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