Thursday, February 07, 2008

CFBA Tour - Sisters, Ink

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Sisters, Ink
Broadman & Holman Books (February 1, 2008)
Rebeca Seitz

This book was right up my wife's alley, as she loves to scrapbook. (I say she loves to buy scrapbooking stuff and look at it without using it, but this usually gets me in some sort of trouble...) Anyway, here is my special guest review from my beautiful bride Beccy!

Sisters, Ink is the start of a series about 4 adopted daughters who still get together to scrapbook as a way to connect their busy lives. This is the first in the series, and it follows Tandy, living a busy high-placed life of an attorney in a big city, while her family lives in a small town in Tennessee. Her life consists of a dog and many hours of work.

She hasn't been "home" for 3 years. When she arrives it brings back the joy of being home again: scrapbooking with her sisters, being with her dad, and reacquainting herself with her high school boyfriend.

As her two week visit changes life, she has to decide whether to go back to the big city or find her niche in a sleepy town.

This book had strong characters. The four sisters are distinct, and it was great to see the way this worked out. Even though they were all different, they still bonded as a family. The plot had a great romantic story along with the various family dynamics. I enjoyed the book from the viewpoint of a scrapbook fan, and I understood the lingo and the desire to get together socially and scrap. A weakness of the book was the beginning - it was very flowery with its description and ended up being distracting with its wordiness. Still, I enjoyed the book a lot, and would recommend it to my friends whether they scrapbook or not.

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