Scrapping Plans (Sisters, Ink series) by Rebeca Seitz
B & H Publishing Group, January 2009
Synopsis: (from publisher)
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 may lead us in unexpected directions?
A little over a year ago (whenever it came out), I read Printz Charming by Rebeca Seitz. For reasons I can’t even remember anymore, I wasn’t all that impressed. I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading Scrapping Plans – I definitely didn’t expect to love it, especially since I jumped into the middle of the series without knowing what was going on. But I do love it! There’s something about these four women that really caught and pulled me into their circle. I admired their family unity despite problems that might arise, and loved that they were completely frank with each other. I wasn’t able to fully relate to Joy’s problems when it came to infertility and depression, but I really really felt for her and with her as I read her thoughts. The way the author shows Joy’s heart is truly superb. I feel the book was worth it just for the peek into Joy’s life and and her travels in China as she got to know the country she was born in. But the glimpses we see of the sisters’ lives made me want to read the rest of the series – and I fully intend to! Someday. When I don’t have a pile of books to be reviewed haunting my every thought. ;-)
You don’t have to be a scrapbooking queen to enjoy Scrapping Plans, but if you are it’ll only be that much more enjoyable for you! Happy reading!
Read the first chapter HERE.