Sisters, Ink

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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,...

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Overview

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 oppor­tunity, 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

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Editorial Reviews

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Seitz hits the right note with the first book in her series featuring four adopted sisters sharing a love for scrapbooking. Tandy's character is fascinating, and readers will take to her and her desire to redeem her past. The romance is sweet and adds an extra dimension to the plot.
 
Melisa Parcel
Romantic Times Book Reviews

. . . a memorable tale of love, tough choices, truth and tears. I love the characters and family connection in this sweet story. It is passionate, if not intense."
 
Church Libraries
Winter 2007-2008

"An interesting tale starring an unhappy urbanized sibling finding love and happiness by returning to her urban roots."
 
"An entertaining tale with a fascinating concept of diverse adopted sisters who are also best friends always there for one another as affirmed by the theraputic scrapbooks they maintained."
 
Harriett Klausner
Klausner's Bookshelf
Midwest Book Review 

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. Daddy-and a lifetime of memories"). The timeworn cliché 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.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805446906
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Sisters, Ink Series , #1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,150,426
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebeca Seitz is the author of Prints Charming and the founder and president of Glass Road Public Relations, a company dedicated solely to representing novelists who write from a Christian worldview. She has previously worked with authors including Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Robin Jones Gunn, and Brandilyn Collins. Seitz lives with her husband and son in Fulton, Kentucky.
 

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Good book

    I picked this book up from the library. I had never heard of it before, but I loved it. I will probably buy the rest of them.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Sisters Ink

    Sisters Ink
    Rebecca Seitz
    2008
    B&H Publishing Group
    Fiction/Women/Scrapbooking
    www.sistersink.net

    Reviewed by Cindy Loven

    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!
    I could go on and on about this book, but I dont want to give away the story. ` 337 pages $14.99 US

    Some websites of interest.
    Http://sistersink.net
    http://PureEnjoyment.com
    http://bhpublishinggroup.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    If you love scraptbooking, you will LOVE this book

    AWESOME BOOK!! It took me a week to read this book. I loved the story line and characters! I just couldnt put it down. Rebeca Seitz is a great writer. I cant wait for new book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    Enjoyable read

    Sisterhood, romance, and conflicting career choices. Rebeca Seitz's new book Sisters, Ink has it all, including a delightful montage of characters. Sisters by adoption, the Sinclair girls--Tandy, Kendra, Meg and Joy--are as diverse 'and colorful' as the novelties in a scrapbooking catalog. But despite their differences, they are devoted to each other and their widowed father. The sisters lost their mother prematurely, but Marilyn Sinclair's memory is fittingly treasured and preserved through the girls' love of scrapbooking together. This book centers on Tandy Sinclair, a 30-year-old, career-driven attorney with a successful practice in Orlando. When Tandy returns home to rural Tennessee for an unexpected vacation, she learns that life has changed in her hometown of Stars Hill. Her father is dating and her ex-boyfriend, Clay Kelner, is back in town. It's a bit too much for Tandy to accept. Although Clay is gaga over her by the end of their two- week romantic reunion, she resists the notion that they should make permanent plans, and she returns to Orlando. How any girl could think twice about Clay's proposal is a mystery, because Seitz has crafted the perfect young hero. Fortunately, Tandy uses her head to figure out a puzzle her heart couldn't resolve, and... Well, the rest is best memorialized in a 12' x 12', refillable wedding scrapbook with lots of white tulle and lace embellishments.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting tale

    In Orlando, Florida, thirtyish attorney Tandy Sinclair knows logically that she has come a long way from her homeless childhood, but emotionally remains insecure though she hides her doubts at work. Still she works incredible hours at Meyers, Briggs and Stratton keeping clients out of jail and off her to insure the fat check keeps coming. However, the Hope House embezzlement case places Tandy in a morality strait jacket. Her client Harry Simons admitted his guilt of taking funds that target the homeless. Tandy takes a leave of absence to return home to Stars Hill, Tennessee where her three adopted sisters Meg, Kendra, and Joy still reside. The trio advises their sibling to reconsider her life goals as defending the guilty is ripping her gut even if it keeps her from sleeping on a beach. They also encourage her to give her former boyfriend Clay Kelner a second chance. Through all this her sisters show her the good times commemorated in scrapbooks some electronic. --- The first SISTER¿S INK book (three to follow) is an interesting tale starring an unhappy urbanized sibling finding love and happiness by returning to her rural roots. The story line is at its best when Tandy argues for a pragmatic look at life especially the plight of the homeless shaving, deodorant, and change of clothing are not easily accessible. The use of scrapbooks is a fascinating way to look back on the past without dwelling to long however that technique is overdone and eventually feels intrusive. Still this is an entertaining tale with a fascinating concept of diverse adopted sisters, who are also best of friends always there for one another as affirmed by the therapeutic scrapbooks they have maintained. --- Harriet Klausner

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