Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks
B&H Fiction (July 1, 2008)
I fell in love with this series partway into the first book. Rebeca throws a little of this and a dash of that into these books here and there to come up with a smorgasbord of emotions that somehow all end up fitting quite well into the story. This does make for a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the reader but then I'd much rather have that than a dull, drab story that really doesn't move much at all.
As with Tandy's story in the first book, Kendra's story in Coming Unglued gives the reader a chance to really get to know both her and what goes on behind the masks people wear. Kendra likes to be the one calling the shots so to speak as she never really had any say in things growing up and it turns out her aversion to her mother's choices that affected her wasn't just juvenile rebellion. Despite knowing the outcome for her mother, Kendra still ends up getting herself in over her head and having to find a way out with God's help. Of course to get to that point she has to admit that she has issues in the first place then take action to involve God in redeeming her previous poor choices and moving on to better ones.
Once again Seitz imbues her characters with reality to the point of living on in a reader's imagination well beyond closing the book and in my case beyond the reading of other books since as well. I'm looking forward to Meg and Joy's stories in the next installments of Sisters Ink. (ISBN#9780805446913, 320pp, $14.99)
See this post for an excerpt and more links about the book and Rebeca.