Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Coming Unglued by
"...tackles the dangers of an emotional affair and the very ugly fallout with authenticity and painful clarity."
Coming Unglued is the second novel in Rebeca Seitz' series about scrap booking sisters, Tandy, Kendra, Meg and Joy. Adopted by loving parents, the diverse women are now searching for their place in the world. This is Kendra' story.
Kendra Sinclair is a successful artist whose ebullient personality hides a woman tormented by her childhood, the memories of her birth mother and the men she brought home.
Wooed by Darrin, a musician who hopes to create a new life with her, Kendra finds herself pursuing an emotional entanglement with another man - a man she has no right to be with. Driven by her desperate need for love and acceptance but feeling unworthy of such love from a "good" man, Kendra follows a path certain to crush her spirit, lose the respect of her sisters and destroy a man already scarred by his wife's betrayal.
Don't let the cute cover deceive you! Hidden in the pages and intertwined with humour, fun characters and sisterly love, is the very timely issue of a woman looking for love in all the wrong places for all the wrong reasons. Rebeca Seitz tackles the dangers of an emotional affair and the very ugly fallout with authenticity and painful clarity. Rebeca brings a uniqueness to her story with a woman as the betrayer rather than the betrayed and her characters' responses, ranging from anger and bitterness to forgiveness, have a genuineness that is refreshing.
Kendra's vacillation between the two men despite being aware of her wrong behaviour is excruciatingly real as are the terrible emotional scars she bears from her childhood. I did get impatient halfway through the book waiting for the other shoe to drop for Kendra, and for Tandy to stop being Bridezilla, but Rebeca's writing talent and stellar ending were worth the wait. Readers of Tandy's story in Sisters, Ink will be delighted with her ongoing tale and the hints at the stories of Joy and Meg still to come.
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".