Sunday, April 4, 2010

Secret Sisters


I'm a people watcher--it's actually one of my favorite past times. I want to know people's back story--why they dress/act/or behave the way they do. Which is exactly why I was excited to read Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston because as the back cover says "Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy."

Ida Mae Babbit, isn't that a great name?, is one likable character. She's dedicated to a fault, extremely hardworking, and overall a no nonsense type of person. She's not perfect which makes her even better.

When Ida Mea and her Relief Society Presidency learn that a family in their ward is suffering they set out to get the whole story. The family assures Ida Mae that they are fine, but Ida Mae knows they're lying.

And that sets into motion a hilarious scheme to gather information.

First the newly formed "Secret Sisters" plant just a video camera to see if the family has enough to eat. When that doesn't get them the information they want, they add audio only to get more than they bargained for-- there is something going on that shouldn't.

To get to the bottom of the mystery, the "secret sisters" launch a whole new set of plans that include late-night patrols and planting a "spy" only to realize that they may have gotten themselves in over their heads.

Secret Sisters has a bevy of wonderful supporting characters that we can all relate to because we know someone like them. The way that each "Secret Sister" went about doing good was completly different and as the story progressed we, along with Ida Mae, we able to see the strengths of each sister and her service. But these characters were by non means without their faults, and maybe that is why I liked them so much. Their flaws somehow this increased their likability.

If you are looking for a delightful read filled with wonderful characters and a cute little mystery, that all the while celebrates the amazing work done by individuals as we look out for each other than Secret Sisters is just the title. Secret Sisters will make you want to do more and be more. My only complaint with the book, was that it was such a short read...but I guess that means I'll just have to wait until the next book comes out so I can read more about Ida Mae and the rest of the "Secret Sisters."

While this title was sent to me for free by Valour Publications, I was not paid to review this title. The review posted was my own.