Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston

October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Secret Sisters by Tristi PinkstonSecret Sisters
Series: Secret Sisters #1
Author: Tristi Pinkston
Genres: Cozy Mysteries
Pages: 278
Published: 2010
Publisher: Valor Publishing
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three-half-stars

Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and she learns that one family under her care is in financial trouble, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure they have what they need.

If that includes planting surveillance cameras in their home and watching them from a parked car in the woods, well, isn't that what any caring Relief Society president would do?

With the help of her counselors Arlette and Tansy, Ida Mae soon learns that there's more to the situation than meets the eye. It's all in a day's work for the Relief Society.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

If you’re looking for light-hearted, fun reading, Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston is for you. This first novel in a new series is hands down the funnest book I’ve read in a long time!

This book has all the elements I love in a story: mystery, suspense, murder, mayhem, a huge dose of humor, a hint of romance, snappy dialog, well-rounded characters, and a plot that keeps the pages turning. I was frustrated when I had to stop reading for any reason.

Ida Mae, the Relief Society President and the ring-leader of the Secret Sisters is a hoot—especially when she is trying not to judge others. She’s got a great heart and wants to do the right thing, but somehow she only seems to get herself deeper into trouble. I totally fell in love with her. Ida Mae is now my role model.

I also loved Arlette, another member of the group. She is so grumpy—we all know grumpy old women like her. But she’s not a stereotype. She has several endearing qualities and I was quite impressed with her when I discovered the reason behind her fanatical knitting.

And Ida Mae’s nephew, Ren? Well, I loved him too. This guy is like a total science nerd, but cute and funny. Without his help building electronic spying devices, the Secret Sisters would not have solved the mystery.

This book is thoroughly entertaining. I was reading Secret Sisters at the doctor’s office and found myself laughing out loud multiple times at some of Ida Mae’s comments and behaviors—to the annoyance of all the other people in the room. (Sorry.) (Not really.)

I recommend Secret Sisters to everyone as fun, entertaining summer reading. You can also read Ida Mae’s blog and become her Facebook friend.

Note: I read the original publication, which is no longer available. I’ve changed the links to the re-published book with a different cover.

About Tristi Pinkston

Tristi Pinkston is the author of twenty-six books (gulp), the mother of four fantastic children (no need to hold the applause), and the wife of one very, very patient man (who is definitely in a class by himself). She writes cozy mysteries, thrillers and historical fiction.

2 responses to “Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston

  1. This book sounds so fun. I’m dying to win a copy, but barring that, I’ll probably buy one at the Storymaker’s Conference this weekend. 🙂

    Thanks for the great review.

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