Every once in awhile a book comes along that you sit down to read and finish in a few hours. When I read the book "Secret Sisters" by Tristi Pinkston , that is exactly what I did. Here are a few reason's why:
1.The book is only 276 pages long.
2.This book is printed in the cutest format, similar to the "Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events" books. That is the only comparison between the two books.
3.The book is funny. You get enjoying yourself so much, that you lose track of time.
4. Tristi has written such colorful and engaging characters, you want to know more about them.
Here is a little look about "Secret Sisters" found on the back cover...
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.
Ida Mae is like no other Relief Society President that you have ever met. She cares a little too much and forgets to delegate. She tries to be the one to solve all of the problems in the ward. Even though there is a lot of humor in this book, Tristi also throws in serious and valid points about the gospel and our jobs as sisters in the gospel.
"Her calling was so much more than a to-do list. Behind every task she performed were real people, real trials and feelings. Some days, she tried to depersonalize so she could move forward without getting overwhelmed, but those days never went as well as the days when she threw herself into her calling heart and soul. Yes, she got overwhelmed, but she always found the strength she needed to keep moving. The errand of angels was given to women, but the angels didn't just turn the job over and leave. They stuck around and did whatever the could to help"
From that excerpt you can see how Tristi weaves serious with humor all in the same paragraph. The thing that made me laugh the most in the book was this...
"As they took their turn at the Dunn's that evening, he plinked away on the keyboard while Ida Mae immersed herself in the latest Whitney Award-winning novel"
This is what it says on her page about her:
"I love reading, cooking, and helping others. I love watching movies and getting involved in highjinks that no woman my age really should. I'm also the main fictional character in Tristi Pinkston's new series, "The Secret Sisters Mysteries."
After reading the book, you can go there and ask Ida Mae any question that you want. How often do you get to "interact" with a character out of a novel?
Overall, you will love reading "Secret Sisters". This is the first book in a series of books that will be written about the Secret Sisters.
I would like to thank Valor Publishing Group for my copy of "Secret Sisters". I receive
no compensation for giving this review.
Tristi is a regularly featured presenter at the annual LDS Storymakers Writers Conference and enjoys helping others learn how to fine-tune their writing skills. She also gives presentations on literacy, the Hole in the Rock pioneers, and the importance of honoring the talents you've been given.
Tristi is the author of three historical fiction novels and one contemporary mystery. "Secret Sisters" is her first novel with Valor Publishing Group.
If you would like to contact Tristi Pinkston there are several ways: