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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Review of:" Secret Sisters" by Tristi Pinkston

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...
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.

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"

There are so many little things like that thrown into the book, that truly show Tristi's great sense of humor.

Ida Mae even has her own facebook page. Here is her profile picture:

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 Pinkston is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooler, media reviewer, obsessive blogger, editor, author, and headless chicken. She's married to her first and only boyfriend, Matt Pinkston, and together they have four adorable children--Caryn, Ammon, Joseph, and Benjamin.

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:

Email Tristi
Tristi's Blog: Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
Tristi's Website:
Facebook: Tristi's Facebook Page
Twitter: Follow Tristi on Twitter

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1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Recently became friends with you on Goodreads and saw your blog so thought I'd pop by and check it out. I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing what you are up to. I have a book blog too, although not LDS specific. I have enjoyed Tristi's books too. Great review.



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