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 shw 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.
But it's all in a days work for the Relief Society.
The first thing I love about this book is its size. It is small enough to tuck right into a purse without adding bulk and weight. And that is a good thing because once I started reading, I didn't want to stop so being able to take it with me as I shuttled kiddos around was a good thing.
The second thing I love about Secret Sisters is the laugh out loud story.
Ida Mae, Tansy, and Arlette really have no choice when it comes to spying. Think of the babies. Without milk. What else is there to do?
Throw in an unknown guy in a suit in a strange car coming and going at odd hours, envelopes of money- too much for a first day on a new job- an endless supply of hot chocolate, an electronics whiz nephew, and a cute unattached granddaughter and things begin to take on a life of their own.
Oh, and don't forget a sherrif that refuses to believe something is going on in his sleepy little town. Really, if he had just listened to begin with Ida Mae and gang would not have had to do anything more than take in a pan of cheesy potatoes.
Now, the one thing I didn't like- it was really hard to stifle my need to laugh outloud when I was reading in public.
If you want a fun and funny read, pick up Secret Sisters today. You won't be sorry.
Hardcover: 260 pages
Publisher: Valor Publishing Group; 1st edition (March 16, 2010)