Monday, April 12, 2010


Tristi Pinkston

Fill your thermos with hot cocoa, stuff some chocolate chip cookies into a Baggie and grab a copy of The Bishop’s Handbook of Instructions. You’ll want easy access to all three as you begin your raucous romp with the dysfunctional Relief Society presidency in Valor Publishing’s new release, Secret Sisters, by five-time author Tristi Pinkston.

Pinkston’s heroine, Ida Mae Babbitt, a well-intentioned bulldozer of a Relief Society president, is a “git-er-done” kind of woman, and when ward and family stresses spike the Omni Ward bishop’s blood pressure, Ida Mae knows just what to do. The how-to-do-it is another issue, however, and with a directionless techno-prodigy of a nephew and her wacky presidency in tow, it’s “Lucy and Ethel meets a McGyver-dude” as Ida Mae and company make a literal Federal case out of a Visiting Teaching report!

Pinkston has created a vivid assortment of over-the-top, multi-dimensional characters, while carefully adding enough depth to endear them to the reader. The plot is pure whimsy with an unexpected twist at the end that will keep you scratching your head until the final page-turn. Pinkston has done a fine job of hitting the comedy and drama buttons while tugging on the heartstrings as well.

You may not want these ladies running your Relief Society, but you’ll enjoy the mayhem they stir up as they “protect and serve” their ward. For a delightful escape with some good chuckles thrown in, “Secret Sisters” by Valor Publishing, fills the bill.

“Secret Sisters” is available at Amazon and in Barnes and Nobles.

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee hee ... your description makes me want to read the book again. :) Thanks, Laurie!