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.
On March 8th, Mandi reviewed a book called Targets in Ties. It was the fourth book in a series that looked promising. So I checked out the first book, Secret Sisters, and decided to give it a try. What a fun, crazy romp through LDS culture! The book made me laugh out loud! Determined Ida Mae, perpetually positive Tansy and the ever-grumpy Arlette are hilarious as the Relief Society presidency, with young mother Hannah as their secretary. They keep finding themselves ever more deeply involved in something...they just don't know what! And along the way they pull in some friends to help - Ida Mae's nephew Ren, Arlette's granddaughter Eden and even Omni's own bumbling police department.
I really had a great time reading this book, and it was a quick read which is sometimes really nice. And the characters were great, although at first I had a really hard time remembering who was who. And I've noticed that in the second book, the writing is a little bit tighter - there were a few places that things didn't flow as nicely as I would have liked in this one. I didn't realize that Tristi Pinkston had written so many books! I'm going to have to go check out a few more of them! But not until I finish the Secret Sisters series! =]
Four and a half hilarious stars!