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.
The book will be launched on March 16th up at the Gateway Barnes and Noble, and to count down the days, we're going to have a little fun!
First of all, there's an awesome prize. The winner of my contest will receive:
A bag of lavender-scented potpourri A white lace doily A copy of "Secret Sisters," autographed to them A $25.00 gift certificate to Amazon.com And ... and ... The chance to read the sequel before anyone else on earth, except for my editor and critique group
How amazing is that??
What do you have to do to be entered?
1. If you have a Facebook account, click here and friend Ida Mae. Value: One point
2. If you have a Blogger account, go here and follow Ida Mae. Value: One point
3. If you have a Twitter account, follow Ida Mae @IdaMaeBabbitt. Value: One point
4. Go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. Value: Two points Note: If you have trouble getting on to the newsletter page, e-mail me at tristipinkston AT gmail.com and I can add you on directly.
5. Send Ida Mae a question to be featured in her weekly "Ask Ida Mae" segment. She will answer any question from politics to religion to cooking. Reach her at email@example.com Value: Two points
6. Blog, retweet, or post this contest on Facebook. Value: Two points each. Do all three - triple points.
7. Tell your friends about this awesome new series. Value: One point for each friend you tell.
Add up all your points and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive one entry per point. The more things you do on the above list, the more chances you have to win! The winner will be drawn the night before the launch party, so set your sights on March 15th. If the winner happens to come to the launch party, I will bring the prize to the event, have my picture taken with you, and I'll post that picture on my blog and Facebook accounts.
Welcome to Mary's Book Corner. I read a lot and like to share my opinions about the books I read. The opinions on this blog are my own, not everyone will share my taste in books or agree with my opinion. You are welcome to post opposing opinions, but keep it friendly and civil. Writing a review always reminds me of the much hated Book Reports I had to do in grade school, so my reviews are usually short . I hope someday I will get past that, until then it is what it is.
Welcome to my blog. The thoughts and opinions here are strictly my own. My parents signed me up for my 1st book club before I was born. I have always loved books and reading. The 1st LDS Fiction I read was Added Upon by Nephi Anderson when I was 10. At the time it was the very best LDS Fiction had to offer. It has greatly improved over the past few years. I read as much as I can in my spare time. I grew up in Massachusetts, went to High School at Algonquin Regional High School, and college at Utah State University. I have lived in Michigan, Massachusetts & Utah. I currently live in Phoenix, AZ where I work full time as a Patient Care Advocate, My other activities include crocheting, I especially like Amigurumi Animals.
Family History is another passion I wish I had more time to work on it.
I welcome commets, as long as they are tasteful and respectful, all others will be deleted.
In 1967 and again in 1977 President Spencer W. Kimball challenged the members of the Church to produce works of art that would do justice to the drama and beauty inherent in the history of the Church and its mission in the world. “We are proud of the artistic heritage that the Church has brought to us from its earliest beginnings,” he said, “but the full story of Mormonism has never yet been written nor painted nor sculpted nor spoken. It remains for inspired hearts and talented fingers yet to reveal themselves.” (See Ensign, July 1977, p. 5.)
No doubt, we will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. But such literary greatness will be achieved only by great souls. Our religion is capable of cultivating those great souls; and it shall.