Genre: Cozy Mystery
Book Description: 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 presidnet 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
Whitney's Thoughts: I was ward Relief Society president when I read this book, and I developed a serious crush on Ida Mae Babbitt. We're even Facebook friends! (She she doesn't post much, though.) When you're in charge of the welfare of people who don't want you snooping into their business, espionage seems like a very appealing alternative. Even though her methods are suspect (and she eventually gets in trouble because of them), Ida Mae and her intrepid counselors get a lot of mystery-solving done by sheer force of good intentions.
Ida Mae cares about SO many people, both in her ongoing personal story, and in each episode, that sometimes it does become a little hard to keep track of everyone. But Ida Mae's adventures, both in Secret Sisters and in the three (and counting) sequels, are fun, light-hearted romps that I would recommend to anyone.