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The Devil in the Junior League

The Devil in the Junior League

Escrito por Linda Francis Lee

Narrado por Jenna Lamia


The Devil in the Junior League

Escrito por Linda Francis Lee

Narrado por Jenna Lamia

valoraciones:
3.5/5 (23 valoraciones)
Longitud:
11 horas
Publicado:
Aug 22, 2006
ISBN:
9781423324225
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is très exclusive. Undesirables need not apply. Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware (Frede to her friends) is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would prefer to keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge - Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood. But there's a price: She has to get his tacky, four-inch-stiletto-and-pink-spandex-wearing wife, Nikki, into the Junior League.

The crème de la crème of Southern royalty should sit up and take notice, and hang on tight for this irresistible tale of getting in and getting even.
Publicado:
Aug 22, 2006
ISBN:
9781423324225
Formato:
Audiolibro

Sobre el autor

LINDA FRANCIS LEE is a native Texan now living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, steps from the Dakota Apartment Building. Linda's writing career began in college when she published her first article. But after graduating she was sidetracked from writing when she was offered a job teaching probability and statistics. Later she found her way back to her first love, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution called her breakout novel, Blue Waltz, "absolutely stunning." Now the author of more than twenty books that are published in sixteen countries around the world, when Linda isn't writing she loves to run in Central Park and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.


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  • (5/5)
    What a fun read! Insight into Texas society and a fantastic revenge plot! Reading was brilliant. Love this book for jus pure enjoyment.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic , charming , funny ...in so many ways .
  • (3/5)
    I'm realizing that funny Southern lit makes good pleasure reading for me while in grad school, and this book fits the bill. Nothing deep here, more like cotton candy. This book made me glad that my Junior League chapter wasn't so hard to get into! Maybe the whole story was exaggerated for fiction, but it was pretty funny!
  • (2/5)
    Of course, Texans are larger than life in their stories and in general. This story centers on the perfect "Southern" lady with impeccable manners, lifestyle, and clothes. Then a carpetbagger, in the form of a misguided mistress of a wayward husband threatens all Frede holds dear. The story starts slowly and does not gather steam until the final chapters. Frede lists may be cute to some, but become boring and trite as the book progresses. And of course, the book is being adapted into a movie with Jennifer Garner producing and maybe starring in the movie.
  • (3/5)
    A fun,light, escape, read in one day.
  • (1/5)
    I couldn't even finish this book. Too snooty, I think.
  • (3/5)
    Eh. Irritating. While I know that people like Frede and her compadres certainly exist, it just seemed too...much.The only thing that allowed me to continue reading this (and give it a rating of three stars) was at the point, early on, that I decided to read this as a satire. If that wasn't the author's intention, sorry, but I did finish it that way.
  • (5/5)
    when did fiction get this good? seriously? when did this happen? i grew up with these people, and I am astonished!this book will lead me to a new section of the bookstore.
  • (1/5)
    I got this book after reading a few very positive reviews. (esp. Entertainment Weekly which gave it an A-) I was so disappointed. I was really looking forward to a fun chick lit book - but MAN this book was inane. None of it made sense (hello?! the husband committed fraud - I am not familiar with Texas law - but I find it impossible to believe that there would be no legal recourse for someone who was misled the way the main character was. Beyond the total preposterousness of plot of the novel - I found the characters impossible to relate to and frankly not believable. Instead of being the fluffy quick read I had hoped for - I found myself dreading to pick it up again because I knew it was going to be so contrived.
  • (2/5)
    Cute. The Devil in the Junior League is Lee's fun (if highly exaggerated) look at the world of Texas socialites. Full of humor and hyperbole, I found it to be a fun summer read, but even in that capacity, it left me wanting.The dialogue and dialect (even definitions are provided, for the tres lowerclass) had me in stitches, and as for the action, if you love a good backstabber, you will find yourself right at home in these pages. At times, though, it gets excessive. I found myself wondering how many more multi-page descriptions of the lead character getting ready to go out, right down to the pearl earrings and the length of her bath, I was going to have to read. (In addition -- and having spent significant time down there, this was news to me -- rich Southern ladies absolutely shun the wearing of color). The protagonist is not without a heart, of course. Much of the story is sort of a "to sir with love" for the rich youknowwhat set, with the leading lady taking on a low-class woman as a personal charge, in order to make her Junior League Material. However, after the way this woman is treated by the belittling League members, left running away in tears at nearly every other page, and after she herself admits that she hates the club and the whole process, I was left scratching my head as to why she still wanted to persist in this pursuit. The Devil in the Junior League is a funny, girlfight-ridden book. However, while I expected the characters to be lacking in depth, I was surprised it was missing from the plot.
  • (4/5)
    I loved this book!!! Not just about some rich witch, this book has heart.
  • (3/5)
    Frede finds that being perfect doesn't always prevent bad things from happening to you. A member of the Willow Creek Junior League, her life is perfect until..Chick Lit for the 30+