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The Devil in the Junior League by Linda…

The Devil in the Junior League

by Linda Francis Lee

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Kinda boring until you get to the middle of the story, then it gets really good. Hard to put it down! ( )
  JessicaGalleske | May 4, 2016 |
Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware, Frede to her friends, is a 28-year-old beauty and high-ranking member of the exclusive Willow Creek Junior League. Frede is married to attorney Gordon Ware and the two live a lavish lifestyle until the day Frede arrives home unexpectedly to find Gordon and a mousy young woman named Janet discussing Janet's pregnancy and Gordon's impending fatherhood. Frede immediately boots the twosome from the mansion and plots to keep the scandal a secret from the wealthy community. Unfortunately for Frede, she soon learns that Gordon was up to so much more than just a fling. Her money, and it was definitely HER money, is gone, her jewely is gone, including heirlooms from her own family, and her house is no longer her own. Having turned all business matters over to her lawyer husband when they were first married, Frede had the decidedly silly habit of signing whatever Gordon put in front of her without question. Heck, she even signed her own divorce papers without realizing it. Deciding she needs revenge against this cad of a husband, Frede turns to her next door neighbor, Howard Grout, a high-power attorney but an extreme NC (no class) with a penchant for gold chains and no manners. Grout agrees to help Frede with one request of his own. He wants her to get his wife Nikki, a spandex, feather boa, stiletto heel wearing bleached blonde into the Junior League.

I found this book quite humorous. Although I didn't always like Frede, I always wanted her to get the revenge she so richly deserved. It was nice to see her topple from her haughty perch a bit once she took on the task of turning Nikki Grout into a JL-worthy lady. I think Frede may have learned more from Nikki than the other way round. It was a fun and fluffy light read.
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
Fun chic-lit book. Enjoyable. ( )
  JaneLarkin | Sep 24, 2014 |
Just got bored after a while - didn't finish. ( )
  papertygers | Sep 26, 2013 |
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! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is tres exclusive, one of the oldest and most elite women's societies in the country. And we work hard to keep it that way. Outsiders need not apply.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312354975, Paperback)

Former Junior Leaguer Linda Francis Lee has crafted a scandalously delicious novel that takes you deep into the heart of Texas blue-blood society.

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.

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A member of the exclusive Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware's perfect life begins to unravel when her husband betrays her, steals her money, and vanishes. She obtains the services of a lawyer to track her husband down and avenge her. The lawyer's price: her sponsoring his wife into the League.… (more)

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