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Hello, my name is Kelly and I welcome you to the Bookend Diaries book blog. I created this blog to share my own reviews of existing and new books, to discuss with other readers what we’re currently reading, update you on my book club picks, and of course, to ultimately support the work of the authors we all enjoy. I am addicted to reading and I thought this would be a great way to reach out to other readers who are as obsessed with books as I am.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Devil In The Junior League by: Linda Francis Lee



***Purchased through Barnes and Noble

Synopsis

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.

My Review Comments:

I loved this book. Sometimes you need a good light chick lit book that has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book. This book takes you inside the Junior League with all their rules and expectations they place on their members. It also describes menus and the do’s and don’ts in entertaining and dressing with fashions and etiquette. Of course everything is nicely wrapped up in their signature Junior League pearls. Frede, who was a former debutante, ends up losing everything around her perfect world and the only way to come back on top is to turn an ugly duckling into a swan. Will she be able to meet the challenges that are laid out to her to get her money and lifestyle back, with help from an attorney? Or, will she even want it when it is offered to her? Will she learn that money doesn’t buy love and happiness? Will she choose love in the end? Lastly, will she finally come to realize who her true friends are and who will stick with her through thick and thin? These are just some of the many questions you will be asking yourself. You will just have to read the book the find out all the answers.

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like something I should check out!! :)

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  2. Liked the review, sounds like a good book and I hadn't heard of it before, thanks for the rec!

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  3. Sounds like it would be a good summer read. Will add it to my wishlist =)

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  4. Sounds like a good quick read! I agree, sometimes you just need something light.

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  5. This sounds like a great light read! I may have to check it out!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. I haven't read this one but it sounds interesting. I agree, sometimes you need a light chick-lit novel. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. I stopped by earlier, but didn't leave a comment. I should correct that and I'm going to do so right now! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a few words to let me know that you did. I even have you on my sidebar to make it easy. I am duly chastened :-)

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  8. This book looks great! I actually could use a nice light read right about now...

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  9. Hi Kelly! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your header photo! :)

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  10. What a fun blog, Kelly. Love the book review. Thanks for finding me at Singing With Birds. This is delightful and I will visit you often.

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  11. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  12. Hi Kelly! Looks like the perfect read for the beach...great review! Have a beautiful weekend ~ xo Joy

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  13. Sounds like a fun summer read. Off to add to my list.

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  14. Ooh, this sounds like a really fun read, I could really use one of those right now :) and is that Audrey Hepburn in your header? it's gorgeous, she is kind of my idol, not to mention namesake (i'm serious!)
    and thank you for stopping by my blog! have a great weekend :)

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  15. Hi hopped by to say hi and thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your review of The Devil in the Junior League. While I do not read adult novels much I do like to see what is out there. Hope you Have a great weekend.

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  16. This book looks pretty good! I'll have to check it out. Thank you for the great review.

    Pearl
    http://julismapsroom.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hi Kelly! Thanks for stopping by Book Love :) I'm starting to make a summer list of "grown-up books" to read and you have so many great ones listed here.

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  18. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I love the look of your blog. It is simple and elegant!

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  19. What a great blog!!
    I love to read, too! Just finished several books, but my fave was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
    A classic-- sad, yet inspiring- have you read it?
    I wanted to thank you for coming by my home and that I have your entry for the birdcage!
    It is so nice to meet you!!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

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  20. This one's on my to-read list! Thanks for the review too!

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  21. Hi , thank you for stopping my my blog on the hop. I loved this book. As a member of the Junior League, it was accurate in that it says the league she was in was not following official rules. JL's no longer require sponsors and membership has no age limit - you have to want to learn and volunteer. Maybe in those big southern leagues it is different but maybe it was a literary device.

    Hope you will stop by again!

    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    www.fangswandsandfairydust.com

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