The Devil in the Junior League
By Linda Francis Lee
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312354954, 336pp.)
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
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The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is tres 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 rather 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 htere's a price: She has to get his tacky, four-inch-stiletto-and-pink-spandex-wearing wife Nikki into the Junior League. Linda Francis Lee has written an hysterical novel about the creme de la creme of Texas society, the lengths to which one woman goes to bring her cheating husband to justice, and how taking on what seems like a "Mission Impossible" can change you in ways you could never have imagined.
Linda Francis Lee is a native Texan who now lives in New York City with her husband. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University, a former Texas Debutante, and once competed for the Mail of Cotton crown. (It seemed like a good idea at the time.) After serving on a very real New Project committee, she became a seriously seasoned Junior Leaguer. She is the author of several romance novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA.
"The Devil in the Junior League does for rich, desperate housewives what Bridget Jones' Diary did for British single girls: shows us their everyday lives and loves in hilarious detail. Fresh and funny, original and outrageous, this novel is fabulous from start to finish."
-Kristin Hannah, author of Magic Hour "I giggled out loud at this wickedly funny peek into the back-stabbing socialite-eat-socialite world of the rich and catty."
-Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles
"I couldn't put it down. Frede Ware is as charming and wicked as she is real and lovable."
-Laura Hopper, producer