The Devil in the Junior League 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 reproachuntil her life begins to unr

  • Title: The Devil in the Junior League
  • Author: Linda Francis Lee
  • ISBN: 9780312354954
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 reproachuntil 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 toThe 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 reproachuntil 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 here 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.

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    1. What can I say? The organizational "controversy" surrounding this book really made me smile (or was it smirk?). Without telling too many (unladylike) tales out of school, I'll share that I learned at my Junior League book club (for "retired" leaguers) that this book was banned by the National organization. (for book sales that is the small world parallel to the Catholic church banning The DaVinci Code---i.e. "let's run out and buy it"!)I wouldn't even dream of commenting on whether the author's [...]

    2. Brilliant narration by Jenna Lamia. Set in Texas, this one is meant to be funny, heartbreaking, and a little poignant. It reminded me of Susan Elizabeth Phillips with all the snobby small-town characters, the country club, etc. Echoes of.The main character transformed from Sandra Dee ("it's all about taste, sugar. Think pearls, bows, and beige") to a sexpot hellion, bringing to mind . I listened to the story without taking any of the stereotypes and anachronisms seriously, just for a laugh (but [...]

    3. It was very upsetting to me when Olivia Goldsmith passed away several years ago as I had loved her wry sense of humor so. I do believe Linda Francis Lee must be channeling Olivia Goldsmith in this wonderful book, The Devil in the Junior League. She has the same fast pace and quick wit that were the hallmarks of so many of Goldsmith's bestsellers. I just loved this book from beginning to end and could hardly stand to put it down once I started it. It was just too much fun to see Gordon get what h [...]

    4. I picked this book up because I belong to the Junior League of St Louis, and curiosity got the better of me. My problems with the book, though, have little to do with her portayal of the Junior League, but more with the book's weird feeling of anachronism. While her main character is supposed to be 28 in a book published in 2007 and set in contemporary time, everybody in the book, and some of the details feel at least 10-20 years out of date.- I am about the same age as the main character, and w [...]

    5. As active league member I always give my new provisional member a copy of this book. It's a fun look into how some of the more rigid leagues run and how it effects it's current membersThere is southern prissiness on ever page as we watch Fredia have to find a way out of the mess her husband left her In. I loved the two characters come in to save Fredia! The obnoxious lawyer & and his new wife who still lives and dresses as if she were in the movie cluless.And what does miss clueless want mor [...]

    6. Generally, I do enjoy the chick-lit genre, but this one dragged a bit. Half way thru the book it finally started getting more interesting, but by then I was so tired of her using "moi" and "tres" and "fabu". It was a little nauseating. Even for those who enjoy the chick-lit stuff, this is not one I'd recommend.

    7. This is the only book I have ever recycled. And by that I mean into the recycling bin because I couldn't bear to give it away. Books are sacred to me and I never thrown them away. Except this one.Disclaimer #1: I usually hate "chick lit," especially books that emphasize petty, shallow females. Disclaimer #2: I have been a long term Junior League member and never witnessed any of this. Which leads to my "however" Disclaimer #3: However, I have never been a member of a Southern League (Northeast a [...]

    8. What can I say? I pretty much loved this book. As a member of the Junior League (though not in Texas) this story had me laughing out loud and rooting for Frede. The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas is described in exactly the way I imagined the Junior League to be. Exclusive and snobby with back-stabbing women who had nothing better to do all day than sip tea and think up ways to one-up another. Thankfully, my Junior League Chapter is nothing like that. Frede Ware is the Queen of JLWC. The l [...]

    9. This book is like reading a Lifetime movie. It's so bad but you can't stop reading. I knew what was going to happen after the first couple chapters. Still I could not put this book down.why you ask. Maybe because I had to see just how it was going to end. Maybe because I had to get to the happy ending I knew was coming. I will say I did skip paragraphs at a time because they were so useless in the whole story. I got very annoyed with Frede's attitude and use of French words. I did enjoy the pict [...]

    10. "She had forgotten that it was possible, and decidedly more desirable, to wrap one's true feelings up in "bless your hearts" and "aren't you sweets".Now don't misunderstand, it's not that Texas women don't have opinions or share them. We do. It's just that we wrap them up in honey and smiles and hugs until a sharp rebuke can feel like a compliment, the true meaning not sinking in until later, hitting like a left hook to the jaw. As the saying goes, a Texas woman can tell you to go to hell, and m [...]

    11. Love it, love it, love itMaybe it's because I just finished my first new-member year with the Junior League of Minneapolis but I found this book absolutely delicious! The author writes as if you were there with her, and talks to you a la "Clarissa Explains It All" sort of way (Yea for Melissa Joan Hart!). I would definitely recommend it some parts get a bit boring, but there is always another juicy twist. Texas seems like a foreign country after reading this book, and beings that there are some [...]

    12. This is closer to 3.5 stars so I rounded up. Was this the best book I've read? No. Was it entertaining and a quick, light read? Yes. There were some issueske others saide main character Frede being 28 yet seeming to be at times much older with the way she was written, but I was still amused by this book.

    13. Southern women really are different. Even when their lives are imploding—the mistress shows up just after the wife (finally!) gets pregnant with her husband’s child—they maintain their cool. Then they plot revenge. Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware struggles to turn the trashy Nikki Grout into someone the Junior League of Willow Creek will accept into their ranks because she needs the help of Nikki’s husband the lawyer and this is his price. In doing so, she obtains a little of Nikki [...]

    14. 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 reproachuntil her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, its 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, theres only one person in town who stands a chance at help [...]

    15. This book was a complete surprise. I picked it up, hoping for a light, no-brainer read. It is a light readquick, very witty and likable. And any book that gets banned by the National Junior League is A-Ok in my "book."Frede Ware is someone I would completely dislike, but I ended up really liking and rooting for her by the end of the novel. The rest of the characters are fun, especially Nikki and Howard.One of my few complaints echoes another reviewer. Frede is supposed to be 28 years old, 2 year [...]

    16. Full of cliches and trite phrases, this book read like a cheap romance novel. I was looking for something light and entertaining, so I was really disappointed by this implausible, poorly written book. In addition, the author's characterization of The Junior League was completely inaccurate. She exploits all of the myths of the League, and her description of the League's selection process looks more closely like it did in my grandmother's day and age (the 1950's and 60's) than it does today. I to [...]

    17. This is the most delightful piece of fluff fiction I've read in years. Witty, fast-paced, and, as the writer might put it, just north of Total Trash. The references to the moneyed classes and their idiosyncratic ways come off as amusing, rather than just plain yukky, a la "The Devil Wears Prada." Somehow, the protagonist is lovable, despite her blatant snobbery. The biggest disappointment is the hunk-o'-burnin'-love artist character, who is not as believable as the rest of the characters. But, h [...]

    18. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It made me laugh out loud on an airplane, and also while I was reading and trying to be quiet in a hospital ICU! Something that can make you laugh when you are worried is a treasure indeed. Hilarious story that just piles on page after page, as the situation just becomes more convoluted, and thus more comical. A light read, a great beach read, or anytime you want to escape into a Southern farce. Highly recommend!!

    19. This was a fun read! When I was young (19) I married a law student. When he passed the bar, my mother forced me to join the Junior League to "help further his career." The marriage didn't last. Neither did my membership in the League. I quit after 2 months, because it simply wasn't my thing. I wanted to stay home and write books. I enjoyed this cleverly written, tongue-in-cheek book very much.

    20. A cute book. I enjoyed reading this book. Not too deep, but entertaining, and sometimes true-to -life.

    21. Debated on giving this a 3 or 4 but in a nod to my friend Joan I went with a 4. This book was just plain fun.

    22. There was nothing profound here, no deep thinking required, just a really fun read, and great entertainment.

    23. Reviewed at : Mama Kucing Meow : The Devil In The Junior League By Linda Francis LeeReviewed on : September 28, 2010Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware(wowwhat a mouthful), Frede to her friends have the perfect life. She is rich and from the old money group in Taxes. She is a member of Junior League of Willow Creek and is expected to be the next president-elect of JLWC. The members of JLWC are consist of those rich and high power women in the society. They are the trend setter.She have a handsom [...]

    24. This is not a deep book. Both it and the main character are shallow, the narrator is obnoxious and a great number of the plot twists are predictable. That said, I still enjoyed it. I won't be re-reading it or recommending it to anyone as anything other than fluff but it was reasonably fast-paced, fairly well-written and wrung a chuckle or two out of me.The narrator (Frede), while obnoxious with the various "mois" and "fabus" and what have you, walks that fine line and doesn't actually cross over [...]

    25. Człowiek od czasu do czasu ma ochotę „strzelić sobie” jakąś lekką lekturę. Wtedy na horyzoncie pojawia się zazwyczaj literacka kaszana i podstępnie pcha się czytelnikowi do rąk. Czy tak było i tym razem? „Diablica…” na samym początku wydaje się być dość klimatyczną książką. Willow Creek to Willow Creek. Amen. Klub Kobiet dba o to, by wszyscy mieszkańcy wiedzieli, co jest w życiu najważniejsze: kasa, prestiż, kasa, pozory, kasa i dobre pochodzenie. No, może jes [...]

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