Book Reviews of The Devil in the Junior League

The Devil in the Junior League
The Devil in the Junior League
Author: Linda Francis Lee
ISBN-13: 9780312354978
ISBN-10: 0312354975
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
One of the better chic lit books I have read in a long time! Finished it in two days, then ending was not as predictable as i would have guessed. Overall great read for a weekend at home on the couch!
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Helpful Score: 7
I loved this book. It had a bit of everything . . . cheating men, backstabbing "friends", family dynamics, and in the end, finding true self and true love. Written by an author with insight into the inner workings of upper class Southern social circles. Fun read that leaves the reader feeling every cloud just might have a silver lining after all.
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Helpful Score: 5
I really enjoyed this book. I got it in a game here and it was easy reading. Fluffy adnd light with a biting sarcasm all wrapped up in a creampuff that made me giggle wickedly more than a few times. The main characterw as likeable even when she wasn't, and the ending was great-revenge is a dish best served with sweet tea-spiked.

Try this one. It seems a little fru fru in the beginning but its well worth the read. i finished it in one night because all of the characters were so vivid.
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Helpful Score: 3
I had been eyeing this book for a while, and when I finally got it I was extremely disapointed. Maybe because I'm not really into thie genre right now. But the charectors seem to lack serious depth and really any relatebility. I usally love chick lit but this one was way to fru fru for me. I didn't even finish the book.
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Helpful Score: 3
The book was cute typical chit lit but overall I liked it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Frede started off as such a stuck up snob and wasn't completely likeable. As the book progresses and "reality" hits this debutante from Texas you really begin to see some character development and you really start liking her as a person and you want her to succeed in getting even with those that have done her wrong. I really loved this book and am so glad that I read it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Frede Ware learned the "Four Nevers" and the "Three Don'ts" at Little Miss Debutante, and has been using them to live a successful, classy, discreet life. Unfortunately, Little Miss Debutante didn't offer Frede any rules for dealing with life after her cheating husband has left, taking all of HER money with him.

Fortunately, Frede has brains and social connections, and leverages them both to regain her money, her social standing, and her happiness.

A great read; especially delightful if you know a true southern lady. Have your maid bring you a glass of sweet tea and settle in to enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute book. The narration for the audio book is terrific. As the book opens, Freddie Ware believes she has it all and is living the perfect life, but then the "unfortunate incident" occurs and her perfect life begins to come apart at the seams. As the book progresses, misfortunes continue to heap upon Freddie, but she gains new insights, new and valuable relationships, and a better understanding of what a "perfect life" may actually entail. At the beginning of the book, I really didn't like the protagonist Freddie, and the book was moving rather slowly, so I nearly stopped, but if you can hang in until about the middle of the book, the action does pick up and Freddie does begin to acquire and exhibit some redeeming qualities. Hailing from the deep South, I "know" a lot of the characters in this book and many of them ring quite true, as do the "rules". The ending is a bit weak but not unsatisfying.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was a pretty good book. I loved how she got kind of vengeful in the end and got back at her husband.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great summer book to read. Lots of laughs and fun.
Really enjoyed this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
The creme de la creme 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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Helpful Score: 1
This book was so much fun. I couldnt put it down. Just loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book! Love strong female characters!!
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Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware ("Frede" to her friends) is a 28-year-old extremely moneyed member of the "très exclusive" Junior League of Willow Creek, Tex., and lives her life according to unwritten club rules about fashion and etiquette. So when her husband, Gordon, has an affair, steals her family money and flees the country, Frede wants to keep the disaster quiet to maintain her elite status. The only person in town she can turn to is her tactless neighbor, Howard Grout, who agrees to be her lawyer if Frede gets his wife, Nikki, who is far from a charming Southern belle, into the Junior League. As Frede sands down Nikki's gaudy edges, she learns a few simple lessons about life (paramount among them is that money doesn't buy love and happiness). Howard, meanwhile, proves to be a formidable attorney and follows Gordon's money trail all the way to a satisfyingly vengeful ending. Lee (Simply Sexy; Sinfully Sexy), a former debutante, certainly knows her material, though it's hard to muster much sympathy for an airy narrator who lives and dies by the shallow strictures of Texas society, maddeningly refers to herself as "moi" and prefers to spell, but not say, m-o-n-e-y.
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I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was superb. I hated when it ended and I wish this character would continue in a series.
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Silly but fun. Good to listen to on a road trip by yourself.
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Easy listen. Funny!
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So much FUN to listen to on our drive to a girl's trip to the beach!
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BORING, PRETENTIOUS, complete waste of time - what was new about this story plot? I bought it in an airport and it was too stupid to even read on the plane. I managed to skim my way through, totally forgetable.
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very cute and fun read!
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Really funny, cute story.