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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.