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School of Fortune

Amanda Brown and Janice Weber

St. Martin's Griffin

A fun, fresh frolic of a novel starring a spoiled but lovable Texas heiress out to reclaim her fortune
 
Pippa Walker's wedding was to be huge--Texas huge--complete with twelve bridesmaids under contract from Pippa's mother to stay lean and long-haired, gondolas flown in from Venice, A- and B- guest lists.  But when Pippa finds out her handsome husband-to-be isn't what she thought, she bolts from her own wedding, shocking society and getting herself disinherited.  The only way she can get a piece of the family fortune back is to earn a degree from a school. Any school.  It's a tough assignment for a girl who dropped out of SMU after pledging Kappa Kappa Gamma and shopping at Neiman's for a year.
 
But Pippa is nothing if not up for a challenge.  Attracting one hilarious misadventure after another, she tries to earn her sheepskin at: driving school, matchmaking school, even a circus academy.  It's only when she hits rock-bottom--The Mountbatten Savoy School of Household Management--that things begin to look up. But can she really be falling in love with a…valet?
 
 

A fun, fresh frolic of a novel starring a spoiled but lovable Texas heiress out to reclaim her fortune
 
Pippa Walker's wedding was to be huge--Texas huge--complete with twelve bridesmaids under contract from Pippa's mother to stay lean and long-haired, gondolas flown in from Venice, A- and B- guest lists.  But when Pippa finds out her handsome husband-to-be isn't what she thought, she bolts from her own wedding, shocking society and getting herself disinherited.  The only way she can get a piece of the family fortune back is to earn a degree from a school. Any school.  It's a tough assignment for a girl who dropped out of SMU after pledging Kappa Kappa Gamma and shopping at Neiman's for a year.
 
But Pippa is nothing if not up for a challenge.  Attracting one hilarious misadventure after another, she tries to earn her sheepskin at: driving school, matchmaking school, even a circus academy.  It's only when she hits rock-bottom--The Mountbatten Savoy School of Household Management--that things begin to look up. But can she really be falling in love with a…valet?
 
 

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Chapter One The elastic on Wyeth McCoy's sleep mask snapped just as his nightmare reached a horrific climax. In his dream he had been best man at a squillion-dollar wedding. The bride had arrived late, drunk, then had fallen into a pew while barreling up the aisle. Her nosebleed left hideous splotches on a gown previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor; the sight of blood caused the groom to become sick all over his powder-blue tuxedo. When the organist wouldn't stop playing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," people began pelting him with their cell phones until he fled, taking all four harpists with
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  • Amanda Brown and Janice Weber

  • AMANDA BROWN is the author of three novels, including Legally Blonde, which became a hit movie starting Reese Witherspoon and also a Broadway musical.  She lives in Los Angeles.
     
    JANICE WEBER is a concert pianist as well as a novelist.  She lives in Massachusetts.
     
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School of Fortune

Amanda Brown and Janice Weber

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