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The Devil in the Junior League

The Devil in the Junior League

A Novel

Linda Francis Lee

St. Martin's Griffin

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Former Junior Leaguer Linda Francis Lee has crafted a scandalously delicious novel that takes you deep into the heart of Texas blue-blood society.

The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is très 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 prefer to 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 there's a price: She has to get his tacky, four-inch-stiletto-and-pink-spandex-wearing wife, Nikki, into the Junior League.

The crème de la crème of Southern royalty should sit up and take notice, and hang on tight for this irresistible tale of getting in and getting even.

EXCERPT

Chapter One

The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is très exclusive, one of the oldest and most elite women's societies in the country. And we work hard to keep it that way. Outsiders need not apply.

I know it sounds terrible. But...

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Praise for The Devil in the Junior League

“An antidote to run-of-the-mill chick lit, Linda Francis Lee's novel gives a hilarious inside look at the world of backstabbing Texas socialites.” —Marie Claire magazine

“Not even the requisite happy ending can blunt Lee's deliciously sharp jabs at Texas blue bloods.” —Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

“Lee's details about how the blue-blood women dress, talk, decorate, entertain and conduct themselves… keep the pages turning.” —USA Today

“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

“[A] witty and provocative look at the lives of Texas high-society bluebloods.” —El Paso Times

“Super-smart and fun” —Glamour

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About the author

Linda Francis Lee

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 Maid 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.

Linda Francis Lee

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