4.15.2008

Book Review: The Ex Debutante

The Ex-Debutante by Linda Francis Lee

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this follow up to Devil in the Junior League, and this is one of those dishy books where I got to glimpse into a culture so different from my strict British upbringing in the Hoosier Heartland.

Carlisle Wainwright Cushing has been called home to Texas after working as a successful Boston attorney for years - to serve as counsel for her mother's latest divorce, and to preside over the 100th annual Willow Creek Symphony Association Debutante Ball, though not necessarily in that order, all the while stalling on setting a date to marry her fiance back in Boston...

I know nothing about debutante balls, big Texas hair, the Texas Dip, a mother with divorces nearing the double digits or sexy opposing counsel lawyers who used to be boyfriends, but I surely enjoyed reading about it! This novel doesn't take itself too seriously, though has moments of true poignancy, and is just a fun look into debs, family, romance and finding out why you are who you are and how we are shaped by those who love us.

If you enjoyed Linda's previous novel, you'll enjoy this!

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