The Devil in the Junior League Former deb Frede's husband skips town with another woman — and takes Frede's large inheritance. Her nouveau riche lawyer says he'll help — if Frede… The Devil in the Junior League Former deb Frede's husband skips town with another woman — and takes Frede's large inheritance. Her nouveau riche lawyer says he'll help — if Frede… 2006-08-22 Fiction St. Martin's Press
Book Review

The Devil in the Junior League (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Writer: Linda Francis Lee; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Former deb Frede's husband skips town with another woman — and takes Frede's large inheritance. Her nouveau riche lawyer says he'll help — if Frede gets his wife into the Junior League.

Fashion Moment
''Eloise looked like (a pre-Tom Cruise, pre-glamorous) Nicole Kidman. She wore a white blouse, khaki skirt, and white Keds with ankle socks.''

Lowdown
Not even the requisite happy ending can blunt Lee's deliciously sharp jabs at Texas blue bloods.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints