Little White Lies (debutantes, Book One) by Jennifer Lynn BarnesLittle White Lies (debutantes, Book One) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Little White Lies (debutantes, Book One)

byJennifer Lynn Barnes

Hardcover | November 6, 2018

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"I'm not saying this is Sawyer's fault," the prim and proper one said delicately. "But."

Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father's identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn't expect to find is friendship, but as she's drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn't the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother's glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written more than a dozen acclaimed young adult novels, including The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood and the e-novella, Twelve. A former debutante herself, Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. Jen received her ...
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Title:Little White Lies (debutantes, Book One)Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:November 6, 2018Publisher:FreeformLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1368014135

ISBN - 13:9781368014137

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes's books SO much and it's been forever since we got anything new from her. I binge read her Fixer and Naturals series, so the drought has been real. Barnes always has feisty, smart, sassy main characters, and Sawyer is no exception. I appreciated how caring (reluctantly or not) she was and how determined she was to find out what she needed to know. She wasn't sidetracked by a silly romance or petty drama (the drama in this is fairly major). The family and friendship elements are superb, and I loved seeing Sawyer finding her place in a world that she was missing from all her life. As per usual, Barnes is the queen of plot twists and I bow down to her. I had forgotten—or maybe just didn't really think about it—that this was the start of the series, so I was completely shaken at how the last couple of chapters played out. Give me moooooore.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mini review on GR! Mini review: DNF I received this E-ARC via Disney Hyperion and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one off the many authors whose works' I have been trying to get into. Partly because of the heroine in The Fixer. I have come to accept that this isn't an author for me. What intrigued me was the synopsis. A mystery whilst taking place during a debutante? Sign me up! The beginning was interesting if a tab bit cringy. The first chapter did genuinely creep me out. The grandmother's entrance was very dramatic and odd. I didn't care much for Sawyer either. I did skim the end, and I have to give the author credit for that twist. But after that revelation I was certain that the book wasn't for me. I don't really get along with books that have a lot of scandals. And I'm really tired off the mind games all the characters pull. Overall this was a personal thing. I do really believe that other people will enjoy it more. Still recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-26

Editorial Reviews

"Fans of the nonstop intrigue of the Pretty Little Liars series will devour this glamorous, family-focused mystery that's led by a whip-smart, tough-as-nails heroine."-Booklist