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Little White Lies (Debutantes)

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Little White Lies (Debutantes)

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has created a great book about debutantes, the drama they create and the drama around them in LITTLE WHITE LIES. This book is not Barnes‘s first rodeo with the debutante world as she was one herself, nor is it Barnes’s first rodeo with writing, as she has written many books including THE LOVELY AND THE LOST, THE FIXER, THE LONG GAME and the Naturals series. However, Jennifer Barnes is not only an author. Jennifer Barnes has many professional titles under her belt as well, including Fulbright Scholar. You can also find Barnes teaching psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma.

"LITTLE WHITE LIES is one of those light-hearted and funny books that will also give you a thrilling mystery, making it a perfect book to read when you just need to relax and read something..."

Sawyer Taft lives with her mom in a small town. Her mom had Sawyer when she was teenager leading to her mother’s family kicking her out. Sawyer has never met her mother’s family and does not know who her father is. She never expected that to change. Sawyer figured she would continue living her life in her small town auto mechanic. She figured her community would be the same small community as it always had been. Sawyer believed that her family would be her mother and only her mother for all of her life. What Sawyer never expected was her grandmother appearing in her apartment that she shares with her mom one day with a contract offering $500,000 with a few requirements.

All of sudden, Sawyer is swept up into the debutante world of balls, auctions and other fun events. However, Sawyer is swept up into one side the debutante world, the other side soon follows with gossip and scandalous secrets. Not only is Sawyer trying to find her own paternal skeleton in her closet, she becomes intertwined with the other debutantes’ secrets --- including her cousin’s secrets. Now Sawyer must navigate this strange new world to find the truth with that standard debutante smile on for everyone.

I loved LITTLE WHITE LIES. This book manages to be both a thriller and comedy at the same time. While you are invested in figuring out what the truth is and what is actually happening, you are also laughing at the situation. The book also manages to make the characters fun to laugh at but also incredibly sweet and likeable at the same time. The book immediately brings you deep into the world and makes you incredibly invested in everything that is going on in that surface-pretty debutante world. The mysteries also keep you wondering what will happen next, and the characters are so well written and vibrant, which enhances the plot more than you think that it could.

LITTLE WHITE LIES by Jennifer Lynn Barnes kept me on the edge of my seat. The twist and turns left me wondering up until the very end. I also really hope that there will be a sequel. LITTLE WHITE LIES is one of those light-hearted and funny books that will also give you a thrilling mystery, making it a perfect book to read when you just need to relax and read something not very serious and sad. If you are a fan of funny thrillers, LITTLE WHITE LIES is perfect for you.

Reviewed by Rebecca D., Teen Board Member on November 14, 2018

Little White Lies (Debutantes)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes