Little White Lies: Debutantes #1 by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Published November 6th, 2018 by Freeform – young adult
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.
About the author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a “practice book” and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.
Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She’ll be spending the 2006-2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
My Review: Little White Lies is a lovely contemporary novel with a hint of mystery that slowly reveals with each page you read. The setting is vividly realistic with characters that are relatable making this a fun fast-paced read. Set in the world of Southern hospitality, sweet tea, debutantes, and high society with bless your heart moments that are sure to draw you into a world of mystery and intrigue. Sawyer shares her own secrets as she unravels those around her only to find things she never prepared herself for. A story with many twists and turns that will leave you wondering what will happen next. Little White Lies is filled with revenge, discovery, and lies making this a book you will not want to put down! When you do not know who you can trust what do you do? A fun fast-paced read that you should read and watch it unfold before your eyes! I hope to read more from Jennifer Lynn Barnes and the debutantes soon! ** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**