Berls Reviews Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Posted January 29, 2019 by Berls in Review / 3 Comments

Berls Reviews Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn BarnesLittle White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Narrator: Katherine Littrell
Series: Debutantes #1
on November 6, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Cozy Mystery
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

"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.

My top thoughts:

I liked the relationships and family dynamics a lot. The southern, high society world with its complicated webs was portrayed in a fun way. And the mystery was satisfying, with a couple unexpected twists. Overall Iiked it and will plan on reading the sequel.

Who I think would like it:

If you like YA and cozy mysteries, I think you’d enjoy this book. It has a Gilmore Girls feel, in that you’ve got a daughter raised by a debutante-escapee mom and she’s returning to that world. But due to the mystery, the similarities are minimal.

Narrator thoughts:

Katherine Littrell was a good narrator. I listened at 2x speed and had no difficulty enjoying the southern accents and teenage sass. I will probably listen to her again, outside of this series.

4 stars Pretty Great

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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