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The Ex-Debutante Audiobook

The Ex-Debutante

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Publisher's Summary

When Carlisle Wainwright Cushing leaves her native Texas to start a new life in Boston, she has no regrets. The former Texas debutante, who never felt at home in her Southern skin, has found liberation - or so she thinks. One day, she gets an urgent call from her mother, reporting that: (1) the Symphony Association Debutante Ball, which Carlisle's family has sponsored for years, is about to be called off; (2) her mother's divorce has the whole town talking; and (3) the family's good name is at stake, and Carlisle is the only one who can fix it all.

So Carlisle takes a leave of absence from her law firm and goes to Texas to help. Her fiance, who has no idea she's an heiress, can't know that she's organizing the ball, handling the dramas of the girls involved, settling her mother's suit - and coming face to face with the true love of her life, whom she ran out on when she left Texas.

Her trip home challenges Carlisle's sense of herself and brings the pieces of her past togther, so that when she finally re-meets the man of her dreams, she's in a perfect place to tempt fate.

©2008 Linda Francis Lee; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Malie United States 12-05-11
    Malie United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Texas Ex's!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone who has ever been to Texas or is from there. This story was absolutely hysterical! I am an ex-Texas girl myself, and this book brought back so many memories of typical Texas ladies and expectations, etc. The author clearly did her homework.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Te4xas is one of the only places that has kept their old traditions of debutaunte life. It gave a true rendition of this tradition and added a great romantic back story.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will now.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh out loud in some parts, and keep flipping the pages.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 07-12-08
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 07-12-08
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    "Yee-Hah!"

    I loved this book and most of it might be because of the EXCELLENT Narrator. I mean, it wasn't story of great literary height but it was funny and entertaining. The Narrator made the book. She was great!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S new york, NY, United States 02-08-10
    S new york, NY, United States 02-08-10
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    "pretty good!"

    The female was a strong character with a well developed history and interesting relationships. The narrator did a great job. The author seamlessly transitioned into flashbacks and the relationship conflicts were grounded enough to balance the fluffy chick lit-ness.

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    JLH 10-16-08
    JLH 10-16-08

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    "LOL"

    This is a fun book! Yes, it is predictable. Yes, it made me laugh. Yes, I loved it! The narrator did a great job with the 'Texas Deb' heroine.

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    Laura Mequon, WI, USA 07-15-08
    Laura Mequon, WI, USA 07-15-08
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    "Fun"

    I found this fun, light entertainment. Good narration. Better and a little more substance than most 'chick-lit' books I've read.

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    cameron Jennings 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny, poignant "

    Loved it! Southern women at their funniest and finest! I highly recommend to all ages.

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    Janice 11-12-16
    Janice 11-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Faaaaabulous!"

    I stayed up late listening to this book, and didn't want it to end! Susan Bennett did an amazing job portraying the wonderful story written by Linda Francis Lee. It was very entertaining and engaging - didn't lose my interest once. I have listened to other books where the narrator ruined a great book (mostly by mispronunciations or monotone voice). Hands down this was one of the most fun and engaging audio book I have experienced. I felt part of Willow Creek and enjoyed getting to know the characters. The only other book that came close was The Devil in the Jr League, also written by Linda and narrated by Susan. Thank you for a great experience!

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    Amazon Customer Campbell, OH United States 08-08-16
    Amazon Customer Campbell, OH United States 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My new favorite author"

    Loved it! Great story and great narrator. Can't wait to get the next book from Linda Francis Lee

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    J.V. 07-08-16
    J.V. 07-08-16 Member Since 2012
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    It took a while to get used to the narrator, however, one I got used to her voice it was better .

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    Cynthia M Hollimon 12-17-15
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    "entertaining!"

    the story and the heroine are hilarious and engaging. linda francis lee's debutante series is a perfect vacation read. bennett does a wonderful job bringing the stories to life with a subtle southern accent and a wry tone.

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