School of Fortune by Amanda Brown

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A fun, fresh frolic of a novel starring a spoiled but lovable Texas heiress out to reclaim her fortune
 
Pippa Walker's wedding was to be huge--Texas huge--complete with twelve bridesmaids under contract from Pippa's mother to stay lean and long-haired, gondolas flown in from Venice, A- and B- guest lists.  But when Pippa finds out her handsome husband-to-be isn't what she thought, she bolts from her own wedding, shocking society and getting herself disinherited.  The only way she can get a piece of the family fortune back is to earn a degree from a school. Any school.  It's a tough assignment for a girl who dropped out of SMU after pledging Kappa Kappa Gamma and shopping at Neiman's for a year.
 
But Pippa is nothing if not up for a challenge.  Attracting one hilarious misadventure after another, she tries to earn her sheepskin at: driving school, matchmaking school, even a circus academy.  It's only when she hits rock-bottom--The Mountbatten Savoy School of Household Management--that things begin to look up. But can she really be falling in love with a…valet?
 
 
 

About Amanda Brown

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AMANDA BROWN is the author of three novels, including Legally Blonde, which became a hit movie starting Reese Witherspoon and also a Broadway musical.  She lives in Los Angeles.   JANICE WEBER is a concert pianist as well as a novelist.  She lives in Massachusetts.  
 
Published June 26, 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin. 356 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Driving school is a bust (although a trip to Wal-Mart for new clothes proves an enlightening experience) and matchmaking school proves equally difficult.

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Legally Blond author Brown's collaboration with Weber features Pippa Walker, a smart, spirited heroine trapped in a plot that doesn't do her justice.

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