From Publishers Weekly
Conklin's acidic debut takes on "master class husband-hunter[s]" prowling the Big D. Ex–New Yorker Jenny Barton, 29, works halfheartedly for the Wall Street Journal
's Dallas bureau, recovering from her recent split from also-journo Rafe. Rafe has taken up with Meg, an aging, very wealthy, very nasty, very married Dallas woman—prompting Jenny to go native and catch a rich Texan. Lessons from relentlessly blonde paralegal and divorcée extraordinaire Aimee and friends follow, including an injunction for Jenny to hide her Jewish background from Baylor Jones, heir to a ranching dynasty. Tepid Texas quips ("That's a Texas girl, always thinking about appearances") mix uneasily with "geek chic" Jenny's sharper observations. (May)
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About the Author
J. C. Conklin is a former Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News reporter. Conklin is the co-author of Comeback Moms: How to Leave Work, Raise Children, and Jump-Start Your Career Even If You Haven’t Had a Job in Years, and the co-founder of the movie production company Texas Avenue Films. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Kim, her son, Columbus, and her two Papillions, Navette and Ruby. It was as a lowly writer in Dallas that she discovered the cutthroat world of husband-hunting. Never get in the way of a single woman turning thirty in Texas–you’ll have permanent scars.