Raised by her grandmother in a run-down house on the wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina, Isabelle Scott loves her less-than charmed life--she and her friends work at the boardwalk and on the beach, her neighbors are always looking out for her, and cute surfer-boy Brayden has been coming around every day to teach her some tricks. But when Grams finally needs to be moved into a nursing home, her lawyer places Isabelle with a politically prominent "long-lost" uncle and his preppy privileged family, taking her away from everything she's ever known.
Unfortunately, inserting Isabelle into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove isn't going as seamlessly as everyone hoped. Cousin Mirabelle Monroe is having a hard time integrating Isabelle into her school-ruling flock of social butterflies, and Brayden, it turns out, is dating Emerald Prep's resident mean girl queen bee. Mirabelle, herself, isn't too thrilled to share her life with an outsider and to make matters worse, long-lost "Uncle" Bill is actually Isabelle's biological father. Which makes these teenage Southern "Belles" - Isabelle and Mirabelle - sisters.
Praise for Belles:
"Belles is a must-read, full of scandals, sisterhood, Southern charm, and secrets!"
—Sara Shepard, #1 bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series
"Proving Southern belles can backstab with the best of 'em, Jen Calonita weaves a soapy tale that keeps you guessing from beginning to end."
—Kate Brian, New York Times bestselling author of the Private and Privilege series
Jen Calonita is the author of the VIP, Secrets of My Hollywood Life and Fairy Tale Reform School series, and a former magazine editor who has interviewed everyone from Justin Timberlake to Beyoncé. She lives in New York with her husband, Mike; sons, Dylan and Tyler; and their Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow.