Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt-- and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell by Crickett Rumley.
Sakes alive, this chatty, sassy first-person narrative about an Alabama teen-come-home who finds herself a part of the esteemed tradition of Magnolia Maids is a hoot! Jane escaped from the humid, close world of Bienville (and away from painful memories of her mom's death), but after she gets kicked out of the latest boarding school, it's back to the land of sweet tea, gossip, big hair, and frenemies like you wouldn't believe.
The novel will be a paperback original coming out from Egmont USA in June. It is a perfect beach/bus/hammock read.
In the meantime, if this sounds good, be sure to check out my friend Kim's hilarious blog: Stuff Southern People Like.