The Accidental Beauty Queen
Books | Fiction / Women
In this charming romantic comedy perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize. Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time. She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades. Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.
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"It draws you in quickly and is lighthearted and written well. I’ve read it twice now and planning to re-read again. "
"This book makes me want to watch Miss Congeniality! Since I am not a twin, I haven’t never thought about the fact that despite two people looking identical, they could still look so different from one another. Especially when one is not confident in their own skin. This book teaches people that you need to be confident in yourself. Doesn’t matter if you are a beauty queen or a librarian, if you aren’t confident then people are going to look right through you. Be proud of who you are!"