The Accidental Beauty Queen
By Teri Wilson
A charming romantic comedy - think Miss Congeniality meets The Parent Trap - from critically-acclaimed author Teri Wilson. Perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella.
'Teri Wilson is the Queen of Romantic Comedy!' Sarah Morgan
'The Accidental Beauty Queen effortlessly delivers on all of the charm and emotion you hope for in a romantic comedy. Utterly enchanting' Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author
In this charming romantic comedy, perfect for fans of The Princess Switch, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson (creator of Hallmark movies Unleashing Mr Darcy and Marrying Mr Darcy) 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.
'The perfect recipe for a feel-good read: Mix one part Mr. Darcy, one part sisterhood, one bulldog named Buttercup and add a hefty sprinkle of glitter. I laughed, cried, and swooned and even felt better in a bikini after reading it!' Lindsay Emory, critically acclaimed author of The Royal Runaway
Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Marrying Mr. Darcy, The Art of Us and Northern Lights of Christmas, based on her book Sleigh Bell Sweethearts. She is a double finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction for her novels The Princess Problem and Royally Wed. In 2017, she served as a national judge for the Miss United States pageant in Orlando, Florida, and has since judged in the Miss America system. Visit her at TeriWilson.net or on Twitter @TeriWilsonAuthr.
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04 Dec 2018
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The Accidental Beauty Queen effortlessly delivers on all of the charm and emotion you hope for in a romantic comedy. Utterly enchanting — Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author
The perfect recipe for a feel-good read: Mix one part Mr. Darcy, one part sisterhood, one bulldog named Buttercup and add a hefty sprinkle of glitter. I laughed, cried, and swooned and even felt better in a bikini after reading it! — Lindsay Emory, critically acclaimed author of The Royal Runaway
Delightfully escapist fun . . . a charming and unexpectedly touching behind-the-scenes look at the pageant world — Kirkus Reviews
As soon as I read the Miss Congeniality quote at the beginning of this book, I knew I was onto a winner . . . Fans of Sophie Kinsella - this is definitely one for you — Go by the Book
This book was an absolute blast to read. I was laughing out loud, smiling in sisterly solidarity, and anxiously biting my nails. Rom-com fans are definitely going to want to add this one to their lists — Midwest Ladies Who Lit
Entertaining, heartfelt, and unique — Harlequin Junkie
f ever a book was begging to be made into a movie, The Accidental Beauty Queen is it! An absolutely adorable read . . . highly recommended for rom com fans — Novel Gossip
sweet, heartfelt, and just downright hilarious. The Accidental Beauty Queen was everything my book-loving heart desired and then some — The Bookish Libra
[A] touching story about women supporting women . . . Wilson's engaging novel weaves a forbidden romance around Charlotte and Ginny's authentic camaraderie, making for an affecting tale of sisterly love — Publishers Weekly
Wilson's latest will delight fans of that sweet blend of chick lit and romantic comedy with this story of sisterhood, self-acceptance, beauty queens, and book nerds — Booklist
The Accidental Beauty Queen is a refreshing take on the Parent Trap switcheroo scenario with lots of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice thrown in for good measure. With several heartwarming and laugh-out-loud moments, I recommend it to anyone looking for a light and spirited read — Totally Bex
Light, romantic, fluffy - The Accidental Beauty Queen made me laugh and smile. I can't wait to see what Ms Wilson brings us next — BJ's Book Blog