The Accidental Beauty Queen

The Accidental Beauty Queen

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Sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize. Charlotte and Ginny Gorman might look alike but they're completely different in every other way. Bookish Charlotte loves her job as an elementary school librarian, while her twin sister is an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant. Ginny has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she's not giving up until she's crowned Miss American Treasure. Dragging Charlotte to the pageant with her for good luck, Ginny's winning plan goes awry when she has a severe allergic reaction to dinner the night before the competition. A trip to urgent care confirms that she won't be back in beauty queen form for at least three days. After a few tears and a whole lot of begging, Charlotte agrees to take her sister's place in the pageant. Overnight, she's thrown into the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras. Charlotte realizes that there might be more to the pageant circuit than just a sparkly crown.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781501197604
1501197606
Branch Call Number: FIC/WILSON
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm

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AConsolver
Jan 10, 2019

3.5 - 4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary romances, humor, nerdy references, and PG-13 romance.

Ginny and Charlotte are twins and polar opposites. Ginny is a beauty queen with an Instagram presence that earns her living. Charlotte is a school librarian with a minor Harry Potter obsession.When Charlotte agrees to attend Ginny's pageant in Florida she imagines she'll be there for the finals to cheer her sister on.. .but otherwise reading and visiting Harry Potter World. However, when Ginny has an allergic reaction and is unable to compete she convinces Charlotte to take her place for the first few days. What can go wrong? Not to mention... one of the judges is both nerdy, and incredibly handsome.

This is a really cute, quick read. I enjoyed this Parent Trap meets Miss Congeniality plot. At first I was hoping for the whole story to be about Ginny and Charlotte... Sort of a coming to terms story with their sisterhood and their differences. As the book went though, I really ended up liking Grey. So I wasn't too sad that there was romance involved in the plot too. It was very cute in a nerdy sort of way (so many Harry Potter references! etc.). Also she says her favorite book is Jane Eyre. So it's a keeper for obvious reasons. I liked that this book did address the issues she had with her sister, and with herself as well as the romantic plot. This was a very cute PG-13 sort of romance... and I liked it. :)

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darladoodles
Nov 09, 2018

The bookworm librarian in me really enjoyed this book as did my twin sister self (although not identical). Twin sisters Charlotte and Ginny are together for the Miss America Treasure Pageant. Ginny is the contestant and Charlotte the observer until an allergic reaction sidelines Ginny in the room during the prelims. She talks Charlotte into taking her place and we all know that the chickens are going to come home to roost before long. A lovely escape with some classic literary references. Curl up with a cup of cocoa and enjoy.

DCLadults Nov 02, 2018

A New & Noteworthy pick. A shy librarian switches places when her twin, competing in a beauty pageant, has an allergic reaction and needs to give her swollen face a couple of days to recover. Surprisingly, the nerdish twin does very well. Charming and a lot of fun.

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