The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

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 queen, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to say “world peace,” and she’s not giving up until she wins Miss American Treasure. But when Ginny has a face-altering allergic reaction the night before competition, 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 realizes, after walking a mile in her twin’s sky-high stilettos, there might be more to the pageant circuit than just a sparkly crown

Review:

I’m still not Meg March or Jane Bennet. I’ll always be a Jo or a Lizzie, no matter what kind of dress I wear or how I style my hair. But that’s okay, because for once, I feel like the heroine of my own story. It’s taken pretending to be someone else to make me realize who I actually am.

This book was very cute – fun and fast. It was exactly what I needed and much more than I expected. I didn’t expect the heart strings that it pulled. I didn’t expect the character growth that it portrayed. It caught me in ways I didn’t see coming. It is a story of sisters. It is a story of women. It ulimatily is a story of knowing and loving yourself. Its stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing the things that make you wonderful. Its about being confident and true.

It references the movie “Miss Congeniality” on numerous occasions and I think that if you liked that movie you will indeed love this book.

It is an general fiction book, as the characters are almost 30yrs old. It is a fairly clean read. I would suggest it if you are looking for something fun and endearing to read.

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