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The Accidental Beauty Queen

Written by: Teri Wilson
Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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. That 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. 

©2018 Teri Wilson (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • ravidreader
  • 2018-12-06

delightful

What a great sister story with some sweet romance (hot hero) thrown into the glittery fun book loving mess. It's true....to really find ourselves, sometimes everything we know to be true has to be challenged. Even our self idenity. Very nice read

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  • RueRue
  • 2019-03-15

Fluff but nice for a change

This type of story (romantic fluff) isn't my usual choice, but sometimes I need a change from literary fiction, psychological thrillers, and mysteries. The premise was completely unrealistic, but it sort-of worked. What didn't work was the romance, but I guess it's a required part of any story like this. The narrator was good and that kept me listening through all the predictable bits.

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  • T Shurland
  • 2019-03-01

Hmmm

This had the potential to be a fun and frivolous read. And it’s not a bad offering for this genre. But honestly, some things were just a bridge too far, like a librarian who only knows Rowling, Bronte, Austen, Alcott and Shakespeare? Give me a break.

Also there was too much repetition. There were the entire chapters dedicated to needless secrets and self-flagellation. Come on! The protagonist was in an absurdly farcical situation. No one supporting her had the moral high ground why did she continually punish herself. I wish she’d been less self condemning, less superficial and more confident.

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  • Katie pinnt
  • 2019-02-21

Love!

This was my first book by author Teri Wilson and it did not disappoint! The Accidental Beauty Queen is full of humor and I enjoyed every page. It was a quick read as I couldn't seem to stop listening!

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  • shaylan
  • 2019-02-16

Engaging

This Story has to be one of my new favorite stories. It kept me fully engaged every second.

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  • Jenna
  • 2019-02-05

Quirky, fun and heartwarming story!

Loved this book! Not sure why it isn’t closer to a 5* review. It is a great story of sisterly love and obligation as well as bringing to light some misconceptions many have about beauty pageants—scholarship competitions. In the middle of stepping into her sisters shoes, Charlotte finds herself not only falling in love with the ultimate forbidden man but also discovers new things about herself and a fondness for the women that surround her. Excellent book! Definitely a fun read!