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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vanessa Melendez
  • 2019-03-29

Cute book with a nice message

I liked it a lot. It was geek but not cringey like books like this tend to be. The story was very easy to get sucked into. I would definitely share this book with someone who needs an easy light reading. It was funny and I didn’t want to put it down.

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  • marie
  • 2019-06-19

ok

It started off strong but then kind of fizzled at the end. The live story seemed a little rushed and forced. Also it was a bit unrealistic that family would not have noticed thr switch...oh well. good listen while cleaning out my closet.

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  • MegDGonzalez
  • 2019-06-17

Loved it!

While fluff and fun abound, this book gives even more. I thought there would be a fair amount of stereotypical pageant cattiness, but it wasn’t that. It was about strong women coming together and making each other stronger. I loved it from start to finish.

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  • tammie bitters murri
  • 2019-05-23

Sweet, Light, Entertaining Romcom

Throw “Miss Congeniality”, “Pride and Prejudice”, and “The Parent Trap” in a blender, season with a touch of “Legally Blonde” and this is the story you’ll end up with. I was looking for light fluff after several heavier non fiction reads, and this charming but predictable book delivered. It held my attention and made me laugh often. I even teared up a bit towards the end in spite of myself. The story is adorable. In true tradition of all novels based on a Pride and Prejudice theme, it helps to disarm the negative stigmas from all angles of the story. The narration sparkles - clear, bright and great timing in the delivery. I loved that the writer kept the material clean - I am often asked to recommend books that aren’t offensive, and they are few and far between. This is one I can endorse to just about anyone. Great fun summer read!

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  • gsquared
  • 2019-04-25

It was alright

It was sweet. But I think it was a little too long of a suspense drama for me. I liked the storyline. But over all an alright story. Narrator was really good! So that made the story a little easier to finish.

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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.