The Accidental Beauty Queen

The Accidental Beauty Queen

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Bookish Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, while her twin Ginny is an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant. Ginny is not giving up the circuit until she's crowned Miss American Treasure, and drags Charlotte to the pageant for good luck. When Ginny has a severe allergic reaction to dinner the night before the competition, 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-- and comes to realize that there might be more to it than just a sparkly crown.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2018
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501197604
1501197606
Branch Call Number: Fiction Wil
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 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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