The Accidental Beauty Queen

The Accidental Beauty Queen

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"In this charming and witty romantic comedy reminiscent of Miss Congeniality and The Parent Trap, the acclaimed author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Royally Wed shows us that 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. It's absolutely mortifying.
"In this charming and witty romantic comedy reminiscent of Miss Congeniality and The Parent Trap, the acclaimed author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Royally Wed shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2018
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501197604
Branch Call Number: FIC Wilson T
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm


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vm510 Jul 16, 2019

A fun, fluffy romance with identical twins taking each other's places (hijinks ensue). I enjoyed the main character's personality even though her life circumstances were a bit far-fetched. I liked that beauty pageants and contestants were complex in this story.

LoganLib_Aavishka Jun 26, 2019

A lovely light read! Not too big and not too short, it had the right amount of quirkiness, humour, drama and love. I loved how it felt fast paced yet steady at the same time. The protagonist of the book was so full of charm and made me laugh all the way. She was written in a way which made her very relatable to me and I really enjoyed reading her story. Overall, this was a wonderful chick lit to read and relax.

Jun 20, 2019

Light, fluffy , funny, predictable, enjoyable, nerdy book references, rom-com, and as most of the reviews have stated- a cross between Miss Congeniality and the Parent Trap.

May 15, 2019

The Parent Trap Meets Miss Congeniality in this frothy, fun book by Teri Wilson. The Accidental Beauty Queen is exactly what you’d expect from the title and cover: a tulle and rhinestone-filled romp with humor, hijinks, and witty dialogue. If baton-twirling isn’t your thing, you might still enjoy the Harry Potter references, cute pup Buttercup and the predictable yet sweet Happy Ever After.

ReadingAdviser_leni Mar 29, 2019

So I managed to read this book in just under an hour. Now, before you panic, I read quickly. Plus, there is a a lot of white space. The margins, between each line, at the beginning of a chapter... just tons of white space.

I picked up the book as it featured a librarian who had to stand in for her sister in a beauty pageant. Also, it was declared it was a romance. I found it was less romance and more chick lit (which is not my favourite at all). Very similar to the movie "Miss Congeniality," which the author refers to many times.

This was not what I was hoping for, and I was not sympathetic to any of the characters. Also, the librarian didn't read any of the books she had with her!!!

JessicaGma Mar 27, 2019

It was a fun read - you know where it is going but it was still a good ride. I would recommend it if you do not want something smutty but rather more comedy in your romances. It would make a great film!

Jan 28, 2019

A quick read, predictable but funny moments, nerdy wanted to find out how this was actually going to work.

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. :)

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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