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The Accidental Beauty Queen

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  7,365 ratings  ·  1,435 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Gallery Books
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Whitney Atkinson
I was feeling a little slumpy so I decided to listen to the audiobook to try and knock myself out of it and this worked like a charm! It was mega fun and you get exactly what you expect going in. Definitely recommend if you want something fast and fun.
DJ Sakata
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

Ginny chose this life, just as surely as I chose mine. She also gets paid more for one sponsored Instagram post than I make in a week, and when I remember this, I keep my sympathy in check.

The Hogwarts T-shirt I’m wearing might as well be an invisibility cloak… I’m here for the chance to stay in Ginny’s luxury hotel room for a week, for free, and completely nerd out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m also here for moral support, of course. I plan on being at every single
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
What originally sparked my interest in this book was the cover. I just think the cover is so cute!

The Accidental Beauty Queen is a cute, light, and fluffy read. This isn't the most original story and was predictable but it still was an overall easy and fun read.

Let's meet the twins Ginny and Charlotte. These girls couldn't be more opposite.
Charlotte is a shy librarian and Ginny is outgoing competing in beauty pageants. Charlotte decides to take a vacation to see her sister compete in an upcomi
A quick read perfect for a brain candy day. Lucky for me, it was that kind of day for me and exactly what I needed. It’ll de-stress you in a minute. Loved it!!

My favorite quote:
“Fire is nature's way of regenerating the woods and clearing the way for new growth. Some trees even depend on forest fires to spread their seed. The heat of the blaze causes pinecones to pop and explode, scattering seeds far and wide that have been waiting to germinate for years. As the land is being ravaged, it’s alread
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson is a fun, light-hearted breathe of fresh air romantic comedy. This one actually had a bit more to it with a theme of discovering one’s self and connecting with family plot along with the romance when a set of identical twins swap places.

Charlotte and Ginny Gorman are identical twins but completely opposite in every way they can be. The sisters had lost their mother at an early age and Charlotte had gotten close with their father gaining a love for learn
Whitney Atkinson
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 stars? Not sure

Thanks to Gallery Books for the free review copy!

TW: Disordered eating

This book was so stinking cute and addicting!! I read 200 pages in one sitting because the Texan, Harry Potter-loving main character was so fun to follow and the inner monologue was witty and adorable. This book was so entertaining and relatable, even when it would sometimes cross over into the territory of trying too hard to be funny. It definitely kept my interest the entire book and was just the perfec
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Tl;dr: A short, sweet contemporary that's got a romance but better still, is refreshingly women positive.

I admit, I expected The Accidental Beauty Queen to be a quick, easy read. And it was, but unlike so many "chick lit" novels, or even (sad to say) many contemporary romances, this one was refreshingly devoid of any "beautiful=ugly on the inside" female characters.

The gist: Charlotte and Ginny are identical twin sisters, but Charlotte is an elementary school librarian (librarian yay!) and Ginny
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
As others have said, The Accidental Beauty Queen, is a mash-up of Harry Potter, The Parent Trap, Miss Congeniality, and Pride and Prejudice and I agree. This one is a fast read! I read this quick, fun, girly book in two days. I am no beauty queen nor do I have a sister but I enjoyed the story and characters. Teri Wilson is author I will keep my eye on.
Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
Ginny and Charlotte are identical twins. Although they look alike, their lives have taken very different directions. Ginny spends her time competing in beauty pageants and has worked hard to achieve some success. Her goal is to win the upcoming Miss American Treasure pageant- a title previously won by her mother. Charlotte is more introverted and is happy working as a librarian where she can enjoy her precious books. With little social overlap, the two sisters are not as close as most twins.

Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Love love love!!! What a fabulous story.
I had so much fun reading this great story. It’s a bit of a rom-com but mainly it is a humorous look at the life of a beauty queen and her twin sister.

How can two sisters be complete opposite’s? As with any siblings we all have our own personalities. But these two twin sisters are close to being complete opposite’s, at least in the lifestyle portion. But what would you do for your twin?

This story was a riot. From the crazy Frenchie dog to
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
This is the exact kind of read I need between all my twisted thriller and horror. Something light and fluffy - and yet somehow got me emotional. What the hell, Wilson?!

Look, I'm gonna be straight up. This book is predictable from beginning to end. But you know what? WHO CARES! Twins. Both have their strengths. One seemingly shines brighter. They trade places... things go wrong. An absolutely addictive read and while I never wanted a French bulldog before, I kind of do now... and name him Fang!

Samantha (WLABB)
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
My love for Hallmark movies is no secret, and when I saw that Teri Wilson had been involved with several particularly wonderful Hallmark films, I knew I had to read this book. I was expecting something light and fun, but still sweet and thoughtful, and Wilson more than met my expectations.

• Pro: I loved Charlotte. She was a bookish, nerdy librarian. How could I NOT love her?

• Pro: The exploration of sibling relationships is something I always enjoy, and this one was made that much more interest
Jamie Rosenblit
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
This was a fun look at twins and how insecurities can manifest when they grow up with titles like “the smart one” and “the pretty one.” Set in the world of beauty queen pageants makes this book seem light and fluffy but really has some good food for thought and I absolutely enjoyed it from start to finish!

I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
I thought this was super cute but nothing super special. I hated the main character at first, but she grew on me by the end. (view spoiler) There were a ton of HP references throughout, which is always a bonus for me. My only thing is she definitely thinks all Slytherins are evil and all Gryffindors are amazing. So wrong, but okay.

Overall it
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jun 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: june-2020
There were so many good parts in this. Good parts because gray because he sounds like my type of man. Smart, rich, and a complete nerd. But what I didn't like included the female character being very I'M SO DIFFERENT FROM MY IDENTICAL TWIN SISTER AND I'M SO UGLY COMPARED TO HER AND WHY IS SHE SO MATERIALISTIC CAN'T SHE JUST BE NORMAL LIKE ME attitude really threw me off. What I also didn't like is how everything wrapped up so fast and so easily?????? Real rating 3.5 stars. ...more
Megha Patel
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I was surprised by this book. I listened to the audio book and literally finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed it for sure. The story line and how Charlotte came to grow and understand her twin a better through this experience was done really well. The part that I did not like a little was the “instalove” thing, we did not get to know much about Gray. His character seemed a little underdeveloped and I would have loved to see them interact more. Oh, another thing that I LOVED were all the Harry P ...more
Kristy K
A cute fluffy book great for fans of romantic comedies, Miss Congeniality, and plots revolving around twins switching places.

Charlotte's identical twin sister is competing in the Miss America Treasure pageant when she suffers an allergic reaction. She convinces her shier, more homebody twin, Charlotte, to take her place in the preliminaries. There is a romance the buds between Charlotte and a guy she meets at the hotel that adds to the story, but ultimately this felt more of a quirky, adult com
Admittedly I kind of want to hate this book, but it was so fluffy I can't.
This story is sheer wish fulfillment. It is the idea that YOU (meek little bookworm) are one spray tan and hair extension away from being Miss America.
And who doesn't want to feel that way?
Further, you don't even need the spray tan to gain the love of a Super Hawt Billionaire (who adores books and dogs and children) because he will take one look at you and fall for your makeup-less face and Quirky Nerd Girl T-Shirt.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: release-2018
4.5 ☆ This was a quick, fun rom-com about twins that pull a switcheroo at the start of a Miss American Treasure pageant. IG Beauty queen Ginny suffers hives the night before her competition so Charlotte gets talked into switching places with her. Charlotte puts me in mind of a very bookish Grace Hart in the Miss Congeniality movie. She’s totally opposite of Ginny. Charlotte is a shy children’s librarian at an elementary school, never wears makeup, wears graphic t-shirts, is a Harry Potter nerd a ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-borrowed
I enjoyed this lighthearted romantic comedy about a Texas librarian substituting for her beauty queen sister in the pageant won by their late mother. I loved the characters and the romance although predictable definitely worked for me.

Goodreads review published 03/08/20
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If ever a book was begging to be made into a movie The Accidental Beauty Queen is it! It was an absolutely adorable read and would be more than ideal as a rom com movie, it was perfection in my eyes and I’m so glad I read it before making my best of the year lists because this will definitely be on it!

This uses quite a few classic and well loved tropes that we’ve all seen before, but somehow Wilson manages to breathe fresh life into the story in such a charming way. Identical twins switch places
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.

Wasn't super into it but a fun read. The sisters were fun to read about and I loved the dog but the love interest of the one fell flat for me.

Nice book to forget about real life for a bit. Very glad I'm not in the pageant world though (no offense to anyone).

Could see this being made into a movie one day.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: but-why, dnf

I bailed out, screaming, at the paragraph where the heroine thinks the hero being more than passingly familiar with dog names from HARRY POTTER is somehow him dredging up an obscure lit reference. I’m a librarian and can’t deal with the idea that liking HP is a quirky character trait when that is far from me or most of my colleagues.

Didn’t make it far enough to see if heroine would make a snarky comment about how evil dog earing books is.
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Cute and easy read
Joanna (wordsrmyweapon)
I really just meant to start this one tonight but I ended up finished it all in one sitting before bed.
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, 2019
This was so charming and sweet.
Camille Maio
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the style of Sophie Kinsella, Teri Wilson had me laughing and crying with THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN. It was Parent Trap meets Pageant Life, a story full of sisterhood, love, and trying to do the right thing. If you judge books buy their covers, then this charming cover is a great start to what is gold in its pages. Enjoy!
A well written light romantic comedy that was quick and easy to read. I found some laugh out moments and some endearing characters. This involves twins changing places - always fun. Worth the read.
May 07, 2020 marked it as dnf
Wow I did not enjoy this and DNFed after Ch5.

The main character is supposed to be this 'nerdy', 'quirky', librarian girl (because Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice are such unknown novels) with low self-esteem and who doesn't think she's pretty even though she constantly states that her twin, who looks exactly like her, is gorgeous (because that's not a stereotype). The Harry Potter references were shoved in your face over and over again.

After she compared herself unfavorably to her sister f
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
I won this as a giveaway. This is an easy read that’s fun. Twin sisters who act nothing alike switch places when the “more attractive” beauty queen’s face swells up making her unable to compete. Hence the smarter, considered slighter more unattractive one has to fill in. Honestly it’s a slightly shallow book and full of cliches but I had a lot of fun reading it! Sometimes reading or watching a fun and feel good story is just what the doctor ordered!
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