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Beauty and the Bridesmaid

Beauty and the Bridesmaid

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by Lisa Souza
     
 
Could love be a nip/tuck away?

Having endured her mother's fourth wedding, hypnotized by makeover shows, and tempted by Zvengali-esque image consultant Kennedy J, über bridesmaid Dot Lindell launches into an odyssey of self improvement, plastic surgery and therapy.

Then new and improved Dot encounters former high school hottie John Miller and begins a risky

Overview

Could love be a nip/tuck away?

Having endured her mother's fourth wedding, hypnotized by makeover shows, and tempted by Zvengali-esque image consultant Kennedy J, über bridesmaid Dot Lindell launches into an odyssey of self improvement, plastic surgery and therapy.

Then new and improved Dot encounters former high school hottie John Miller and begins a risky deception, convincing both herself and John she's a totally different person. Maybe she can pull it off: after all she's unrecognizable.

But then John introduces Dot to his best friend - and that bully from her nightmares - Jack Weston. And Jack's changed since high school, too. He's grown dangerous.

Beauty & the Bridesmaid is a darkly comic tale of transformation and choices, frenemies and friendship, the heroic saga of a nice woman who just wants to look in a mirror and feel beautiful, but may find the price is higher than she bargained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985677220
Publisher:
Mark Souza
Publication date:
08/03/2014
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Souza lives an often damp existence in Western Washington. She is a former Microsoft employee, a registered hypnotist and a terrible multi-tasker.

She's also a joiner: the National Guild of Hypnotists, the HypnoChicks, the fine folks at Stage32.com, the Skagit Valley Writers League, the Northwest Women Writers and the Wet Coast Writers. Which is a lot of joining.

The staff at the Fairgrounds continues to inspire her while providing much needed material (oh the stories they tell!) and her G-Prep buddies keep her honest.

She lives with her engineer/author husband Mark Souza,(of "Robyn's Egg" fame), her two creative daughters and perhaps the world's goofiest looking dog.

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Beauty and the Bridesmaid 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In her debut novel, Beauty and the Bridesmaid, author Lisa Souza weaves an entertaining tale that follows Dot Lindell's transformational journey from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. Dot's story is written in a dramatic style with a touch of dark humor. The reader follows Dot as she takes extreme measures to transform her external features, and become a new woman through surgery, diet, exercise, and a wardrobe makeover. But alas ... Dot's journey has its trials and tribulations, and along the way she discovers that external appearances are only superficial and can be changed, but it doesn't change the person inside, or the important relationships that she has with others, and it won't help achieve the acceptance and love that she so desperately seeks. Beauty and the Bridesmaid is a story that delves into self image and societal perceptions. I loved that the author weaves a tale that intertwines humor with a serious women's issue that every woman can relate to. While I found myself laughing and cringing as I followed Dot's journey, I couldn't help but also ponder the underlying message of the issue of self image and societal perceptions. What woman hasn't been in Dot's shoes at sometime in her life? But would you go the lengths that Dot did to transform herself, when all that really counts is the quality of your inner person? Beauty and the Bridesmaid is a thought provoking and humorous story about one woman who faces her insecurities, and along the way finds and accepts her true self.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! It's not so much a book about being a bridesmaid but beauty It's a complete transformation of an "ugly duckling" into a swan lady  how far would you go to change your outside appearance   inner dairy might be fine It's comically written & most the book is funny but also serious issues with a climactic ending! Flash forward 7 years & find out how the main character, Dot, is doing Highty recommend for women especially but a fun read for men too