Growing Up Beautiful: A Novel about Three Models in Milanby Lori Jones
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In the summer of 1986, three young American models are shipped off to Milan to fill their portfolios with photographs. Ready to experience the charmed lifestyles depicted in fashion magazines, Star, Joanne and Casey soon find themselves thrust into a foreign world that also includes private parties, unlimited drugs and predatory men.
Star's dream of obtaining financial security takes an unexpected turn after a fight with her new Italian agent. She quickly learns it takes more than beauty to make money in a city already crowded with pretty faces.
Joanne, seeking a reprieve from the demands of her privileged upbringing and Ivy League education, sneaks off to Europe without her parents consent. She meets a handsome photographer whose mere presence reveals a desperate longing in her heart she didn't know existed. Time is not on her side as a decision to honor family obligations or take a chance on love must be made.
Casey is a naive seventeen year old who is tired of hearing her mother's constant warnings about life. She is ready for adventure, but not prepared for the potential dangers that are part of the journey.
Together, these three learn the funny, unexpected and sometimes ugly truth about growing up beautiful.
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