Something Beautiful: A Novella

Something Beautiful: A Novella

by Jamie McGuire


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ISBN-13: 9781512284041
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2015
Series: Maddox Brothers Series
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 68,986
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

Find Jamie at or on Facebook, Twitter, Tsu, and Instagram.

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Something Beautiful: A Novella 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just when you think that you can love the Maddoxs anymore... here comes Shepley. Jamie did it again!!
Spooky Bitch More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Another great one from jamie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phe_BookMusings More than 1 year ago
Fans of McGuire's Beautiful series will thoroughly enjoy this heartwarming novella featuring America Mason, Abby's best friend, and Shepley Maddox, Travis' cousin. Warning: this story contains minor spoilers from McGuire's spin-off series the Maddox Brothers. In Something Beautiful, America and Shepley have arrived at a crossroads in their relationship and the storyline progresses through many of the ups and downs of their three year love affair, starting with freshman orientation at Eastern State University and building towards a climactic road trip to America's parents' home in Wichita, Kansas, which could mean the next step for them, or the end of everything. “Sometimes, good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway … missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.” Throughout the story, the author takes the reader on a trip down memory lane as she seamlessly touches upon the major events in Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster and Beautiful Wedding—the fire at Keaton Hall, Travis and Abby's elopement in Vegas and their second wedding in St. Thomas—without taking anything away from America and Shepley's story. And with a clever, heart-pounding twist that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, McGuire delivers a powerful, emotionally packed short story and another beautiful addition to the series.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
I didn't see that coming at all. We know American as Abby's right hand woman and Shepley is Travis's wingman. This was a wonderful novella that let me truly appreciate and understand the beauty that is America and Shepley the couple. The road to marriage wasn't easy but I didn't expect a weather event to be so prevalent. My emotions were all over the place as the story unfolded and I loved every gut wrenching minute. Truly a wonderful journey of love, redemption and knowing when to say yes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy shep and mare finally got their own story! Simply beautiful and it even had me crying at times. Just a reminder how much love these two have for each other. Of course i loved that we got a little bit of travis and abby. A MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome... i loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read any of the Maddox brother books, you should get this. Quick easy read ans brings you back to the beginning, the Travis and Abby story.
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
SHEPLY is DEFINITELY A MADDOX!! My rating is really more like a 3.5/3.75, rounded up to a 4. I enjoyed Shepley and America's story, but it sort of left me empty. It ended too abruptly. This was supposed to be Shepley and America's story, but there was a lot of focus on Abby and Travis. Don't get me wrong, I loved catching up with Abby and Travis, but I wanted to read America and Shepley's story. Having said that, I must say that I absolutely love Shepley Walker Maddox and this book truly showed that Shepley is a true Maddox in all respects. Once a Maddox falls in love, it is forever. Having said how much I loved Shepley, America drove me a bit batty. She was rash and came across in a very selfish manner, and I'm not sure that ever changed before the book ended. Something Beautiful is a quick, easy and enjoyable read, despite certain events occurring that just seemed weird based on the characters' backgrounds. The book is extremely well written and as stated before, you do get to reconnect with your favorite characters from Beautiful Disaster. I do employ you to read all of the prior books in the Beautiful Disaster and Maddox Brothers series before reading Something Beautiful, because there are spoilers from the prior books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We always knew Shep and Mare ended up together, but it's great to see what transpired between them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book as all of the other books in this series didnt disappoint. Ill be so sad when this series is finished.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the maddox boys and their beautiful women. Please jamie more, i need more
Christine_Marie2 More than 1 year ago
Jamie McGuire totally did it again for us with this sweet, beautiful story about America and Shepley. This story if full of lots of emotional moments, as well as funny heart warming moments as well. I love America and Shepley as characters and it made me so happy to learn about their story and have they get the ending they deserve. I hope Jamie will give us more of their story in the feature. This is a total must read for any super fan of Jamie McGuire in general and/or super fans of the Maddox brothers over all. Loved this story extremely much. Jamie you rock!
jkayoung24 More than 1 year ago
I think every Beautiful Disaster lover has been waiting for more of Shepley and America's story, and we finally have it! I can't even describe how many feels I have for this novella, it was such an emotional read for me. Author Jamie McGuire is a genius at character development and I could relate to America in so many ways. She's sassy, forward, and strong. There is no doubt that Shepley is a swoon-worthy, and I fell for him just as hard as I did the others. It's amazing that with each story we get another glimpse into the lives of the Maddox's and fall even more in love with each of them. I'm a lover of ALL things Maddox, so I highly recommend reading this novella after all of the others!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, Jamie McGuire, has made me fall in love even more deeply with some of her characters. I am so glad Shepley and America got a story though I wish it would have been longer!! If you love the Maddox Boys here is another one, who will not disappoint you! Thank You Jamie for bringing all the Maddox Boys and their females into our world!