Friday, November 28, 2014

The Beauty of a Second Chance by Lori Jones Giveaway (Open Internationally!)

Growing Up Beautiful: A Novel about Three Models in Milan
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.

Sixteen years after their European adventure, ex-fashion models Star, Joanne and Casey reunite over lunch and realize they have a lot to talk about.

On Star’s wedding day, her mother-in-law drops a bomb that threatens her marriage and future security. Joanne becomes a reluctant volunteer out to protect a park against development while hesitant to lower her guard for love. Casey struggles to find a job while trying to be her daughter’s friend instead of enemy, and wonders how she can get her son’s Little League coach to play fair.

Now, older and wiser, will these three women use this second chance at friendship to help one another find success and happiness.
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Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy each of Growing Up Beautiful and The Beauty of a Second Chance—that's two winners total! Even though TBoaSC is a sequel, it reads perfectly well as a standalone :)

To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
What do you think is the most common argument mother have with their daughters, and why?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Lori and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to the lovely Lori Jones!
Giveaway ends December 12th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally—woohoo! That means anyone in the world can enter!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!