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Pretty is as Pretty Does by Debby Mayne
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Class Reunion Series, Book 1
Priscilla Slater goes to her ten-year high school reunion with equal parts dread and eager anticipation. Even though she’s a successful owner of a chain of hair salons and no longer has the mousy brown hair, crooked teeth, and discount-store wardrobe, she still feels like the ugly duckling. But when she arrives at the reunion, Priscilla soon realizes that her old classmates aren’t exactly as she remembers them. With humor and a just a touch of sassiness, Priscilla finds herself facing her own truth—and she may be surprised at what she discovers.
I have to say that at least in my experience Debby Mayne pretty much nailed all the dynamics that go into a class reunion. She did a marvelous job of depicting all the angst of seeing people that you haven’t seen in years. Remember how you felt? That’s exactly how at least one of the characters felt.
I enjoyed being able to peek into the lives of all the different characters. Some classmates had changed and some had stayed the same. Some for the better and some for the worse. A few of the popular kids had grown up and become successful but inside they still had their own battles of insecurity to face. A few of the wallflowers had blossomed into thriving adults that had successfully become comfortable in their own skin.
This is destined to be a three part series and if the following two books are as entertaining as the first one it is going to be a hit series. The second book in the series is titled Bless Her Heart and is scheduled to release in August 2013. It will center around the classmates 15 year reunion. The final installment is titled Tickled Pink its release date is scheduled in September 2013. It will cover the 20 year reunion.
If you are looking for a fun yet light summer read this would be a great choice. You’ll even have a chance to check out some of Debby’s other selections between the releases!
But wait, there’s more . . . Debby has a fun little prequel that you can read from your computer. Don’t worry it’s only 16 pages long but totally worth the read. Here’s the link: Before The Class Reunion
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