The Tiara Club

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Grab your sparkliest tiara, blend your favorite fruity drink, and get ready to laugh and cry with the women of the Tiara Club.

Georgia Elliott grew up in a small Gulf town full of Southern charm---and a superefficient grapevine---so the few secrets she's managed to keep are precious, including that she invented TV's hottest new kitchen gadget, the Miracle Chef. A second-generation beauty queen, Georgia turns to women she knows she can trust to keep her secret from her controlling society mama: the Tiara Club. All the members are veterans of the pageant circuit, but they've just admitted one woman who doesn't fit in---a Yankee who's never taped her breasts or smeared glue on her butt to wow the judges. And this year the Tiara Club is determined to help this outsider win the coveted Shrimp Queen crown. Add in an impending wedding and the club's attempts to keep Georgia's secret, and the women of the Tiara Club have to do all they can to hold on to their poise, their friendships, and their senses of humor.

Praise for Beverly Brandt:

"Steel Magnolias meet the Sweet Potato Queens in this book about friendship, beauty pageants, Southern living, deep, dark secrets, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love. Don't miss this witty, charming novel!"
---Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of No Longer a Stranger

"The perfect pick-me-up for rainy days."
---Publishers Weekly

"An author to watch."
---Elizabeth Bevarly, author of Just Like a Man

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Southern-fried chick-lit.Georgia Elliot is a founding member of the Tiara Club, a support group in small-town Mississippi for "recovering beauty queens." She's also an inventor, but she keeps that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darla - LibraryThing

This one's All About Secrets. Heroine Georgia is an ex-beauty queen and secret inventor. She and her friends call each other the Tiara Club, as they're all veterans of the beauty contest circuit--all ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Beverly Brandt lives in sunny Florida, where she writes full-time and dreams of having a Tiara Club of her very own. She is the author of four previous novels.

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