The Night She Won Miss America

A Novel

When a reluctant Miss Delaware is swept up in the glamour of a 1950s pageant, tragedy results.

By Michael Callahan Read by Daniela Acitelli Fiction / History - United States / Romance / Women's Interest English, Unabridged 10h 47m Sell Sheet
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							Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest to make her mother happy and, surprisingly, finds herself to be the judges' choice. Just like that, she's catapulted into the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing, mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when she unexpectedly wins the crown, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff. In order to protect his darkest secret, Griff must run, so Betty recklessly agrees to run, too. With the cops and a scrappy reporter in pursuit, the chase begins, taking them from the carnival of the Boardwalk to the streets of Manhattan and a cliffside mansion in Newport, and it threatens to unravel everything.

"A wild tale...Early in her pageant experience, Betty muses that 'Miss America does odd things to people.' Clearly, she had no idea. Callahan creates a story that is brisk-paced and fluid." - Kirkus Reviews

"Callahan has crafted an intriguing suspense story marrying the frothy, fashion-fueled pageant world with the secrets people have to live with." - Booklist

"This plot-driven story blends aspects of romance, mystery, and thriller...Fans of mid-century drama, beauty queens, and gripping romance will enjoy this adventurous read." - School Library Journal

"Inspired by a true story, this delightful novel is like an old black-and-white movie translated to the page, perfectly capturing the era as it serves up breathless romance and a heart-pounding plot." - People Magazine