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Age before Beauty: A Novel

3 Ratings: 4.0
a book by Virginia Smith

Desperate to stay home with her baby, Allie Harrod launches a new career. Sure, she dropped out of Girl Scouts because she was lousy at cookie sales, but makeup is different, right? She'll do anything to make enough money to cover her share of the … see full wiki

Author: Virginia Smith
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: Revell
Date Published: February 2009
3 reviews about Age before Beauty: A Novel
review by . March 31, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
Age Before Beauty by Virginia Smith is the second book in the Sister-to-Sister series about three sisters who are falling in love and coming to faith. Allie Harrod is the eldest of the three girls, and she seems to have the picture perfect life. Handsome hubby, beautiful newborn daughter, and a terrific house. But Allie hasn't shed the baby weight yet, and she's feeling overweight and ugly. Her daughter Joanie is five weeks old, and Allie is supposed to go back to work full time in three weeks, …
review by . February 16, 2009
As with the first book in this series, I totally "got" these books. Being part of a three daughter family, I felt like this story was pretty much my life. You haven't lived until you've experienced three girls trying to share a bathroom, tying up the phone line or shouting over one another trying to get heard (my poor dad!). Plus since I am the oldest, I've been especially waiting for Allie's story. I enjoyed reading about her journey of being a new mom and wanting to work at the same time. I don't …
review by . February 06, 2009
This book was a quick read, certainly an enjoyable way to spend a quiet winter evening. The characters, from harried Allie to quiet Betty to slightly scary Sally Jo, live and I found myself genuinely interested in their lives as the story unfolded. Smith is a good writer who ably crafts an enjoyable and yet realistic picture of a new mom struggling to reconcile her pre-baby and post-baby plans.    Although the flap copy makes this book sound like your average chick-lit book, …
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