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Win Katherine Center’s Everyone is Beautiful
Because falling in love with yourself may be the most difficult task
Enter HERE BEFORE June 19 to win a signed copy of Everyone is Beautiful!
With spot-on precision about what it’s like to parent young children, Katherine Center‘s Everyone Is Beautiful is a pure work of art and a charming love letter to all women and mothers. So often as I read, I felt I was being transported back in time to those crazy days of diapers, sippy cups, tantrums and “I don’t feel like putting on my clothes” moods little children have.
Very young children truly do suck the life out of their mothers, and Center’s main character Lanie – who finds herself in a new city with no friends – is no exception. You feel Lanie’s urgency to want to be something more than just a producer of children. Don’t get Lanie wrong – she knows motherhood is a blessing, but she also is thrown into the trenches with no one by her side to lift her out at a time when most mothers need an army of help just to make it to bedtime.
Center portrays exactly what it’s like to be a mom who’s overwhelmed, exhausted and truly in love with her children.
When Lanie and her family move from Houston to Boston, she’s in the midst of the tornado of rearing her three young boys, but she drops everything she’s ever known to follow her husband, Peter, and his dreams of being a musician. What follows is every post-partum mom’s dread. An unintentional act of humiliation sends Lanie into a flurry to rediscover herself, to become the woman she once was, no matter what. Even if it involves losing the husband she created her family with.
With a cast of characters who are as real as your next-door neighbors, we travel with Lanie through her self-discovery. Everyone is Beautiful is genuine story that reminds us that we’re all beautiful, and we’re all different, and sometimes it takes getting further from yourself to really discover who you are.
Betty readers can enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Everyone is Beautiful. Simply leave a comment in the BettyTalk section and tell us when you feel your most beautiful, and we’ll choose one random winner to receive Everyone is Beautiful. Because truly, there is something beautiful in everyone, and Katherine Center’s book is a gorgeous reminder of this!