"Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache." —Vanity Fair
Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she's the judges' top choice. Just like that, she's catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff's love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff's darkest secret.
"Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns." —Town & Country
"A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag." —Adweek
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