Book Review: Pretty is as Pretty Does by Debby Mayne

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Join Debby Mayne, author of the Christian fiction, Pretty is as Pretty Does, as she tours the blogosphere July 1 – 26 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

ABOUT PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES             Pretty Is As Pretty Does

Priscilla Slater goes to her 10-year high school reunion as a successful business woman. Even though she got rid of her mousy brown hair, swapped out her discount store wardrobe for designer clothes, and now has perfectly straight teeth, she can’t get past feeling like the ugly duckling. Her parents’ disapproval for her choice of careers—running a chain of hair salons—deepens her self-doubt. She experiences self-discovery and learns that things aren’t always as they seem.

During the reunion, one woman passes out after starving herself for the event. The class beauty queen appears to have more self-confidence than ever until her ex shows up with his new wife. The reunion organizer has taken her responsibilities to a whole new level that makes the Marines look like Boy Scouts, while her husband drinks too much and makes a fool of himself. The man she always dreamed about being with finally gives her some attention, but when she finds out more about him, she realizes he’s not worth her time. These realizations boost her self-confidence, but now she has to deal with her best friend Tim’s new feelings for her.

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ABOUT DEBBY MAYNE          Debby Mayne

Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past eight years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July 2009.

Her latest book is Pretty Is As Pretty Does.

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blog tour schedule

Monday, July 1 – Book Featured at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Tuesday, July 2 – Book Review at The Mary Book Reader

Wednesday, July 3 – Book Review at Splashes of Joy

Friday, July 5 – Book Review at A Peek at My Bookshelf


Monday, July 8 – Book Review & Character Guest Post at Reader Girls

Monday, July 8 – Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Tuesday, July 9 – Book Review at Kaisy Daisy Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 10 – Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Thursday, July 11 – Book Review at Popcorn Reads

Friday, July 12 – Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Saturday, July 13 – Guest Blogging at Books a la Mode

Sunday, July 14 – Book Review at Thoughts in Progress


Monday, July 15 – Book Review at Melissa’s Midnight Musings

Tuesday, July 16 – Book Feature & Giveaway at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Tuesday, July 16 – Book Review at Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, July 17 – Book Review at Community Bookstop

Thursday, July 18 – Interview & Book Giveaway at Janna Shay’s Fair Play

Thursday, July 18 – Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts

Friday, July 19 – Book Review at By the Book

Friday, July 19 – Book Review & Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea


Monday, July 22 – Book Review at Fictional Candy

Monday, July 22 – Book Review at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Monday, July 22 – Book Review at Sweet Southern Home

Tuesday, July 23 -  Book Review at My Cozy Corner

Tuesday, July 23 – Book Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 24 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, July 24 – Book Review & Giveaway at The Self-Taught Cook

Thursday, July 25 – Book Review at Dr. Pepper Diva

Thursday, July 25 – Book Review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday, July 26 – Book Review at Melina’s Book Blog


Reader review . . .

It’s been ten years since Priscilla and her classmates graduated from Piney Point High School, and now it’s time for a reunion.  The invitations have been sent and everyone is getting ready.  Priscilla now owns a small chain of hair salons, and it’s a good thing, because now that they’re approaching thirty, some of her high-school acquaintances are feeling insecure.  As the time for the reunion draws near, the head of the committee is in a frenzy, while Trudy is starving herself in anticipation of seeing her ex-husband again.

This first novel in the Class Reunion series was the most fun I’ve had reading in quite awhile.  Having attended my own 30-year reunion (ouch!) last year, the characters and their situations rang true.  There’s the wallflower who finally blooms, the party guy who never grew up, the jock who is still reliving past glories, the beauty queen who fears aging, and the stud who brings the young hottie as his date.  Trust me; these are real people.  Watching all the characters as they approach the reunion, and some of them growing in the process, kept me glued to the book right up to the last page.

I’m waiting impatiently for the next book in this new series.

5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Pump Up Your Book book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive   review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.