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The Night She Won Miss America

(2017)
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Inspired by a true story, a young woman is swept up in the glamour and excitement of chasing the title of Miss America 1950 - only to vanish the night she wins.

Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest to make her mother happy, only to surprisingly find herself the judges' 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 keep him, she recklessly agrees to run away together. From the flashy carnival of the Boardwalk to the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in gilded Newport, the chase is on as the cops and a scrappy reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything-and expose Griff's darkest secret.

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Romance, intrigue, suspense - Michael Callahan's latest has it all, and that's not even counting the glorious, heady world of the Miss America pageant in its heyday." - Melanie Benjamin

"A heady whirl of gowns, gloves, chaperones, lipstick, escorts, cocktails, and romance. This engaging tale paints an evocative picture of a bygone era and the post-war ideal of young American womanhood." - Helen Bryan

"I can't remember the last time I got so caught up in a novel. Michael Callahan's gorgeous prose brings to life an intoxicating world of beauty queens and thwarted dreams that will sweep you away in a whirlwind of intrigue, passion, and secrets." - Matthew Pearl


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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 0-544-80997-1 / 978-0-544-80997-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-328-91583-2 / 978-1-328-91583-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-5200-7025-X / 978-1-5200-7025-4
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-5200-7029-2 / 978-1-5200-7029-2
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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