Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: We Could Be Beautiful

We Could Be Beautiful published earlier this summer and we are excited to feature it today. Thanks to Doubleday, we have FIVE copies to give away!

A spellbinding psychological debut novel, Swan Huntley's We Could Be Beautiful is the story of a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one.

Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. She sees her personal trainer, she gets weekly massages, and occasionally she visits her mother and sister on the Upper East Side, but after two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is haunted by the fear that she'll never have a family of her own. 

One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer's), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth's old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: "We cannot trust anyone . . . " Is William lying about his past? And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth? 

Featuring a fascinating heroine who longs for answers but is blinded by her own privilege, We Could Be Beautiful is a glittering, seductive, utterly surprising story of love, money, greed, and family.


About the Author:
Swan Huntley earned her MFA from Columbia University. She's received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ragdale Foundation. She lives in California and Hawaii.

Visit Swan at her websiteTwitter, and Instagram.




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29 comments:

Janine said...

I always thought Nicole Kidman was really pretty and glamorous.

susieqlaw said...
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susieqlaw said...

Jennifer Garner

TinaB said...

Reece Witherspoon

Jennifer C said...

Jennifer Aniston has always been beautiful.

Burma Turner said...

Jennifer Lopez

Elizabeth Parker said...

This book sounds really good. Drew Barrymore is a fave actress of mine, and I agree with Jennifer Garner here too.

Jennifer said...

What a tough question! I think Jennifer Lawrence is always stunning.

Bonnie Franks said...

Jennifer Lawrence and Drew Barrymore. It's the down-to-earth ness.

Erin G said...

I'll agree with Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Matt Bomer is a beautiful man!

jpetroroy said...

Reese Witherspoon.

traveler said...

Natalie Portman.

Jennifer Ingman said...

Blake Lively. Jennifer Garner. Elizabeth Taylor.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Jennifer Lopez & Reese Witherspoon

Melanie Backus said...

So many beauties out there' it is hard to name one. I think Kevin Costner is pretty easy to look at!

Rita said...

Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Linda Kish said...

Sandra Bullock

Jenn C. said...

Kerry Washington

Mary Preston said...

Maybe Cate Blanchett.

Anita Yancey said...

I would have to say Jennifer Aniston.

Mary Evelyn said...

I think Cate Blanchett has always been a regal beauty, inside & out. Something about her stands out and she's mesmerizing on screen. Elegant and refined.

KAS said...

Natalie Portman -- I went to college with her, and she is stunning in person. Being very petite in body frame (as well as a dark-haired/eyed white woman) and a smart woman myself, I am endeared to/identify with these qualities in Portman and find her physical beauty all the more compelling. I agree with many other commenters in finding Cate Blanchett's appearance uniquely pleasing. Fun question! Cheers, Kara S

Alexandra Preda said...

Kit Harrington in my oppinion :-)

Tatum Rangel said...

Penelope Cruz

L Bryant said...

Sophia Loren

Laurice Mcclung said...

Jane Seymore

Summer said...

Charlize Theron

Jinger Kat said...

Julianne Moore ~ always so elegant and timeless beauty

bn100 said...

Sandra Bullock