Skinny Me

A New Start

Book 1
Coastal Lines
149
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 Jennifer Carpenter dreams of being a different person – A person with confidence, a person with beauty, a person who weighs a heck of a lot less. At twenty-seven, her world falls apart. She’s out of work, her mother has died, her estranged brother is in a coma and, despite good qualifications, each and every job interview ends in another rejection. Marked by the teasing, taunts, and fat jokes that defined her childhood, Jennifer blames her current lack of success on her ever-growing waist band. 

In need of a change, Jennifer puts her dream of ‘skinny’ above all else. Obsessed with this mission, she devotes her life to becoming the ideal version of herself even if it means becoming alienated from the only people who love her. Determined to lose the weight she believes is ruining her life, Jennifer finds herself in danger of losing so much more.
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Publisher
Coastal Lines
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Published on
Sep 2, 2014
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780993923838
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
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Eloise Grant has worked her whole life to ensure she never has to depend on anyone but herself. Determined to have it all, can she to keep the life she’s sure she deserves while battling with memories of a past she’d rather forget? Smart, entertaining, complex, and satisfying.

 

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After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Tracey Sampson has finally met a man she can trust. Will delving into her past propel her toward a better future or will fear continue to hold her back? A deep and passionate read about coming to terms with your imperfections and insecurities.

 

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