Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beautiful Ugly Blog Tour

Win an autographed copy of
Beautiful Ugly by Shelia Lipsey
See contest details below.

About Beautiful Ugly: Three friends with different struggles rely on God and each other to get by. Layla Hobbs has so much to offer, including a beautiful singing voice, but obesity and low self-esteem hold her back from life and finding true love. Envy Wilson has always been Layla’s backbone. But what about her own dark secrets? She won’t share them with anyone, and it’s starting to eat away at her from the inside. And then there’s Kacie Mayweather. Stricken with cerebral palsy, she’s had her share of men—five baby daddies for six children, in fact. But she’s never had one man to call her own. They’ll need plenty of faith and support from each other to see the real beauty that lies within each one of them and fulfill their deepest desires at last.

My Book Review
In Beautiful Ugly, Sheila Lipsey delivers a soul searching, thought provoking, and inspirational story.

Kacie Mayweather is a single mother of six who finds herself pregnant again. Kacie’s desire to find love and be loved leads her to doing less than savory things. Hurt can make a person do things that they normally would not do.

Envy Wilson is beautiful and successful. Yet a secret from her past makes her feel anything but beautiful. It is hard to feel beautiful; and be accepting of true love, when one feels ugly on the inside.

Layla Hobbs has an issue with her weight. She struggles to find strength to mentally change her negative way of thinking, that she could never lose weight, nor be beautiful. An unexpected tragedy will cause a change both in Layla’s body, mind, and soul.

Sheila Lipsey captured the essence of true friendship in Beautiful Ugly; true friendship endures the testing of time, trials, and truths! A true friend with decorum and affection--- tells it like it is. The ladies will deal with their insecurities-- and each other; while keeping God in the midst of them. This was a heartfelt and inspirational read; the ending had me wanting more. This was a delightful read!

Win an autographed copy of Beautiful Ugly by Shelia Lipsey!

Shelia Lipsey is the author of three other Christian Fiction novels. The trivia question below is from one of those novels. Leave your response to the trivia question below in the comment section.

What kind of job did Chandler Larson pretend to have? Tell us the title of the book.

About the Author : Author Shelia E. Lipsey is a multi-award winning author. Her novels are available at most bookstores nationwide as well as online. Lipsey’s books have been called gripping, life-altering, memorable and realistic. Lipsey was recently awarded the 2009 Top Shelf Award for Beautiful Ugly by Black Pearls Magazine. She also won 2009 Shades of Romance Readers’ Choice Awards for My Son’s Wife in the following categories: Author of the Year, Christian fiction Book of the Year, Christian Romance of the Year, Best Book Cover of the Year, Best Fiction Book of the Year, among several other awards for her novels, Into Each Life and Sinsatiable. Lipsey is the proud mother of two sons and the grandmother of three blessed young men. She is president of, founder of Living Your Dreams Now a non-profit organization and MAAW (Memphis African American Writers).
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Shelia E. Lipsey said...

Hi Vanessa! Thank you for hosting me and Beautiful Ugly on your blog today. When we take the time to give support and encouragement to one another, great things are put in motion to happen. I'm glad you enjoyed reading Beautiful Ugly and your review of it is definitely welcomed and appreciated!

vanessa richardson said...

Hi Sheila,

It was my pleasure to host you! And I agree with you 115 percent!

Great things are certainly in motion, for you and myself included; as encouraging and supporting one another-- is time well invested.


Adrienna Turner's Dream 4 More said...

I should know this answer, but I have a copy of Beautiful Ugly. Then, again, I could give it to someone else?

Hello Shelia. Hello Vanessa. Two lovely ladies in the literary world.

Dream Yours,

Ty said...

Hey Vanessa,

Thank you for hosting Shelia and for reviewing "Beautiful Ugly."

Have a Blessed Weekend!


Shelia E. Lipsey said...

Thanks Adrienna for stopping in on Vanessa's blog to support me on my tour! Vanessa, thanks to you again too and to Ty! I have absolutely enjoyed myself!