Virtually Perfect (Paperback)

By Paige Roberts

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9781496710093, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

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Description

Not so long ago, Lizzie Glass had a successful TV show, a cookbook deal, and a social diary crammed with parties and events. But fame doesn't stay fresh for long. Her show fizzles, her magazine column is canceled, and Lizzie's only option is a summer job as personal chef to the Silvesters, a wealthy and eccentric family.

Their beach house is a lavish, beautifully decorated palace on the Jersey Shore, and Lizzie gets to work catering to Kathryn and Jim Silvester's fashionably restrictive diets. But it's their
twenty-something daughter who presents Lizzie with her biggest challenge--professionally and personally. A self-proclaimed "wellness warrior," Zoe Silvester has a hugely popular website and app that promotes healthy living and organic, unprocessed foods. Yet Lizzie soon realizes that The Clean Life site has a dirty little secret. In fact, Zoe's entire online persona is based on a dangerous hoax that runs deep and will damage lives. Exposing Zoe won't just jeopardize Lizzie's job and a promising new relationship--it may expose the cracks in her own past.

Sharply observed, witty, and thoughtful, Paige Roberts' debut novel is a compelling look at one woman's journey toward reinventing herself--and seeing through the facade of others--to discover the imperfect but sometimes wonderful truth.


About the Author

Paige Roberts is a former journalist who has written for publications such as McSweeney's, Culinate, and Smithsonian.com. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
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