Beautiful Ugly (Mass Market)

By Shelia E. Lipsey

Urban Christian, 9781601628084, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2009)

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Envy Wilson, Layla Hobbs, and Kacie Mayweather are three 30-year-old friends who lean heavily on one another for support in troubled times. 

Layla fights the battle of obesity coupled with low self esteem, but her melodious voice can soothe the savage beast. Who can fulfill her desire for love? 

Envy is Layla’s backbone, and one of the few people in her life who doesn’t beat up on her about being overweight. But Envy has her own dark and sordid secrets that she refuses to share, not even with Layla and Kacie.

Kacie, born with cerebral palsy, has always felt the need to prove that she can get a man just like any “normal” woman. She has six children and five baby daddies, but has never had a husband. When she meets an older man at church, she hopes her prayers for a perfect love will be fulfilled.

Through their trials, the three of them cling to each other. The circumstances they face will hopefully teach them how to cling to God.

About the Author

Shelia E. Lipsey is a bestselling author, an inspirational speaker, poet, and copy editor. She is also the founding president of Memphis African American Writers, and Living Your Dreams Now Foundation, plus a contributing writer for Victorious Magazine. Her books, Into Each Life and Sinsatiable were chosen as SORMAG’s best Christian fictions books 2008, and she was awarded 2008 Conversations Author of the Year.