This “absorbing and memorable novel” (Tom Perrotta) set in
the world of corporate intrigue is about a woman who must choose between her
dream job and everything else—her savings, her reputation, and an unexpected
chance at love.
As a corporate “undertaker” for a mergers and acquisitions
firm in New York, Carol MacLean travels from factory to factory, firing
blue-collar workers who remind her of her father and the kids she grew up with.
The payoff is huge: if Carol works hard enough, her boss has promised to make
her CEO of one of the firm’s holdings. Just when it seems like her dream might
come true, on a trip that takes her away from New York to a desperate fishing
town in coastal Massachusetts, Carol gets a call from the office: “You’re
Those words shake Carol to her core. But with the help of the townspeople and a charming local fisherman, she begins to understand the power
of life’s second acts. She becomes determined to save the factory she almost
shut down. As Carol throws herself into transforming the company, she must
choose between the job she has always wanted … and everything else.
From award-winning author Frederick G. Dillen, Beauty
reminds us that sometimes in the pursuit of what we think we want, we lose
sight of what matters most.
Download and start listening now!