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A darkly compelling novel about a young woman who must defend herself against her abusive father. Originally from milltown, new jersey, she traded bumpertobumper traffic, excellent pizza, and summer days down the shore for scenic roads, bears, no pizza delivery, and the irresistible allure. The book was first published on january 2, 2007 through mtv books and deals with the subject matter of a teenage girl that must deal with the reality that the father that molested and sexually abused her and several others is getting an early release from jail. Free download or read online such a pretty girl pdf epub book. When dragon prince lucian rescues a beautiful woman, he has to seduce her without. What was sometimes added and always implied was that its a shame that shes disabled. Such a pretty girl january 2, 2007 edition open library. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Such a pretty girl by tess diamond is a 2017 avon publication. This is a good book if you are looking to listen to something in which your attention will wander or you put it down for some time and pick it back up. The book description for such a pretty girl reads almost like a movie pitch. Meredith was promised nine years of safety, but they only gave her three. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 212 pages and is available in paperback format.233 1298 65 1177 794 1209 176 830 1044 371 1189 1374 673 436 1503 481 51 1202 841 1256 297 575 824 1235 1442 1474 1479 918 1471 60