Young women--Fiction;Models (Persons)--Fiction;Fathers--Death--Fiction;Aged women--Fiction
At the age of sixteen, Jillian Taylor won a beauty contest and left her family, her home, and her Church to go to New York to become a model. She never looked back.
Eight years later -washed up and broke- Jillian is ashamed to admit to failure. When her father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she has to borrow money for plane fare to go home. Altough her world has completely falled apart, Jillian is determined to keep up appearances.
Jillian's old boyfriend, Randy Prescott, is delighted to see her. But his cousin Luke is less enthused. Luke has always thought that Jilliam was superficial; worse, she turned her back on her father when he needed her. Worried that she will break Randy's heart again, Luke warns Jillian to leave town.
But with barely five dollars to her name, Jillian turns to the bishop for a loan. Instead, he suggests a job caring for an eldery woman who has had a stroke. The woman is Emma Gillette, who has kept house for Luke and his father ever since they were abandoned by Luke's mother.
Picture Perfect is a tender romance about a beautiful young woman's efforts to find her way home--to the church of her youth, to friends who can help, and to the man who must forgive her before he can ever love her. [publisher's blurb]