A musical middle-aged
widow, a disowned divorcée, an abundant young wallflower,
an outspoken size activist, a doubly lucky lottery winner, an
overworked answering service operator, and a blocked writer all find love where they least
expect it in this anthology of seven fast-paced, easy-reading stories.
worked for me:
Home" was my personal favorite (even though one story had a
curvy gal who shared my name) because it was the tale of two high school
sweeties who missed their chance the first time around, but got another
shot at it later on in life. As a girl who married her high school
can heartily appreciate this one.
Size-wise the gents and ladies
in this anthology were varied, but there is no
question that they all understand about living life as "well-rounded"
people in an angular society.
What didn't work for me:
character who shares my name also shared an awful lot of the vitriolic
self-hatred I used to harbor against myself, so it was a bit painful to
read the beginning of this story. Fortunately, it all turns out okay
in the end. :^)
Some of the stories which were
written earlier in Ms. Bagshaw's career don't feel as polished as her more
These six sweet, charming tales about men and women of all ages and sizes
finding love are sure to appeal to fans of romantic short stories
If you liked "At Long Last, Love!" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large"
or "Living Large" anthologies,
or "The Bachelor's Cat".
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