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~Living Large~

Anthology

Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, and Francis Ray

      Heroines: statuesque, plump, voluptuous, abundant

       Four professional women of various ages and sizes try to find ways to fit love into their busy lives.

      What worked for me:

        It was a toss-up for me to choose my favorite, particularly between Donna Hill's joyful "Surprise!" and Francis Ray's well-written "Strictly Business", but in the end I give my vote to Donna Hill because the plot twist in her story was most definitely a surprise!  Then too, there's the fact that the hero and heroine are a long-married couple.  As a wife myself, I just adore stories about long-time twosomes who still have that magic spark!

       What didn't work for me:

       Short stories aren't my favorite format to read, mainly because the limited amount of space requires authors to heap background information on the reader in large clumps, which gives them a more contrived feel than that of a full length novel.

Overall:

        Fans of contemporary short stories and African American romances are sure to enjoy this delicious collection about love, lust, and passion.

       Warning: there are some steamy passages, an occasional coarse word, and one weight-loss scenario in this book.

        If you liked "Living Large" you might also enjoy the "Love at Large" or "At Long Last, Love!" anthologies, or the novel "The High Price of a Good Man".

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