At Long Last, Love: A Collection

Pearlsong Press
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Big beautiful―and in some cases mature―heroines grace the pages of this collection of romantic short stories by Judy Bagshaw. Among the offerings:

Jen believes fat girls like her don't find love—but at her best friend's wedding her beliefs are put to the test.

Middle-aged widow Tricia thought she had to be content living solo. Then she met Harry.

Bev ran away with the "bad boy" as a teenager, only to find out that fantasy and reality are vastly different. Twenty years later, can she recapture the love she threw away?

Lori has long fantasized about meeting sexy-voiced Dan, one of her clients at the answering service. Will she break the rules and find true love?

Karen has kissed a lot of frogs, but not yet met her prince. A chance encounter might change her life―if she's willing to throw caution to the wind.

"These are heroines you'll recognize because they are real women like you and me," Bagshaw says. "They have busy lives and character flaws. They make mistakes and have regrets. They long for long and have suffered hurts. But they persevere. And in the stories in this collection they find the love they've been looking for, sometimes where they least expect it."

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About the author

Judy Bagshaw is a retired elementary school teacher and writer in southern Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as "a woman with a mission and a unique vision." Her mission is to write romantic stories that show plus size women living rich, involved lives. This mission grew out of her own personal struggles living as a large-sized person in a world in which fat is reviled.

"As a reader myself, I was frustrated for years by the lack of stories that reflected the reality of my physical existence," Bagshaw writes in the Author's Note from her short story collection At Long Last, Love. "I knew from experience that romance didn't have a dress size, so why wasn't I seeing full-figured women represented in popular romantic fiction? I decided to address that lack, and this collection is part of the result."

Bagshaw is also author of  Kiss Me, Nate! and several other novels.

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Publisher
Pearlsong Press
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Published on
Apr 1, 2007
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Pages
148
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ISBN
9781597190091
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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