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Love at Large by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Love at Large by Sue Ann Jaffarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming must-read!, Nov. 25 2004
Anthology: Elizabeth Angus, Judy Bagshaw, Jennifer Harrington, Nancy Trausch, and Eileen Wilson
A guest review by Jenn Bennett
Heroines: varied
Six generously proportioned ladies find love when they least expect it.
In one story we meet a woman who is buying herself a tattoo for her 30th birthday and winds up gaining more than just the body art. In another we find a gal at the beginning of a new adventure in her life when she moves to an island paradise near Lake Michigan. Let's just say the pilot of her flight plays a key role in her future. Still another interesting tale involves two people who meet in their apartment building laundry room of all places. (I've… Read more
Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor
Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor
Heroine: plump/abundant
Zaftig and sassy waitress-turned-diner owner Tory Bauer may not look the part of a P.I. extraordinaire. She's 40-odd, frumpy, and a homebody who just wants to lead a quiet, simple life. But the Grim Reaper keeps dumping murdered bodies on her doorstep, so she has no choice but to find the killers before he comes after her!

What worked for me:
I really enjoyed Ms. Taylor's writing and found it to be snappy and clever.
While some readers won't care for the attention paid to minutiae, I thought that these were great characters with interesting lives. I'll always be happy to eavesdrop on the latest Delphi dirt.

The enjoyable… Read more
Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Heroine: plump
CompuTech executive Emma Porter, a dumped frump abandoned by her lover of 15 years for a blonde sylph 20 years her junior, is anxious to leave New England for Old England and a long, relaxing vacation among the finest gardens of the world.
Once there, a series of odd coincidences lands the amateur gardener at Cornwall's infamous Penford Hall, where his grace, Grayson Alexander, insists she is the one meant to restore his grandmother's favorite flowerbeds. While there she meets the duke's old friend Derek Harris, widowed earl's son and father of two precocious young children, who was hired by Grayson to renovate the manor and ferret out a missing antique lamp in… Read more