Wednesday 23 May 2007

At Long Last, Love: A Collection by Judy Bagshaw

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Judy Bagshaw brings the reader a delightful collection of short stories about love. What makes this book refreshingly different is the fact that the heroines of the tales are far from being the traditional image.

In Duet, we meet middle-aged widow Tricia who was content with being alone, then she met Harry. In Coming Home we are introduced to Bev as she tries to come to terms with her past and finds that not only can you go home, but sometimes it can really be quite surprising when you get there. In Vivian's Muse we meet Vivian, an author who seeks seclusion to work on her new book and instead, finds inspiration in the form of Rolly Stevenson.

There are 12 stories in all. Each of them quite different from the rest, though admittedly the BBW (Big Beautiful Women) theme pops up in most. That in itself for me made this book so much better though. It's about time that someone was able to capture what so many women go through, and place it within the pages of a book. Size acceptance has always been a concern. Hopefully this book and others containing similar heroines are going to help change that.

A great little book. A speedy and heartwarming read.

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Anonymous said...

I'm delighted you enjoyed my book. It is important to me to portray "real" women, particularly big beautiful women of all ages. And I'm gratified when someone responds to that aspect of my books. I hope you'll consider reading some of my other work. Thanks for the lovely review.

Charlene Martel said...

I will definitely be looking out for more of your titles Judy. I am glad you enjoyed the review!