Living Large

Living Large

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

A voluptuously entertaining African-American fiction anthology about women who are livin' large-and lovin' larger!

Featuring all-new novellas by:

#1 Blackboard bestselling author Rochelle Alers, "one of the top 5 most popular African-American romance writers" (Heart and Soul)

#1 Blackboard bestselling author Donna Hill, All-Time Favorite Fiction

Overview

A voluptuously entertaining African-American fiction anthology about women who are livin' large-and lovin' larger!

Featuring all-new novellas by:

#1 Blackboard bestselling author Rochelle Alers, "one of the top 5 most popular African-American romance writers" (Heart and Soul)

#1 Blackboard bestselling author Donna Hill, All-Time Favorite Fiction Author Award-winner (Shades of Romance)

#1 Blackboard bestselling author Brenda Jackson, winner of Viewer's Choice Best Multicultural (Romantic Times)

#1 Blackboard bestselling author, Francis Ray, whose stories "are written from the heart [and] definitely recommended."(Eric Jerome Dickey)

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Celebrating life and love as seen through the eyes of four memorable, generously proportioned heroines, this collection of novellas from some of romance's favorite multicultural writers is a real winner. A new divorc e finds love with a geek-turned-god in Alers's delightful "Reunion." After 30 years of marriage, a 52-year-old heroine learns that she is pregnant and must deal with her husband's and adopted adult daughter's reactions in Donna Hill's thought-provoking "Surprise." A female judge is attracted to a virile jogger, but when he shows up as an attorney in her courtroom, things become complicated in Brenda Jackson's sexy "Bare Essentials." And in Francis Ray's lively "Strictly Business," a savvy but wary businesswoman eventually finds love with her partner. Although the stories vary stylistically, the focus is true. Readers of all shapes and sizes, especially those tired of waiflike heroines, will find this anthology the perfect diversion. The authors live, respectively, on Long Island, NY, and in Brooklyn, NY, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451207654
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Living Large 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was a very great and amazing novel. It took all of my attention to read this excellent novel. If you are not living large, this book will teach you to live life and enjoy it while doing so. Love every moment of your life and live large.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Reunion¿ by Rochelle Alers. After over two decades of marriage, her husband Dwight left her for a younger much thinner model. Though Dwight is just about the only man she ever seen having dated him in high school, real estate mogul Elaine feels surprisingly free especially after seeing scientist Ruben, home for the high school reunion. ¿Surprise¿ by Donna Hill. She is fifty. Her husband of thirty years is fifty-five. They raised two children, both adopted. She has a grandchild. So how will the family cope with her being pregnant when she struggles with acceptance of this miracle? ¿Bare Essentials¿ by Brenda Jackson. Dominique and the hunk first see one another while both jogged at o¿dark in Simon Park. Each is attracted to the other, but he practices law at the court in which she sits on the bench as a judge. ¿Strictly Business¿ by Francis Ray. Garret watches Monica dump her cheating boyfriend while wishing she were his. He gets a chance when her father assigns her to work with him on a project, but Monica demands their relationship remain strictly business. All four tales in this delightful collection star strong protagonists who make for an entertaining anthology. Fans of contemporary romances except Twiggy clones will enjoy each contribution in which the road to love is filled with detours especially when the full size female characters fear the hunks will philander with thinner women. Harriet Klausner
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read and a breath of fresh air. Worth a second read. It was satisfying to read about women who are not the identified standard size. It was good to see that interesting and successful male characters can fall in love witha nd pursue interesting and smart women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont really care for love stories. The only that I appreciated about this story was that it was about BLACK women and men that were successful and that were seeking each other. That is what I appreciated about this book. Other than that , I was looking for just a little more drama .
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was a great inspiration for me to personally, the fact the a man can be attracted to a healthy woman and know that she is what he wants was a great thing.