At Long Last, Love
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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
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.
from At Long Last, Love
Welcome to the shiny new edition of At Long Last, Love, my
collection of short stories featuring big beautiful—and in some cases slightly more mature—heroines. Along with the
new publisher and the new cover, this edition includes another story, making an even dozen romantic tales for your
These are heroines you’ll recognize because they are real women like you and me. They have busy lives and character
flaws. They make mistakes and have regrets. They long for love 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
As a reader myself, I was frustrated for years by the lack of stories that reflected the reality of my
physical existence. 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.
I hope you enjoy each and every story.
Canadian author Judy Bagshaw is a woman with a mission and a unique vision.
She has lived all of her life as a plus-size person in a thin-obsessed world. As a full-time elementary
schoolteacher for more than two decades, she personally witnessed the effect this thin obsession has had on many of
her young, impressionable students. She has also recognized the need for people of size to see themselves
represented in the media as more than the butt of jokes, the villain, or the jolly sidekick. To this end, Judy's
romantic short stories and novels often feature plus-sized central characters living rich, involved lives just as
PRAISE for At Long Last, Love
"...delightful....A great little book. A speedy
and heartwarming read."
The Literary Word blog
"Judy Bagshaw has
written a charming anthology of romance stories about real-life, everyday women that are often overlooked
because they do not fit the Hollywood image. AT LONG LAST, LOVE is a collection of romantic
beginnings for large lovely ladies and the men they love."