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"You will never understand what it means to be fat.” With those words, grad student Robbie Smith begins the Fat-Like-Me project. In order to support her thesis, she puts on a fat suit to measure people’s reactions to the new her.
Accused of embezzling funds, Professor Jake Proctor returns home to spend quality time with the only father he has ever known. There, he meets an intriguing overweight woman who reminds him of his late grandmother. She’s witty, charming, and cares deeply for those around her, including his dying grandfather.
When Robbie meets Jake while she’s in disguise, she deceives him for all the right reasons. But how long can she maintain the deception before Jake discovers that she is not who he believes her to be?
With a fascinating look at falling in love with the inner person, instead of just the outside, Ms. Bower has penned a touching and powerful romance with Woman of Substance.
In some ways I dislike pigeon-holing this as a romance, because it is so much more. This story also features strong friendships between women, between peers and between an elderly man, and a young woman as well as spotlighting the importance of family. Its depth is its strength, as the author could have made this a much shallower tale, but opted to create a book full of three dimensional characters who ran a gamut of emotions during this tale. It's insightful, and really helps the reader walk a mile in another persons shoes (just as our heroine does). The romance is believable and sweet, the villain annoying and realistic, and the conflict was just right.
If you're looking for a book with character, one that will leave your heart sighing as you turn the final page, I recommend Woman of Substance. Annette Bower is a talented author, and I'll be on the lookout for more stories from her.
Her first sweet contemporary romance Moving On, A Prairie Romance is e-published by XoXo Publishing™. Her second novel which is a blend of sweet romance and women’s fiction, Woman of Substance is e-published by Soul Mate Publishing.
Annette Bower lives and writes stories from a high rise where she can see the immediate hustle and bustle of downtown Regina and experience the changes in the grain fields throughout the Saskatchewan seasons.
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