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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Full Figures: Historical Romance Heroines With Oomph

The Lady's Tutor - Robin Schone His at Night - Sherry Thomas Jacq's Warlord - Delilah Devlin, Myla Jackson Taming the Wolf - Deborah Simmons The Stolen Princess - Anne Gracie Romancing Mister Bridgerton - Julia Quinn Seize The Fire - Laura Kinsale Train Station Bride - Holly Bush Suddenly You - Lisa Kleypas Pleasure for Pleasure (Essex Sisters, book 4) - Eloisa James
Reblogged from Cat's Books: Romance :


I have been researching several posts for a sub genre by sub genre look at Big Beautiful Women (BBW) in Romanceland and boy, have I read a great deal of interesting stuff. 


The posts in response of a Smart Bitches, Trashy Books article of several years ago highlight the weight and beauty debate in American and around the world and it ain't pretty. This was 2008 and so I hope the discussion has evolved.


I like to celebrate diverse storytelling in romance and the plus sized heroine especially in Historical Romance sings that song well. 


Big and tall or simply well rounded, these women bring a little something extra to genre. I like it best when heroines are happy with the themselves but at least the heroes always are! 


Here are some good ones for your reading pleasure. 


1. Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James

2. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas 

3. Train Station Bride by Holly Bush 

4. Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale 

5. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

6. The Stolen Princess by Anne Gracie

7. Taming the Wolf by Deborah Simmons

8. Jacq's Warlord by Delilah Devlin

9. His at Night by Sherry Thomas

10. The Lady's Tutor by Robin Schone 



What are your must read BBW of Historical Romance? 


If you would like to vote for the best of the best go to this Goodreads list: Full Figured Romance: BBW Historical Heroines. 


For images of beauty in a larger glass and more recommendations of BBW of all genres of Romance, check out the Pinterest Board. Real Curves: Best Heroines of Romance Who Have'em. 


Take a good gander at the incomparable Lillian Russell. Never slim, always stunning.