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Subject: Big girls/plus size lead characters
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 2:02 AM ET
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I am looking for books centering on big girls. I have found a few and tagged them, but as I said only a few. Any help would be great! ~Jennifer~

Date Posted: 8/18/2011 10:53 AM ET
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My daughter read all the Meg Cabot - The Heather Wells Mysteries

Size 12 is Not Fat

Size 14 is Not Fat Either

Big Boned

She said they were all real good.

I just finished Craving Perfect , by Liz Fichera I really liked this one! Loved the characters.


Date Posted: 8/18/2011 2:18 PM ET
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Big Girl - Danielle Steel

The Next Big Thing - Johanna Edwards

Good Enough to Eat - Stacey Ballis

Bikini Season - Sheila Roberts

Jemima J - Jane Green

Fat Chance - Deborah Blumenthat

Conversation with the Ft Girl - Liza Palmer

Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner

I read all of them. They were all pretty good.

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 2:15 AM ET
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Thanks! These are looking promising, an di added them to the Tag Big Girls. I couldn't find Craving Perfect , by Liz Fichera  though.th

Date Posted: 8/23/2011 9:44 AM ET
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Kathryn Lilley has a set of 3 books called the Fat City Mysteries with a plus sized heroine.  A Killer Workout, Makeovers Can be Murder and a third whose title has escaped me.  They were light and fluffy reads.


Date Posted: 8/24/2011 7:58 PM ET
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Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen was good.

Date Posted: 9/11/2011 7:47 PM ET
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Suddenly Single by Wendy Markham was good also

Date Posted: 5/24/2012 7:52 PM ET
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I agree with (ODeb)., great choices.  I laughed out loud so many times reading Conversations with the Fat Girl.



Date Posted: 8/6/2012 12:58 PM ET
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Jemima J. by Jane Greene was GREAT!  I loved it, have it on my bookshelf.

The mystery series starring plus sized Savannah Reid by G. A. McKevett
   is another favorite, easy reading, southern girl, great cook, ex cop, brassy, bossy, and beautiful.

The mystery series starring Desiree Shapiro by  Selma Eichler
  is another one where cooking and eating with a plus sized heroine is first and formost, and very entertaining, I loved both of these series.

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Date Posted: 9/29/2012 2:45 PM ET
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Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie

This is a very good book where the heroine is over weight.

Subject: Check out Katy Munger's series with heroine Casey Jones.
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 3:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/5/2013 8:40 PM ET
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I agree with Good in Bed. Most of Jennifer Weiner's characters are heavier.

Date Posted: 8/17/2013 1:20 AM ET
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Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison

Shoe Addicts Anonymus by Beth Harbison

Both great chick-lit books with big girl/plus size lead characters :-)

Date Posted: 11/3/2013 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/31/2013
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The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer is one of my favorites. I hardly ever reread books and I've read it over a dozen times.

Date Posted: 11/3/2013 12:45 PM ET
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Wow you ladies are awesome, and I've had the best time reading some these books! I'm going to go through and tag them as Big Girl, if they haven't been tagged already.


Date Posted: 12/4/2013 2:53 AM ET
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Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich


Date Posted: 1/21/2014 7:07 PM ET
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The Ladies Room (Carolyn brown?)

Date Posted: 8/10/2014 6:19 PM ET
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I have a book on my bookshelf called Diary of an Ugly Duckling by Karyn Langhorne. I enjoyed it! Maybe one of you ladies will too! Check it out!