Sunday, January 6, 2013

Woman of Substance endorsement

R. Barri Flowers, Bestselling Author says: Woman of Substance by Annette Bower is an intriguing romance that puts the spotlight on prejudices faced daily by people who are overweight in today's society. When slender graduate student Robbie Smith dons a fat suit to gauge reactions for her thesis, she ends up falling for a professor, Jake Proctor, who in turn is attracted to her in disguise, reminding him of his late grandmother. Will Robbie's deception cost her a chance at real love? Or will the point she was trying to make be enough to give her the happily thereafter of romance? The book reminds me a lot of recent television movies, "To Be Fat Like Me" and "The Pregnancy Project." Recommended for romance readers and anyone who wonders what it might be like to walk in someone else's shoes.
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Annette said...

A best selling mystery author endorsing Woman of Substance. But Robbie's need to disguise herself is a mystery. Don't we all wear disguises in one way or another, even if it is only a different hat?
I'd like to hear about a disguise you have worn at one time or another.
When we put on our office suit for an interview or our black dress for a funeral is it a disguise or is it conforming to convention?
Yours truly,
Annette Bower

Tamara Carlisle said...

Interesting premise and I just bought the book. I look forward to reading it! Good luck on your Goddess Fish Tour!

Debby said...

This ought to be interesting. There is a lot of prejudice against overweight people. And it is not really recognized.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Carin said...

I believe that fat is the last acceptable thing to be prejudice about, this should be a great read.
I agree we all don a disguise I think the face we show the world is never 100% the real us. If we are lucky we have a few people that know the real us because most people will never meet that person. Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Annette said...

Hello Tamara Carlisle,
Thank you for your comment. We see disguises all of the time but sometimes we just don't see the person underneath and that is so very important.
I hope you enjoy Woman of Substance.
Thank you for your good wishes.
Yours truly,
Annette Bower

Annette said...

Hello Debby,
Yes it is easy to assume that a person's weight is their own doing. Whether they be extremely thin or extremely obese. But there are so many factors that pressure women and now men to attain goals which are sometimes unattainable.
Thank you for stopping by.
Yours truly,
Annette Bower

Annette said...

Hello Carin,
Yes we do wear disguises and mostly for protection. But when a costume is put on to make fun of other people then it is cruel.
I learned of an exercise years ago that suggested that you take a photo of your face and cut it in half. Your face indicates which side you show to the world and the one that is you. Then if you are clever you paste both of the inverted sides together and you will see a different you.
If this makes sense. The right side reflects how the world sees you and the left side shows your spiritual side, emotional side, the real you.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you discover many new authors and books to read.
Yours truly,
Annette Bower