By Danielle Steel
In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle metal celebrates the virtues of unconventional attractiveness whereas exploring deeply resonant problems with weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family members.
A obese little woman with traditional appears to be like, Victoria Dawson has regularly felt misplaced in her kin, in particular in body-conscious L.A. whereas her mom and dad and sister can consume something and never achieve an oz, Victoria needs to watch every little thing she eats, in addition to suffer her father’s belittling reviews approximately her physique and spot her educational achievements cross unacknowledged. Ice cream and outsized helpings of the entire mistaken meals provide her convenience, yet merely in short. the only factor she is aware is that she has to break out from domestic, and after collage in Chicago, she strikes to manhattan urban.
Landing her dream task as a highschool instructor, Victoria loves operating along with her scholars and wages battle on her weight on the gymnasium. regardless of pressure along with her mom and dad, Victoria continues to be on the subject of her more youthful sister, Grace. notwithstanding they couldn’t be extra varied in appears to be like, they love one another unconditionally. So while Grace publicizes her engagement to a guy who's a precise copy in their narcissistic father, Victoria concerns approximately her sister’s destiny happiness, and without guy of her personal, she appears like a failure once more. because the marriage ceremony attracts close to, an opportunity come upon, a deeply provoking betrayal, and a relatives war of words result in a turning element.
Behind Victoria is a life of damage and forget she has attempted to fail to remember. forward is a problem and a probability: to just accept herself as she is, rejoice it, and declare the victories she has fought so not easy for and merits. huge woman or no longer, she is marvelous and discovers that herself.
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You’re by no means going to have him, other than in identify, if he’s already dishonest on you. That’s now not sufficient. He’s blackmailing you into silence, Grace. He’s telling you that for those who name him on his shit, whether he’s flawed, he’ll abandon you. He’s an asshole! ” Gracie simply cried more durable. “I don’t care. i like him! ” She used to be unexpectedly offended at her sister, rather than her destiny husband, for making her face the reality, which used to be too scary for her to house. “He says he won’t cheat on me while we’re married. ” “Do you think him? ” “Yes! He wouldn’t mislead me. ” “He simply did,” Victoria mentioned in a tone of melancholy. “He was once out with one other lady nights in the past. You observed him. And he didn’t cross domestic. You informed me so your self. Is that the lifestyles you will have? ” “No, he won’t do this. He stated so. He’s simply having marriage ceremony jitters. ” “Wedding jitters don’t make you a cheater, or they shouldn’t. And in the event that they do, there shouldn’t be a marriage. ” “I don’t care what you say,” Gracie stated venomously. Victoria was once dragging her into the sunshine of fact, and she or he was once doing every thing to flee and take solace in Harry’s lies. “We love one another, and we’re getting married. And he’s no longer a cheater. ” “No, he’s a very good guy,” Victoria acknowledged caustically, “This is disgusting, and you’re the only who’s going to pay the fee. ” “No, I’m not,” Gracie stated. “It’s going to be advantageous. ” Victoria knew it wouldn’t, and Gracie didn’t are looking to pay attention it. “Are you coming to ny? ” Victoria requested in a useless voice. “No. Harry doesn’t wish me to. He says i've got an excessive amount of to do right here, and he’d omit me an excessive amount of. ” And he didn’t wish his naïve destiny spouse motivated through her wiser older sister, who wasn’t snowed by means of him. Victoria may possibly determine that out simply. “I’ll guess. He simply doesn’t wish you chatting with me. Do no matter what you will have, Gracie. simply understand that I’m the following for you. ” and she or he knew that ultimately, her little sister would wish her. It broke her center. and he or she couldn’t support thinking about, as they hung up, if this had occurred to her mom too. perhaps her father had cheated on her too at some point soon, and that was once why he used to be prepared to offer Harry a cross. He shouldn’t have another way, for his daughter’s sake, cash or no longer. funds wasn’t going to provide her happiness if Harry used to be a cheater or a foul man. yet he beloved the status the alliance gave him via mirrored image. Victoria thought of calling her father, however it appeared unnecessary. He wouldn’t hearken to her both. He used to be too invested in Gracie’s marriage, for the inaccurate purposes. the 3 of them have been in collusion to get her married to Harry Wilkes, come hell or excessive water. And it gave the impression of hell to Victoria. She known as Collin and instructed him what had occurred, and he used to be disappointed for her. He knew how a lot she cared approximately her sister, and this appeared like a foul state of affairs to him. “It’s a disgrace your mom and dad aren’t being smarter than this. ” “They’re fools, they usually like his identify. And she’s a truly silly baby. She thinks that if she loses him, there'll by no means be a person else like him. She’s going to be depressing with him at some point.