Samantha Velmar has been on her own since she was sixteen. Her mother tried to tell her she
was the strongest of her children and the only one that would be able to make
it on her own. Sam was hurt, but the greatest hurt came when her stepfather
told her she would never find a man because of her size. No
matter how she tried Sam still heard those words. Sam lived in a small house
she was buying with her dog Molly, who was her best friend. It was on one of
their romps in the park that Sam met Jonathan Edwards.
Jonathan wasn't a happy person when he went to the park and being knocked
down by a dog and a Frisbee only added to his distress. His father had left
instructions in his will that Jonathan would have to be married and start a
family within a year or he would lose control of the family business.
Jonathan had no idea of where to start looking for a wife until he saw Samantha and he knew she was
the one he wanted to be his wife. Jonathan didn't know that job was going to
be so hard until he came up against Sam's insecurities and low self-esteem.
GREAT LOVE is a wonderful story. Sam and Jonathan are a wonderful
couple proving that opposites do attract. Sam is a strong heroine using the strength that she has acquired over the years to overcome her insecurities and allow Jonathan to love her.
A story with a happily ever after ending.
From the author ~
It's hard to be different in the eyes of society. For Samantha Velmar, it was always difficult to be a full-figured woman. But Sam prided herself on her strength and independence... so with her dog as her faithful companion, she was content with her life, if a little bored. She had almost convinced herself that it was okay to be single... until she met Jon.
Jonathan Edwards was happy immersing himself in his father's self-made business. Surrounded by corporate affairs, he was comfortable with his life... until his father died and left a will regarding Jonathan's future. He needed to be married before his fast-approaching thirtieth birthday and begin a family within a year of the marriage, or he would lose the business.
It was really Sam's mutt who brought them together when she tackled Jonathan in the park. Was it fate or divine (doggie) intervention?
Great Love is a contemporary romance that offers readers the opportunity to identify with a full-figured woman, which in the U.S. is considered size 14+. The author is able to acknowledge the struggle that full-figured women have in today's society while still giving readers the chance to get lost in a fantastic romance.