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The Curves Ahead

A Watty Award winner for HQ Love Fiction
Written by: Kate J. Squires

This month, I read about Evianna - Feisty curvy Evianna who presumably has it all. Host of a number one talk show, she's adored by millions of Australian TV viewers; has a gorgeous co-star, and cash to burn. But this plus-sized beauty and role model is also desperately lonely on the inside, battling body issues that keep her isolated while lusting hopelessly over her co-star.

Evi realises she can't experience love until she learns to make peace with herself. She decides she needs to make some big changes to her life. Leaving her safe chair behind the desk, she embraces a new adventure. Evi discovers self-love, passion and a whole lot about herself as she explores what it really means to be beautiful and believe it.

This book was written at a time when Kate Squires, the author, was searching for a balance in her life - between hating the scale and how it affected her moods, and making healthy food choices. She paints a wonderful picture of life in Australia without making the story lag. At the start, it's about external, material things - Evi's job, shitty manager, cute co-star. But by the turn of the last page, it's about the heart-wrenching journey you just underwent with Evi, a new way of thinking about food we choose to eat, clothes we choose to drape over our bodies, and love we allow in our lives.

Evi's struggles and experiences remind us that regardless of our specific situations, we are all fundamentally similar. And battling with media, society standards and our inner critic is something we have in common. Kate Squires addresses an issue faced by so many people (both young and old) today: that of being accepted for who we are as individuals and not what we look like.

The Curves Ahead is insightful, realistic and inspirational even. It's a book that teaches you to love the life you have, and make changes with it too.

You can read on Wattpad at: You can follow Kate on Twitter as well: @KateJSquires

"Isn't it a marvelous thought that everything in your entire life has led up to you being here, at this exact moment?"
"It is. But you could say that about being anywhere at any particular moment, couldn't you?"
He winked. "You could. That's what makes every moment special: you are exactly where you're meant to be."

Until next month, when we meet here again, keep reading, laugh loud, show love and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Written by: Kelechi

"Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!"
~Henry Ward Beecher
"Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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