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Moore to Love

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  861 ratings  ·  148 reviews
I used to imagine that life would be easier, more enjoyable, if I were tall, blond, and supermodel thin. But real life—like the average, every day woman—is full of curves and imperfections, and many opportunities to learn that it’s not the number on the scale that measures the capacity of your heart.

After years of struggling with poor self esteem and too many crash diets
Published July 18th 2016
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Leni’s brother gets engaged and she’s happy that her friend will become her sister(-in-law). Her future sister-in-law asks Leni to exercise together. Leni has been struggling with her weight since she was a child. She’s determined to lose weight and look good for the wedding. When Leni is running in the park, she sees a gorgeous man running. She hopes to see him every time she goes running, but she doesn’t dare to talk to him. One day, Leni needs help and the mysterious, gorgeous man helps her. ...more
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first Faith Andrews read and I know with just this one book, it won’t be my last. In Moore To Love, our heroine, Leni Moore is struggling with her weight, hoping to lose some pound before her brother’s wedding. When on her daily jogging routine, she spots Mr. Fancy Pants. Surely a man as good looking and fit as him would never want a girl like her, even if she has shed a few pounds.

Lane, the handsome jogger, comes to the rescue when Leni lands face first into a tree and decides to s
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This was a story that I very quickly found myself caught up in and once I started reading it, I could not stop. In fact I read this in one sitting, although I did have to stand up a few times to stop my butt from going numb!

Leni is on a mission to lose weight in time for her brother's wedding, there is no way she is going to look like a sausage bursting from its skin in the bridesmaid dress she will be wearing. She has had a love/ hate relationship with her body over a number of years so dietin

Madeline “Leni” Moore is every woman. (I‘m every woman, it’s all in me). She’s me, for sure. She’s you. She’s your mother, your sister, your aunt, your cousin, your niece. She’s your boss, your teacher, your neighbor. Even if weight is not your issue, Leni’s struggles are something that we can all relate to.

Leni’s brother is getting married, and that’s the kick-start she needs to finally take charge of her life and lose the unwanted pounds she’s been carrying around for years. With the encourage
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
I'm just not feeling it and I'm not even getting the message. For a book with self-acceptance theme, this book feels strangely superficial to me.

Leni isn't someone I can 100 percent relate but I understand her insecurites and issues with herself. I mean what women doesn't? But I feel like her insecurites were easily swept / brushed aside after losing weight. It felt unrealistic, at least in my eyes. And her being a fat girl with Oh!!!!!! a pretty face doesn't really make me that sympathetic t
Brina (Brina and the Books)
3 Stars

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I had a hard time getting into the story. It seemed like I was stuck for a while. I can't put my finger on it but there was something missing and the story didn't seem to move forward. Then finally chapter nine came along and so did the story. Leni and Lane had some great chemistry and I loved Lane's awkardness. It was refreshing to not read about yet another alpha-male! Although Lane made a few cryptic comments about himself, I was quick to figur
Tanya Vought
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. Weight is such a hard topic to talk about... and Moore to Love is done in a brilliant, kind fashion that everyone will relate to some part of this story!

Moore to Love is an emotional story about a woman loving who she is and accepting that there are others out there who will love her for-- her!

Trust me, this book is emotional, filled with inspriational quotes (loved them) and fabulous characters who you will fall head over heels in love with!!!

If you are looking for an awe
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Omg this book is epic and brilliant. I can totally relate to Leni , being an overweight woman myself. Faith totally nailed this storyline, its effing brilliant and such a stunning, empowering read. It teaches us that beauty is definitely a state of mind. I totally recommend this to anyone who has ever felt less than perfect. It's something everyone can relate to. Best book of the year for me. Kudos to the author for nailing it.
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First things first, I don't even need to read a review or synopsis when it comes to Faith's books anymore! That being said I'd like to give this book 10 stars. Right from learning the title of this book I knew I was in for one heck of a read! And then I actually opened the book to read it.... Holy freaking amazeballs!!! Leni has to be one of my favorite female characters EVER! Her one liners, her sass, and her in general had me hook, line, and sinker. I couldn't help but find myself cheering for ...more
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

Moore To Love is a great book.
It wasn't a dieting or exercising journal but a realistic and engaging journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

I was pleasantly surprised in the end by Leni's strength to face her flaws and her weaknesses without any second thoughts.

I've already read some of Faith Andrew's previous works and I'm a fan of her writing style but this was perfect,flowing,challenging,thought-provoking and entertaining.

Copy kindly provided by the Publisher/Author.

3.5 star rating


I don’t know. I had mixed feelings about this one. A few times I found myself stopping and putting it down, just to find myself pick it up to find out how everything ended. Leni was an engaging and humorous young woman. Because of the sensitivity of her being overweight, though, she lacked confidence and self-assurance when it came to men. With a few great friends, she decides to commit to losing weight and working with a trainer. Event
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 whole, beautiful and magical stars. I want to give it more but sadly I can't.

First of all in this review, I wanna say how much I love the cover, it's so pretty and sweet. It drew me in from the get go. Then of course I read the blurb and I knew, I just knew I was going to love this book. It's totally up my alley.

Ok, so if you haven't read the blurb, (and I definitely think you should) I'll give you the watered down version. Madeleine 'Leni' Moore is a plus sized woman going through what most
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Well, butter my biscuit. I'm glad my garden's in good shape."

Moore to Love by Faith Andrews is a new, romantic comedy, standalone novel.

"...let's call the world my triple decker bacon burger with mushrooms and cheddar."

Leni's life has always revolved around food and family. They've been her go-to for pretty much everything. Moments of happiness sadness, desperation, and rejection were always met with these two staples. When she is challenged to make a change, she is unprepared for the opportun
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2016-books
Moore to Love is clearly the feel good book of the summer. A book I honestly could not put down and one that captured my heart.

Faith Andrews gives us one of THE best heroines I've read in a long long time in Leni Moore. She is so relatable. Her struggles with being a bit zaftig (look it up) in a world where everyone seems to be a size two had me laughing hard one minute and tearing up the next.

It's all told in Leni's POV and her biting wit was a complete joy to read. You become one of her besti
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
Faith Andrews is a go to author for me, so whenever she has a new book it’s pushed to the top of my TBR list. I love that you can really connect to her characters, they are easy to relate to and I can usually see a little of myself in each one.

Leni is exactly one of those characters that I can connect with, in struggling with weight and self-confidence issues. I think a lot of readers will be able to connect and fall in love with her. Lane is hot with a huge caring side, but he has a HUGE secre
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I dropped all my other books as soon as Moore To Love landed on my kindle. I had no doubt that Faith Andrews beautiful words would leave an impression on my heart, they ALWAYS do. This is a book you do not want to miss, it's most definitely my top read of 2016. What Faith did was amazing, she brought to surface a subject that many of us do not like to touch-our weight- but this story was written remarkably and definitely left a needed impression. Faith took one of the hardest self struggles and ...more
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After meeting this lady in person I was excited to read this book! I am so glad I did. This is a phenomenal read!
Everyone has something they hate about themselves and sometimes finding the positive is an unattainable task. Leni has heard it all right down to ““You have such a pretty face.” I force an unenthusiastic smile, assuming she’ll leave it at that, letting the unspoken words “if you only lost weight” dangle awkwardly between us. But nope. Not this time . . .” Fighting the dauntless task
Misti Sonntag
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a inspiring book. These characters had me rolling in laughter and crying with compassion. Faith totally broke the mold with this one. It was nothing like any of her other books or anything I've ever read before. You will want to be Leni's personal cheerleader. This is a book you'll want to read today.
Lisa  Hershaw
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first Faith Andrews novel and it won't be my last.
Moore to Love was a book about a woman dealing with her insecurities.

Leni Moore is a woman struggling with her weight and the insecurity it can bring. Something of which I can totally relate to, which made me enjoy this some what romantic comedy, with the serious aspect of how everyone deals with their insecurities differently.

Well for Leni, she just sees herself as an overweight woman with nothing else going for her, she let her weig
Nicole Reads
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say how awfully wonderful this book is?

Moore to love is such a beautiful story. It teaches about the importance of accepting yourself like you are. About how cruel can the people be. But it also teaches about friendship, about love and  about how supportive the persons you least expected it can be. 

From this story you can learn to not judge a book by its cover. That not everything is what seems. And that there is more of a person than what's on the outside.  No matter how beautiful t
Tiffany Johnson
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it
3-3.5 stars. Moore to Love was a cutesy feel good read. Madeline "Leni" Moore has struggled with her weight all her life and often her self worth has been tied up in that struggle. When her brother announces his upcoming marriage Leni decides to try and lose the weight. With her friends help she starts an exercise program with a personal trainer. Through her morning runs in the park she notices a hot guy she playfully dubs "Mr Fancy Pants" after his stylish running clothes and sneakers. When a c ...more
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars

This book hit me right in the feels. Leni is easily one of the most relatable characters I've ever read. I give major props to Faith for writing her in a way that felt authentic and not just as a way to pander to a certain crowd looking to be represented in the fictional world.
I am Leni and all of that self-doubt she feels, despite multiple people telling her how beautiful and amazing she is, was so on-point I couldn't help but cry. At the same time Leni never came off as overly self-d
Melissa Meyer
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for everyone to get to read this AMAZING story by Faith!!! The story is an inspirational story of one woman's journey on accepting herself and finding her place in the world. Love the message the book projects!! Love yourself and don't let anyone take that from you!! It's not about how you look it is about what is inside your heart that matters! I can relate to Leni and her story and I believe many others will too.
The Book Lover
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided in exchange of an honest review* as usual the author delivers a book that will hit you in the right places and will make you have the feels.. I was captivated by this story because the heroine was not perfect and she was okay with it.. then came along someone that actually made her feel like she was on top of the world and the story took the direction it was supposed to! Definitely a great story!
Catherine Bravo
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Won an ARC copy from Faith for an honest review

While reading Madeline’s story, I understood every feeling she felt. What person doesn’t feel like they aren’t slim enough for society’s approval? But the good thing about Leni is that she accepts her body figure and is happily living her life as she sees fit. Yet that comes crashing down when news hits that her younger fit brother is getting married and guess who the maid of honor is? Yup, you guessed it – Leni. Now she wants to lose some pounds t
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
I wanted so much to love this book based on the blurb and early reviews, but, the truth is, it just did not work for me. I tried...I really did.

I have struggled with weight issues and negative body image for most of my adult life. Seriously, who hasn't? In an age where we are flooded with images of what is considered "sexy," "beautiful," or "perfect," is it even possible to "measure up?" Enter Moore to Love, a book which is meant to call attention to the struggles so many women (and men) face -
Tina Lynne
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Ashley Jasper
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stop what you're doing (yes that means reading this review) and go one-click Moore to Love! Faith Andrews delivered a book that is so real, so easy to relate to and so easy to love. The whole cast from Hudson to Ashley and G.I Jane, made this book fun and easy to get wrapped up in. But the biggest reason I got lost in the pages was Leni.

Oh Leni. She is every woman with insecurities and at the same time she is herself. Sweet and sassy with a side of shy and vulnerable. Her journey started out as
Ashleigh Wilson
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Faith Andrews is an author that never disappoints! Moore to Love is no exception. The book tells the story of Madeline “Leni” Moore as she struggles with her weight and self esteem. Her brother’s wedding is quickly approaching and she’ll be the maid of honor. She agrees to a health challenge with her soon to be sister in law and it sets her up on a journey of self discovery and love. Throughout the first half of the book, I just wasn’t sure about where it was going. Faith has never let me down b ...more
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Moore to Love was an amazing read.
This book touches on a tough subject for some. Weight Loss and the struggle to be thin. Remember you are beautiful the way you are. The way God made you. There is someone out there for everyone. Big, little, short, tall! You are who you are for a reason! Stay that way!
Leni wants to be thin and beautiful. She wants to lose weight for her brothers wedding. So she sets out to frequent the gym and run. Little did she r
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