Big Girls Don't Cry - Brenda Novak

Big Girls Don't Cry

By Brenda Novak

  • Release Date: 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Contemporary
5 Score: 5 (From 11 Ratings)


Sometimes Mr. Right couldn't be more wrong…

Thanks to a devastating revelation about her husband, Reenie Holbrook's once-perfect marriage is over. For eleven years she had the life she wanted—and now it's gone.

Sometimes Mr. Wrong couldn't be more right…

Reenie decides that the first step in recovering from her ordeal is to find work; after all, she has three young children to support. She's thrilled when she lands a job at Dundee High teaching history—until Isaac Russell, the man who triggered the unraveling of her marriage, accepts a temporary position teaching science. Then she's tempted to quit. Reenie doesn't care if the whole town admires Isaac…and she won't admit that, secretly, she admires him, too. She doesn't want to see him or his sister in "her" town.


  • Not very realistic

    By Cecchamp
    I enjoy Brenda Novak's books and have read many of them. Her novels, "When We Touch" and "When Lightening Lightening Strikes," are two of my favorite books. But I thought this book treated an extremely painful betrayal rather superficially. Also, I really don't like romance novels that convey the idea that true love requires someone to give up their entire identity to prove their love. First, the husband was supposed to give up his entire career as a programmer to pursue Rennie's dream and then Isaac needed to do the same thing. Where is the compromise that actually makes relationships work? I know romance novels aren't really supposed to be realistic, but this one was just too shallow for me. I just could not believe that such a devastating experience could be overcome so easily.