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Big Girls Don't Cry (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – October 2, 2007
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There were some entertaining moments, but overall, I don't recommend this one.
Leena, the heroine, is so strong when it comes to protecting those more vulnerable than herself. She knows the issues. She just doesn't have that easy a time fixing them in herself--especially when she falls for a guy who brings out all those vulnerabilities.
Linz doesn't preach, doesn't make judgments. She just tells a story in a way that's fun--always a fast read--with dialogue to make you smile and characters who just seem to step off the page. She doesn't smack you with a message. It's just gently there...behind a story that's fun and feisty.
I loved it.
*** Many readers will probably cheer Leena's role as a plus sized, yet sexy, heroine. A few of us might take issue with the put downs directed at those on the opposite end of the spectrum. Despite that, this is a fun read, made charming by zany characters. ***
I would also recommended; Spirited Away by Cindy Miles,Just a Taste by Deirdre Martin, Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery and See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson.
What Linz consistently does in all her books, but especially in her "Girls" series (Good Girls Do, Bad Girls Don't) and now with Big Girls Don't Cry, is to give a reader a fast-paced book with charm and terrific dialogue. She provides a good read with a large cast of characters who pop in and out of the pages and situations with their own take on what's happening on the main stage.
In this book, she allows characters from the first two books to step in from the wings and re-introduce themselves before they zoom off in a whirl of activity and fun.
The book's main character has an issue that may or may not work for some people: the heroine's weight and her coming to terms with her body image. It's a very timely topic right now, and Linz addresses it with intelligence and well-researched details. It's a tough topic but it doesn't detract from the fun and great pace.
Here's the thing about humor, too. What makes one person laugh out loud may not make another person chuckle, but Linz serves up a delectable confection of characters and situations with her top-notch, funny dialogue that will certain provide a reader with a delightful afternoon's escape from a grey day or the chores of a busy life.
I loved this book! This is a fitting continuation to Cathie Linz's "Girls" series (Good Girls Do, Bad Girls Don't) and brings us back to Rock Creek and its charming inhabitants. (I smile every time I think of them.) The book stands alone but if you've read the other books, you'll smile even more as you re-visit those you fell in love with in the other books. Cathie Linz has the ability to be funny while touching the heart. That takes a deft touch and it's a delight to read her books and this one is no exception. I highly recommend this book for its heart, humor, and insight. The cast of characters delighted and enchanted me. I have to read in spurts due to my schedule and the fast pace of the book, snappy dialogue and the charm of the characters was perfect for me. And Leena had me rooting for her from page 1 to the very satisfying ending.
Don't miss it.
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There were a few unexpected surprises in this one. However, there seems to be a lot of simmering angst among people who don't even know each other. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pamela Bristlin
this is such a good book it will keep you laughing the whole way thru and then again and againPublished 24 months ago by Evelyn J. Morales
Really enjoyed this book. It was a good mix of romance and humor. Have read a couple of her other books and enjoyed them all.Published on January 28, 2014 by Katweiner
it's funny right from the beginning to end. the characters are just right and i just laughed through the pages and not putting it down. so to me it's worth it!Published on August 15, 2013 by tigeress2010
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This book was just ok. I really didn't like that fact that this plus size model kept going back and forth with her body issues. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by melinda
I would recommend this author to anyone. It was a great read. I enjoy finding an author with either a series or a 1 book read as long as it finish awesome. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by myndimcmahon
I really enjoyed this book! It was my first Cathie Linz book and I was not disappointed. If you've ever had low self esteem issues,ever struggled with your weight or your past; you... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by V. Mitchell