So delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for Erin Green’s The Single Girl’s Calendar today.
About the book:
A task a day to cure a broken heart.
Esmé Peel is approaching thirty with some trepidation, but hope in her heart. If she can just get her long-term boyfriend Andrew to propose, she will have ticked everything off her ‘things to do by the time you’re 30’ list. She didn’t reckon on finding another woman’s earring in her bed however, and soon she finds herself single, homeless and in need of a new plan. Her best friend Carys gives her the perfect present – The Single Girl’s Calendar – which has a different cure for heartbreak every day: Day 1: Look and feel fabulous with a new hair style. Day 2: Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Day 3: Reconnect with friends and enjoy!
Despite thinking it’s a bit of a gimmick, Esmé hasn’t got any better ideas, so she puts the plan into action. By the end of week one she has four new male housemates, and despite a broken heart she is determined to show Andrew she can do more than survive, she can thrive.
So what did I think:
What a bloody great read! I very quickly became immersed into the story and actually felt like I was part of the cast. I loved the fact that it was set in Birmingham as there were so many places that I recognised and have been to, which made me easily transported into Esmé’s world.
The characters in the book were so well created and the plot is a great one. I LOVE the idea of a task a day to mend a broken heart. I think someone needs to patent this idea really quickly! It’s genius!
I really enjoy Erin’s writing. I loved her Christmas book – A Christmas Wish and am so pleased that Erin is now achieving her publishing dreams. She certainly deserves to.
This is a warm, funny, heart-warming book with a story that will, I think, inspire many. A book about changing your life, if you really want to and are prepared to make those changes, but also about making new friends and never judging people, as they are not always what they seem. And who knows what can happen when you make new friends? Who knows what life holds?
Described as a fantastic feel-good rom com, this book totally delivers what it promises AND MORE! FIVE big fat stars from me!
About the author
Erin was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. An avid reader since childhood, her imagination was instinctively drawn to creative writing as she grew older. Erin has two Hons degrees: BA English literature and another BSc Psychology – her previous careers have ranged from part-time waitress, the retail industry, fitness industry and education. She has an obsession about time, owns several tortoises and an infectious laugh!
Erin’s writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. Erin is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and drinking copious amounts of tea.
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