Written by Erin Green
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.
Light-hearted read with hidden depths!
This sounds like – and delivers – a light and enjoyable story, but there is more to Esme’s life that just the fluffy stuff. This is a really good read.
In the space of three days, Esme goes from executing a carefully planned romantic evening designed to prompt her boyfriend of seven years to propose, to moving in to a house share with four men – friends of her brother, no less. Having discovered that Andrew has cheated on her she does what any decent woman would and dumps him. That’s not to say she isn’t hurt and we follow her life as she struggles to hold it all together.
Her new housemates have their own histories and secrets abound. Finding out about each character is captivating and holds more than a few surprises. This story doesn’t always take the most obvious route and the result is a very engaging read, and one which is hard to put down. It’s fun to see how Esme’s new house share works out and I love that her housemates are modern, domesticated men.
This is a wonderful novel, well written and the calendar is central to the tale – if only we could all really purchase this for our friends who need it! Erin Green never fails to deliver and this is a darn good read!
My thanks to publishers Aria for approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2753.0 KB
- Print Length: 580 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 January 2018
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 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.