The Single Girl’s Calendar 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.


I loved Erin Green’s last novel, A Christmas Wish, so even though I wasn’t too sure if I was going to like the topic as much this time, I was looking forward to giving it a try, and I was delighted to be invited to be part of the blog tour.

The characters in this book are amazing.  They are so diverse and so real.  I did think the main character, Esme, was a bit naive and often did things without thinking, but it was hard not to like her.  

The idea of the calendar is excellent, Esme has different tasks to complete each day, nothing unrealistic or ludicrous, but they have profound and sometimes quite funny results.

Esme goes on a personal journey, and takes us all with her, and it makes for a wonderful read.

The book is a pleasure to read, so enjoyable. But it’s more than that.  It will make you look at your own life, and think about what you want and what’s important.

Another bestseller for Erin Green, I’m sure it will delight lots of readers, as it did me.



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