Book Review: Calendar Girl by Tricia Stewart

I have been shoulder deep in books that I just cannot put down, and of course, I add more to my collection (my husband contributes as well when he is traveling and he sees a bookstore).

This post is about a very heartwarming and hilarious story called Calendar Girl.

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Synopsis

It was a crazy idea and good for a laugh at the time. When Tricia Stewart proposed a more risqué treatment of her local Women’s Institute’s annual calendar, which normally featured pretty scenes from nature, laughing alongside her was John Baker, the husband of the soon-to-be Miss February, Angela. When John passed away from cancer, the Ladies of Rylstone decided that posing nude for the calendar and donating the proceeds was one way to honor his memory and cope with this devastating loss.

No one could have predicted what happened next. The calendar began to sell, and soon the whole world, it seemed, was interested in their story, with an American tour following and appearances on the Today show, 20/20, CNN, and the Tonight Show. Calendar Girls explores the phenomenon that The Ladies of Rylstone became, recounting with warmth and humor the moments of an exhilarating journey that transformed the lives of the remarkable women who became international sensations.

I LOVED the book and the movie. Well, anything with Helen Mirren is amazing, and she is beautiful, smart, and witty. I have always wanted to read the book, and of course, watch the movie. So when I was able to find these gems at the used book store and the used DVD stores, I grabbed them up. I was on a mission.

If you love a laugh, and a cry, please, read and watch the story. It is heartwarming, and beautifully done. The book has the original pictures used in the calendar, the movie has a bonus feature where the actual women (and the men who helped) talked about the story and their thoughts on the story and how they felt when they were all nude in the pictures. Go pick them both up now!

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Book Review: Calendar Girl Vol 2 by Audrey Carlan #Giveaway

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April, May & June . . . Oh how I swoon for Volume Two

Synopsis:

Unwilling escort Mia Saunder’s journey continues in the second anthology of the Calendar Girl series! In the next three months, is heads to Boston, Oahu, and Washington D.C.

In April, she poses as girlfriend to philandering Mason Murphy, a professional baseball player who needs a better image, only to find he’s not at all what she expected.

May finds Mia turning up the heat with Samoan model and fire-dancer Tai Niko as she participates in a swimsuit campaign designed to prove that beauty really does come in all sizes.

Mia rounds out June as the arm candy for Warren Shipley, a member of the wealthy one percenters. Although she’s pretending to be a gold-digger, Warren turns out to have a heart of gold. However, his devastatingly handsome son, Aaron, a California Senator, is nowhere near as kind.

Ok, so I thought January, February & March were not only handsome and sexy, but adorable as well. But April and May . . . Whew. Mason was a bit of a jerk in the beginning, but at the end, he turned out to be a pretty chill guy. Tia . . . Now that boy seemed amazing. He was not only good looking (ok, hot), but was a sex God in bed, and a natural sweetheart. June, Warren is very very sweet, but, with Aaron around, it brought Mia a thought that she does indeed have a family. A previous month yummy shows up in the book as well, and he was just as sexy as ever.

You can check out Volume 1 (January, February & March) in this Link, and find other sites for Audrey Carlan.

Make sure you check out her books, because let me tell you, she does NOT disappoint lol.

GIVEAWAY: if you would like to win a signed copy of volume 1 with some swag, tell me, what do you find in a man that gets your attention?