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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Ginny Baird, a heartwarming story about the power of love, the dedication of family, and the realization of dreams.

Ginny Baird’s The Calendar Brides

Twelve granddaughters share one goal, all in the name of love.

Twelve women with big hearts and slim wallets want to do something special for their grandmother. At eighty-seven, the family matriarch has reconnected with her childhood sweetheart, and wants to elope to Sicily. The catch is her intended is poor, and Nona D’Amato doesn’t have the travel cash herself.

When they put their heads together, can her twelve granddaughters help their Nona achieve her dream? All it takes is a little ingenuity and a very clever plan. Meet Emma, Claire, Angie, Haley, Bev, Jane, Tiny, Zoe, Lena, Trish, Susan and Rachel, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime—all in the name of l’amore.

Meet the D’Amato women and their men!

Emma is the oldest and a smart mouth. She loves late-night pizza, her puppy, and Donny—whom she hated in high school.

Emma’s sweet sister Claire reports the weather and collects seashells. Brainy Brad helps her see stars.

Stay-at-home mom Angie pretends to Zumba. Hot hubby Jason doesn’t miss a step.

Angie’s athletic twin Haley is a baker on the move. Mountain biker Peter grooves with her.

World traveler Bev craves adventure. Photojournalist Will has a passport, too.

Jane is a serious-minded thinker. Dry-witted Richard makes her laugh—and sigh.

Feisty Tiny has loved Jimmy for decades. Now, they’re building a future together.

Tiny’s artist sister Zoe has a secret wish. Does sexy Dillon share it?

Bev’s sister Lena sings for her supper. Unconventional Ryan digs her act.

Only child Trish speaks her mind. Laid-back Leo knows how to listen.

Jane’s shy sister Susan is a lonely knitter… Then handsome Kyle smiles her way.

Rachel is the baby and a dreamer. Kindly, older Tom wants to give her the moon.

Lucia vowed to marry Luigi at fourteen. He still waits for her in Italy. It’s never too late for love!

Come join them all in this lively, romantic tale, just in time for the New Year!

January 1
Winter Wedding Press
Winter Wedding Press

Customer Reviews

bookloveriam ,

Love Finds a Way

Nona loves her granddaughters and has helped them in so many ways. Now they have a chance to give back. Nona has reconnected with Luigi. He was her first love. Now they have reconnected on Facebook and she wants to go to Sicily to be with him. Her granddaughters decide to raise the money for her trip. They come up with the idea to have each of them be photographed in a wedding gown. It's perfect! There are twelve women and twelve months. I loved Calendar Brides. The storyline is entertaining and innovative. I got a glimpse into each of their love lives. As an added bonus there was Nona's love story as the centerpiece. All the characters are well written.Each has their own distinct personality. I was charmed by these vignettes. All the stories fit together perfectly to create a feel good romance that left me smiling. Ginny Baird wrote witty and romantic dialogue that added to the mood. I was rooting for them to succeed. Nona deserved to be happy. It's so nice to see an older person who is living life to the fullest. I couldn't put this book down. It satisfied my soul.

Carol M Smith ,

The Calendar Brides

Clever, surprising, irresistible, sweet read!!! This book will
appeal to all.
There is a mixture of family and personal values spiced with
humorous situations.
There are twelve stories woven around the twelve D’Amato
granddaughters. The main plot of the book resolves around
Grandma ( Nona) D’Amato. Each story becomes incorporated
into one smooth tale tottering back and forth between the past
and present.
The author describes the dynamics between various characters
with such real life descriptions that the reader feels like they are
right there observing each scene.
Read the book, You will enjoy it!!
Thanks to the author for the eBook. My opinion is my own.

SBart79 ,

A Heartwarming Romance

What a wonderful heart warming romance of twelve granddaughters trying to earn money by selling calendars of their own love stories, to send their Nonna back to Italy for her first love. Each chapter was a story of the granddaughter's true love or hopeful for. This book makes you believe in true love. I highly recommend for a sweet romance. I received this book from the author for an honest review.

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