Flying by the Seat of My Knickers
When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn't require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there's no avoiding debt collectors, ...more
First of all I want to start by saying I absolutely LOVE the title for this book. It had me giggling and I just had to find out more!
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers is a Light hearted, warm and fun read with a good dash of laugh out loud moments. It's the first book in the series and I'm excited for the next one!
Caity has lost her job and going through a pretty rough break up, so when her mum persuades her sister Rachel to hire her she has no choice but t ...more
When Caity is fired from her first proper job, her only fall back is to work for her sister, Rachel, as an event planner in Dublin. Jumping at the chance to travel, even if it means dealing with her overbearing, workaholic sister wh ...more
This is a such a fun novel! I read it in one day as it is not only fast paced but extremely interesting! Seeing as I am not much of a traveler I really look forward to reading books that take place abroad and this one did just that! Not only this, the characters in this novel are extremely relatable. I truly felt like the heroine, Caity, could be a best friend of mine. This is honestly one of my favorite things about this novel. If I cannot relate to the characters, ...more
Caity is almost a disaster waiting to happen. Her life just seems to be one disaster after another and she doesn’t have much faith that things are going to get any better when she comes to Ireland to work with her sister Rachel.
There is a lot go ...more
However, something about the title, cover, and premise tickled my fancy and happily... delivered on its promise.
Usually the problem with this genre is that the heroine has too much of "TSTL" (too stupid to live) to tolerate. But Caity Shaw, while flighty, simply needs to grow up a bit.
It's a fun lark with added goo ...more
Caity has just escaped from her controlling ex, in desperate need of money, she takes a job with her sister at her event planning business.
She jumps at the chance to go to Dublin for a week but when she gets there she gets into mishap after mishap.
Can Caity get her self confidence back and put her past behind ...more
I was contacted by Eliza Watson to read and review the first book in the Caity Shaw series called Flying by the Seat of my Knickers and I must say this book tick all my bookish boxes. It is a quick paced, refreshing and romantic read. I loved the very well developed characters, the fantastic setting and the mystery surrounding the Shaw family history.
When we first meet Caity Shaw, she is in a very vulnerable position in he live. After b ...more
“What better place to reinvent myself than a place where nobody knew me. I could be whoever I wanted to be.”
Caity Shaw finds herself in Ireland recently broken up from an emotionally abusive relationship that eventually caused her to lose her job. She now relies on her sister to save her from being totally money less. It seems that Caity’s life had reached a low point ...more
Flying by the Seat of my Knickers follows Caity Shaw and her journey to find herself/hide (?). After getting fired from her job Caity travels aboard to work for her sister, Rachel. However, things don’t go as planned and Caity ends up suffering a few mishaps causing her to lose more self-confidence. With the help of her co-worker, Declan, Caity starts gaining more confidence and learning more about her Irish grandmother.
This is one of the cutest books I’ve ever read. I’m st...more
I could never decide how I felt about Caity. Mostly she was just a screw up with a self esteem issue. It got much better about three fourths in but I thought about giving up a lot.
Her mother was a nag. Gretchen was just horrible. Rachel was so A type personality that I kept rolling my eyes. Declan was the only highlight.
At one point it seemed like ...more
Having visited Ireland, reading this book was a trip down memory lane. The story was humorous, with a touch of pathos, and the heroine likeable. It was truly a series of unfortunate events - falling on her face in front o ...more
Caity has escaped from a toxic relationship with an emotionally abusive narcissist and she’s afraid that he’ll find her, half a world away. This little thread of darkness adds a hint of realism to an otherwise quirky and light-hearted novel, which I found to be a ni ...more
Caity Shaw's life is a train wreck. She has an ex who has become a stalker, she was fired from her last job because of said ex, and she is working for her sister who trusts her not at all. The story opens with her in a bratwurst costume fo ...more
When Milwaukee girl Caity Shaw is given the opportunity of working in a job where she isn't expected to dress like an elf with those horrible pointy shoes and annoying golden bells , she readily accepts it , expecting to have an unforgettable experience with her sister & event managing goddess Rachel in Ireland and in the process, recovering from the damaging effects of her former emotionally abusive relationship. Little does she know about the series of mishaps the journey has in ...more
Imagine dressing up like a bratwurst in a bun, as that is the first of many jobs her sister Rachel has in mind for Caity. Of course she is bold and says I’ll do it!
Her life had taken a turn for the worse in the states as her ex-boyfriend is stalking her and as a result he helped get her fired from her last jo ...more
Caity is lacking self-confidence at the beginning of the book, but with some rather interesting and hilarious situations in Dublin Ireland that she handles in a typical Caity fashion, she begins to boost her confidence in herself. When she loses her job, her m ...more
As Caity settles into the job things dont go quiet as planned. From falling flat on her face to wrong hotels and rooms, Caity dosent get an easy ride. Co worker Declan seems to always save the day. They have a little ...more
The story of a divorced/separated woman starting off in a new life, new career and in a strange country (Ireland) was light-heartedly amusing without being laugh out loud funny. Her trials and tribulations are fairly run of the ...more
I liked that Caity was working to overcome having been a victim of domestic emotional abuse and that she was proactively trying to better her situation in life which during the course of this book was pretty bleak. Also that she was trying to improve relationships with her family.
I liked that Caity's flaws seemed pretty realistic.
Loved that she was influenced by a grandmother she knows nothing about. Her unknown heritage was still a strength to her despite all the ...more
The story plays out well, it's very visual and Eliza writes with a chatty prose which I thoroughly enjoy. I did struggle a little with the paragraphs between speech, it stilted the flow a little bit for my liking but nonetheless I was certainly engaged all the way through.
Flying By The Seat Of My Knickers has a plethora of cha ...more
I am a USA Today Bestselling Author. When I'm not traveling for my job as an event planner, or tracing my ancestry roots through Ireland, I'm at home working on my next novel, bouncing ideas off my husband, Mark, and my cats Frankie and Sammy. My monthly newsletter features Caity's travel tips column, genealogy research advice, and info about my latest news, giveaways, and releases! You can subscr ...more