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 p ...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
It was a lighthearted easy read which I thoroughly enjoyed. Its quirky main character keeps you wanting to read more to find out what was going to happen to her next. Although it's very lighthearted it covers some serious subjects of abuse and low self esteem in a relatable, sensitive and at times humorous way.
when I was three quarters of the way through I started to w ...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
The storyline is interesting enough and I might buy the next books in the series soon.
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