Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham


Genre: Chick Lit

This is the story of Holly Denham. Trying to get over a bad marriage, divorce, and a career change, Holly takes a job at Huerst and Wright as a receptionist. Her only previous experience in this type of position is a two week stint at a hotel, but her current employer does not know this. They think she’s an experienced receptionist, but soon learn otherwise.

The head receptionist, Trisha, takes Holly under her wing and Holly finds herself thriving in her new job. One of the most handsome vice presidents asks her out, Holly accepts the invitation and they began a hot, torrid, secret love affair. Or at least they think it’s secret. With all the office gossip going around, can anything ever be kept a secret?

Holly is surrounded by good friends, a wacky family, and even a few enemies. Her life is never dull, but trying to juggle all these people is not easy – especially with the constant threat that her job is on the line, backstabbing “friends”, and a grandmother who fills her email with spam for online dating services and cheap airline flight advertisements.

“Holly’s Inbox” is a cut look into the everyday life of Holly Denham. The entire book is written in email format. Reading through Holly’s emails is a very clever way to get to know and fall in love with a character. As each day passed, I felt as if I knew each character a little more. I would love to see a sequel of this book. The best way to describe this book is that it’s a bit different, fun and not to be read in public (you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and people will wonder what’s wrong with you).

If you’d like to get a taste of the book, check out the website

I absolutely have to give this book the “Socrates’ Book Reviews Blog Great Book Alert” medal.

For reading challenge: Chick Lit


  1. So wanna read this book now :D
    I love my chick-lit, and this one sounds good
    great review

  2. This book sounds like a lot of fun. I'm not the biggest fan of chick lit but after checking out the website and reading some of the emails, I definitely want to read the book.

  3. I like the sound of this. Especially as it is written in email format.

  4. It sounds good! I am finding more and more these days I want to read. This is so much fun.

    I'm adding this to my FF!

    I will thank you for showing me this.


  5. What's the difference between chic lit and romance genres?

  6. For those of you who like the chick lit genre, definitely give this one a try. Don't let the size scare you off! It's a fast read.

    SeraJayne - I think the difference is that in chick lit, the heroine doesn't always end up living "happily ever after" with the guy. In the romance genre, the heroine almost always ends up with the guy and it's implied that they will spend the rest of their lives together. That doesn't necessarily happen in chick lit.

  7. I'm just going to be starting this one and can't wait! It is pretty big though. lol.

  8. I can't wait to see your thoughts on this one, Dar. Believe me, it really does go fast. I'm a slow reader but this was a quick read for me.

  9. Thank you Yvonne! AND Thank you for my award!
    Also - I didn't know the difference myself either - re Sera Jayne's question - so now know.
    If anyone has any questions, do ask away (apart from general knowledge ones, because I'm rubbish at them)

  10. For anyone wanting an "official" type of chick lit definition... here's a link to one at Wikipedia

    Holly/Bill - Thank you so much for stopping by! And a big thank you for letting me review this one!

  11. Sounds like fun! It's already on my list, but I added your review to remind me of why I want to read it.


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