Review: Holly's Inbox

I enjoy books written in letters and email so when I saw this book at the bookstore I had to pick up a copy (the only copy). This book was popular in the UK a few years ago and is just starting to get notice in America.

Holly Denham is a pseudonym of someone who is intimately acquainted with the world of receptionists. Based in an office in the heart of London, they know all the secrets no city girl wants their boss to find out.

Ever wanted a peek at someone else's e-mail? Discover the secrets of HOLLY'S INBOX. Meet Holly Denham. It's her first day as a receptionist at a City investment bank and, with no corporate front of house experience, Holly is struggling to keep up. Add to this her mad friends, dysfunctional family and gossipy colleagues, and Holly's inbox is a daily source of drama, laughter, scandal and even romance. But Holly's been keeping a secret from everyone - and the past is about to catch up with her...Launched in February 2007, became a website phenomenon, with thousands of visitors from all over the world logging on daily to read Holly's e-mails. This novel tells Holly's story in full, and also includes exclusive extra material not available on the site.

We follow Holly, a Bridget Jones character, through the highs and lows of her life by sneaking a peak into her inbox. When the book begins, Holly has just started a new job and is single. Most of the email exchanges are between friends and colleagues. A cute fun book, at 668 pages a 100+ pages could be removed without impacting the story. Don’t let the size scare you, each page is only 50-60% filled with text. Definitely a light read!

Kim from Chapter Chit Chat also loved this book and has identified the author!

Type: Fiction, 668 pages, Trade paperback

Holly Denham has a lot on her plate. It's her first day as a receptionist at a busy London corporate bank and, frankly, she can't quite keep up. Take a peek at her email and you'll see why: what with her crazy friends, dysfunctional family, and gossipy co-workers, Holly's inbox is a daily source of drama. But it's the laughter, friendship, and a hint of romance that keep Holly going.

Reviews:“Fantastic” – OK! Magazine

“It’s like Bridget Jones’s Diary in the digital age” – Irish Eyes Serencipity