"What I Did On My Holidays" by Chrissie Manby

Working in public relations for an elevator company isn't the most glamorous job.  That's why Sophie Sturgeon can't wait for her holiday.  She has planned a two week trip to Majorca with her boyfriend Callum, who also happens to be the hottest guy at her office.  She has spent months preparing for this trip and nothing is going to ruin it.  Well, there's one thing that could ruin it…

The night before the trip Callum calls Sophie to tell her that the relationship is over and he won't be going on holiday with her.   Devastated and desperate to change his mind, Sophie says she is going to go to Majorca on her own.  But in reality, Sophie is hiding in her flat in London.  The plan seems like a great idea until her friends, family and Callum delight in the fact that Sophie is brave enough to go on vacation on her own.  And so, Sophie must recreate the ultimate fake holiday, all from the comfort of her own home.

The plan is working great and Sophie can't believe she is getting away with it.  But Callum can't take it and decides that he is going to join Sophie in Majorca after all.  What is a girl to do?

What I Did on My Holidays is another delightful chick lit novel from Chrissie Manby.  It has everything one looks for in this type of novel - a loveable heroine, hilarious antics, and a feel-good romantic situation.  

This is the third book I have read written by Chrissie Manby and it is safe to say she has become one of my favourite chick lit authors.  Her books are well written, funny and hit the spot when you're looking for a light, engaging read.  

The premise of this one hooked me right away.  With everything we could ever need at our fingertips, of course it would be easy to fake a vacation.   But there are some things we just can't plan for when taking a fake break, like someone else wanting to join you or your picture showing up in the paper while you're supposedly out of the country!  But Sophie and her sister Clare handle it all in stride and go to incredible lengths to keep the real world from intruding on their holidays.  

This would be the perfect beach read for anyone already on vacation or for someone who finds themselves in desperate need of a little time away!


  1. Sounds really fun, hehehe.
    I like reading chick lit books in summer, as you said, so I think this book would be perfect!
    Thanks for the review!

  2. This sounds like it could be a fun one.

  3. I find Manby's writing to be a lot of fun!


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