Title: The Undomestic Goddess
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Published: 26th June 2009
Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars)
About: Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership.She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day… she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it’ll wreck her career.
She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they’ve hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 – Samantha has no idea how to work the oven.
Disaster ensues. It’s chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine…the ironing board…and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner. But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way.
Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha’s old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
Review: I really LOVE this book.
I’ve read it a few times before now and thought to myself that I better review it now because it is just SO good.
The characters are very well described and had me laughing out loud at some points in the book. It really has some amusing moments, which will certainly bring a smile to your face.
I mean this book is predictable and easy to read but that’s why I love it so much. It’s a no-brainer. It’s the perfect book to take with you when you go on holiday or are having an afternoon off. It’s easy to get into and be completely involved with it.
Samantha is a very amusing character and incredibly likable – she really changes as the book goes on and this progression was done so brilliantly that you couldn’t help but be happy for Samantha at the end of the book.
The relationship between her and Nathaniel was also really quite lovely. You can easily see that these two should end up with each other and although it is obvious that they will, what isn’t obvious is how they will end up together.
Also isn’t Nathaniel’s mother such a charming lady? She was just so sweet to Samantha when she was teaching her how to cook and clean and never made her feel stupid for it. She really was a very lovely lady. In fact, I liked all of the characters that were described in this book.
Admittedly, the couple that Samantha ends up working for are a bit ditzy, but they were funny in their own way.
There is nothing bad to say about this book.
It kept me entertained right to the very end and it was an absolute thrill to read.