The Undomestic Goddess
By Sophie Kinsella
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer - and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope - and finds love - is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
“What do you call five thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?”
“A start!” The words jump out of my mouth before I can stop them.
- The beginning was very creative and it made me want to keep on reading. Then it led to lawyer-related things, which I didn’t understand very well so I got confused. I had to read it carefully so I would actually get it. Eventually, I got the main gist.
- The hardships Samantha had to go through as a housekeeper were meant to be humorous, and it did quite make me laugh. She’s a great heroine.
- Food is mentioned. And it will make you starving in a jiffy.
- Yes! Romance! It almost made me cry in the end but of course, I won’t give anything away.
- The plot flowed very nicely and I thought it was very young adult-y. It was perfect and I really, really loved it.