Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Review: The Undomestic Goddess

Title - The Undomestic Goddess
Author - Sophie Kinsella
Genre - Romance, Chic lit
Published April 25th 2006
Publisher - Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
Format - Paperback

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? 

Samantha is a young lawyer up for partner with her whole career in front of her. Granted her mom and brother don’t have time for even her birthday but it’s ok she’ll have the partnership she’s spent the last seven years working for. Suddenly she’s made a mistake that will change her life forever, but Samantha never makes mistakes. Instead of sticking around to help fix the mess she leaves the office ends up on a train and wonders till she ends up on the doorstep of a house. Hoping for a drink of water Samantha one to never fail a job interview acquires the job as housekeeper even though she’s never cleaned or cooked before.

Not knowing what else to do Samantha attempts to stick it out but after her first dinner is a failure it’s apparent that she needs help. Thankfully the gardener’s mother just so happens to be a great cook and willing to take Samantha under her wing. With some training Samantha might just be able to make this job work at least till she figures out her fate as a lawyer.  As day’s pass Samantha learns that the firm has decided not to keep her own forcing her to accept her fate as a house keeper. Will she be able to survive living as a housekeeper in a small town after being a driven city girl all her life? What about the Nathaniel the gardener she has her eye on.

I like Samantha while being a lawyer she’s wound really tight but as the shock of what happens wears off she starts to enjoy life. It’s nice to see someone who comes from a different world find what she’s been missing with a change. Samantha also has a love interest in the book Nathanial the gardener who life also took a dramatic change when things in his life changed as well. Together they find in each other exactly what they are looking for and discover that maybe life’s changes are for the best.

I’ve had this one on my TBR forever but never seemed to get around to it yet. This is my first book by the author but I loved the movie Confessions of a shopaholic even though the movies are very different from books. I had high expectations for The Undomestic Goddess and it doesn’t disappoint it’s a funny fast paced novel. I love a character I loved Samantha’s character she was easy to connect with and I can see myself having some of the issues she did or have already had them.  I’ve had my share of cooking disasters overs the years as well as ironing issues. The story is sweet it has a little mystery some romance and a whole lot of self-discovery as Samantha finds the true her. I really enjoyed the book it was worth reading and I can see myself reading it again in the future because it’s just cute. The author did a great job creating a captivating story that sparked the imagination as well as the heart. I can’t wait to check out her other books. 

1 comment:

  1. My favourite Sophie Kinsella books are the non-Shopaholic ones, and this one tops it. Hilarious. I've reread it countless times!
    Great reiew :)
    You should try Can You Keep a Secret next.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess