The Undomestic Goddess Author: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 fi... more »nds 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?« less
When my best friend talked about this book to me she said something like "I can't believe how many times she messed up and miraculously didn't get caught!" which summarizes this book pretty well. Samantha Sweeting has a genius IQ and works at a very demanding law firm. She is under a lot of stress but is good at her job, until one day she finds a security document on her desk that she somehow forgot to file. Panicked, Samantha cracks and flees the city, and ends up in front of a big house. She intends to ask for water and directions, but gets mistaken for a housekeeper candidate and is hired on the spot. Samantha knows NOTHING about housework, but wants to lie low after the uproar at her firm, and madness ensues as she messes up everything she tries and then runs around hiding the evidence. As usual Kinsella also introduces a romance to the story. Cute, funny read, though I did feel a little stressed out by her situation at her law firm.
Typically addictive Sophie Kinsella! This one did have a little twist though. She's not a shopaholic, she's a housekeeper. Very cute. I took it on vacation with me and the 4 hour plane ride FLEW by! I definitely recommend this if you are a Kinsella fan or just a fan of chic lit.
Very easy read, so this was perfect for me right now. I have to say I admire the main character. I sometimes wanna just chuck it all and go hide somewhere - mistake or no mistake! This would be a great beach read or something you need to read when you don't want to have to pay rapt attention to it. Worth a read, but nothing too deep :)
Sophie Kinsella's books have been my guilty pleasure for years now. Whenever you want to read something light-hearted, fun, and engaging enough that you don't want to put it down, pick up one of her books. You're guaranteed to have a great time following the antics and mis-adventures of her latest heroine.
I just finished this book, and I really enjoyed it more than her other books. The main character was easy to relate to and she just does some funny things. There were several points in the book where I was laughing out loud and my husband asked me what was so funny. The plot is somewhat predictable, as I figured it out about halfway through the book, but I still wanted to keep reading to figure out how the character would handle it. It kept me entertained.
This is the second book I've read by this author. I loved the first one and I loved this one too. The characters were perfect and I loved their expressions. I was thoroughly entertained by this story of a top notch lawyer who loses her job over one mistake and finds herself suddenly working as a house maid, cleaning and cooking, none of which she has ever done. And yet she survives and makes things go right and finds a way of life she has never known before. I found the story entertaining, delightful, and hard to put down.
This story started off a little slow, but once I was familiar with the characters and their situations I was intrigued and interested in learning more. Some situations are a little slap-stick but otherwise it was an overall fun read. I wish the ending provided a little more to the story 3-6 months down the line, although it ended well enough to let the reader imagine what happens after the credits.
I love Sophie Kinsella and I truly loved this book. It did start off a bit slow, well not slow, but it took me awhile to really reel me in good. I like to read a book and NOT want to put it down. I have ADD and that's the way I judge if a book is good if I can sit for hours without losing my patience! Other than it taking me a lil' longer then usual to get wrapped by the story it was really delightful. The romance is a bit typical,but it's hard to find good books that have some romance without all the XXX action going on! That's what I love about Kinsella and Jill Mansell. BTW there is no XXX stuff in here, I just reread what I wrote and thought it might be misconstrued! It's a definite must read for chick lit luvers everywhere :)
This is definitely one of my favorite's from kinsella. It was a little different than she's usually known for but it was a great read. I absolutely love this author and genre. If you like fun reading but without all the vivid adult scenes then, you ought to look at Kinsella, Wickham, and Jill Mansell to name a few!
This has to be my favorite Sophie Kinsella book so far. The story was well-written and was a very fast read. I loved the story, and there were some very funny parts where I couldn't help laughing out loud.
Another fabulously written book by Sophie Kinsella! I laughed out loud, wiped away a tear or two, and felt as though I new every character in the book personally. If you've ever found yourself doing something you never thought you'd do, in a place you never expected to be, in a situation that seemed as though all hope was lost, this is the book for you. While entertaining this book offers, what I call "God's little nuggets", to help us get through situation we face in our own life. This is definitely a book that as you read the last page you're a little saddened that it's over!