Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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 find 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?
I was so attracted to this title when I first came across it years ago. Since then I have read this book I think about three times the latest being recently after I read Mini Shopaholic and was once again hooked on Sophie Kinsella. Currently, I am re-reading Remember Me?, also another stand alone title by Sophie Kinsella.
I really enjoy Undomestic Goddess, from the very first chapter when Samantha went for an ‘Ultimate De-stress Experience’, she reminded me so much of many people I know. Workaholics who worked day and night with no personal lives of their own and also expect others not to have a personal life like them too.
However, a ‘mistake’ caused Samantha to be at the other extreme end of the fence and she found herself slowing but surely enjoying this new life style. Thow in garderner Nathaniel and life in the country can be as adictive as top city lawyer but with better outcomes. When an opportunity came for her to live life the way it was, she found that she’s different now and wasn’t sure if she can and if she wants to go back to her old lifestyle. I was rooting for her not too but you will have to read yourself it to find out if she did.
Funny and sad, sweet and cute, it's a lite chick that should be read by all workaholics and non workaholics alike. Hightly recommended for some de-stressing sessions.