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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Title: The Undomestic Goddess

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Random House Publishing

Pages: 401

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by: Sabrina

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?

My Thoughts

I have greatly enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep A Secret? and Remember Me?, so I decided to buy another one of her books. I also enjoyed The Undomestic Goddess, but not as much as the other two though.

I was really interested on how Samantha would react to these turn of events. She was a very likable character and I felt I could relate to her in some ways.

Sophe Kinsella's books are really humorous and enjoyable to read, this book was no exception. I'm still not sure if I should keep reading more of her books though, since this one hadn't drawn me in fully.

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