Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Undomestic Goddess




















The Undomestic Goddess


From the Book:
Samantha Sweeting, the 29-year-old heroine of Kinsella's latest confection (after Shopaholic Sister), is on the verge of partnership at the prestigious London law firm Carter Spink—the Holy Grail of her entire workaholic life. But when she finds she has made a terrible, costly mistake just before the partnership decision, she's terrified of being fired. In a fog, she stumbles out of the building and onto the nearest train, which drops her in the countryside, where she wanders to a stately home. The nouveau riche lady of the house mistakes her for the new housekeeper—and Samantha is too astonished to correct her. Numb and unable to face returning to London, Samantha tries to master the finer points of laundry, cooking and cleaning. She discovers that the slow life, her pompous but good-hearted employers and the attentions of the handsome gardener, Nathaniel, suit her just fine. But her past is hard to escape, and when she discovers a terrible secret about her firm—and when the media learns that the former legal star is scrubbing toilets for a living—her life becomes more complicated than ever.

From Me: Sophie Kinsella is one awesome writer! I have loved every last one of her books. Sophie’s characters are very engaging and the situations they get themselves into are very awkward and hilarious. The Undomestic Goddess is no exception! Samantha goes from being a high-powered lawyer to a housekeeper and the best (or maybe worst) part is the fact that she doesn’t know how to cook and has never even thought about cleaning in her life! You can imagine what kind of trouble she gets herself into. This is a great read!

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