Thursday, October 6, 2011


"The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella
Product Description(
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?
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Dell (October 30, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 044024238X
ISBN-13: 978-0440242383

MY THOUGHTS: This is the first book from this author that I've read. I liked a review I read somewhere and thought I would try it out. It wasn't exactly what I thought it was. I have to admit I skipped through chapters. This book is kind of not realistic. It leads you to believe that Samantha became a great chief in a very short time. It fell apart at the end. I didn't particularly like the characters in this book. It was readable and that's all I can say about it.

My full review is at Just Books.


Linda said...

I've found her books to be fun fluffy chick lit. Give my brain a rest from more mentally straining books.

MaDonna Maurer said...

Thanks for the review. I was intrigued by the description, but will heed your warning. =) If I come across it, I'll read it like Linda suggests "Give my brain a rest from more mentally straining books."

Ria- The Beaucoup Review. said...

I've just finished reading this, too.
I agree, the ending wasn't the best- and it wasn't very realistic- but I still found it fun. I like her writing style. Great review, it's nice to see other points of view.(:

Lisa E said...

As a Kinsella fan, I agree The Undomestic Goddess is one of her weaker stories. You might have a more enjoyable brain break with Remember Me?.