Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Author: Sophie Kinsella
ISBN # 0552772747
Publisher: 0552772747
First Published: 2005
416 pages

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 #@%*ing 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?

This is a sweet, escapist bundle of joy to read; smooth-flowing and comfortable like an old friend with plenty of fun to boot. It’s the ideal pick-me-up when you’re feeling down and out-of-sorts with life and fancy a change.

Perfect for those moments when you want to relax for a while with a nice cup of tea, Kinsella has a light touch and an amusing style. A fantastic gift for the Undomestic Goddess in your life – even if it’s a gift to yourself! It will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever done battle with their washing machine and fretted over where half the socks have gone after the tumble drier.

Rating: 7


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