The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

Book - 2006
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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?
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2006, c2005.
ISBN: 9780385338691
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm.


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Feb 12, 2019

Easy read and steamy romance.

Jun 23, 2018

This is probably my favourite romantic-comedy novel of all time.

Nov 21, 2016

This is a LITERAL romantic comedy in a book. There was lying, hijinks, crazy situations, insta-love, sex, a woman who has to choose between love and work, a guy takes his shirt off, and all the silly situations you could want! Complete with even a scene in a train terminal at the end. If you are looking for exactly that, then read this book but if you are looking for anything more, go somewhere else.

Mar 04, 2016

This is a nice, refreshing story. It started off a little slow, but vastly improved for the second half to the point where I could barely put it down. Great humour throughout, and interesting character development.

Aug 11, 2014

The undomestic Goddess is another one of Sophie Kinsella’s light hearted reads. This was a quick book to read during the summer. It revolves around Samantha, a workaholic who is striving to be the best lawyer she can possibly be. She has absolutely no time for anything except for work, she manages everything in 6 minute intervals, and always has her trusty black berry by her side, usually buzzing of emails. Things are looking good for Samantha until she makes the biggest mistake and there is no chance of any partnership for her. Depressed and alone, she gets on her train and ends up in a place she doesn’t know anything about. When she decides to ask for help, she is mistaken for a housekeeper wanting an interview and lands a job! The only problem is she has no idea what she’s doing. Samantha doesn’t know how to make 5 star meals or fold clothes or iron. This book is filled with hilarious accidents as Samantha tries to learn how to become a housekeeper and keep her big secret. As a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella books, I have to say this wasn’t my favorites. It was very unrealistic, her other books like Can you keep a secret and The shopaholic series are just more believable. The odds of Samantha’s situation are slim to none, so I didn’t cheer as much for her happy ending. Nevertheless, it was a good chic lit, a cute romance and some funny encounters. I recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, simple read.

Apr 09, 2014

I found the first half of the book a little slow but then the story and humor picked up quite a bit. "Can You Keep a Secret?" was much better. Still worth the read though.

Mar 22, 2014

Good read. Humerous

Mar 07, 2014

It was a really quick read, just like all of Kinsella's books. I liked the main character and how she grows. The setting in the countryside is very relaxing and made me feel like going outside and gardening. I recommend this one if you like Kinsella's books. It's definitely one of her best.

avert Aug 27, 2012

Amazing book! Had me laughing out loud at some parts! My favourite Sophie Kinsella book by far!

Jul 31, 2012

This was an amazing read that makes people wonder what exactly is important to us. It was an easy fun read something great to curl up with!

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Jul 20, 2015

Samantha is on the verge of partnership at the prestigious London law firm Carter Spink, and the youngest one in history at that. She is 29 and right on track for her life plans. But, when she finds she has made a terrible, costly mistake just minutes before the partnership decision, she panics and leaves the building and stumbles onto the nearest train


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