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Monday, 11 August 2014

The Undomestic Goddess

Welcome to my little Niche within the library. So grab a coffee and let's review some books. The Undomestic GoddessThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Samantha Sweeting is a high powered, Workaholic attorney for a respectable law firm, Carter Spinks. She is good at her job and is waiting to be made a Partner at the firm. On the day she is to learn if she made Partner she discovers a huge error she's presumubly made.....one that costs her client £50,000 and Samantha her job. With her career over, Samantha flees her London life and boards a train to the country. Arriving at Gloucester, she comes across this house and rings the doorbell.

To her surprise she is mistaken for a housekeeper by Trish who opens the door. Samantha is confused as to why she'd be mistaken for a housekeeper. She knows nothing about keeping house. But soon she is offered the position. Samantha accepts the job thinking it is only a temporary thing. With little knowledge of what to do with a whisk or a broom, Samantha assumes the role of housekeeper, leading her employers, Eddie and Trish Geiger, to think she is a top-notch housekeeper and cordon blue chef! Learning as she goes along, Samantha begins to love her new role and life in the country.

She meets Nathaniel, the Geiker's gardener, his mother, Iris, who teaches Samantha how to cook and bake bread. Can Samantha keep her secret identity from her new employers and Nathaniel? Is she ready to toss her lawyer career down the drain and become a full-time housekeeper? The Undomestic Goddess is the story of a girl who has to slow down, fall in love, turn her life around and discover what an iron is for!

I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh so much my sides ached! I read many of Kinsella's works, including the Shopoholic series, Remember Me and Can You Keep A secret, but this book really drew my interest. I couldn't put it down!