Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Undomestic Goddess


A story about Samantha Sweeting, a high-powered lawyer in London, who works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. Striving on the pressure and adrenalin, she had never made a mistake all the years during her career, until one day when she made a mistake so huge that it would wreck her career.

Unable to face her mistake, she walks right out of the office and gets on the first train she sees where she ends up in the middle of nowhere. She is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper, and one lie after another, she gets the job.

Disaster ensues as Samantha battles with the kitchen appliances, washing machine, the ironing board etc. She somehow manages to pick up domestic skills while learning about life, love and friendship. It is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

Did Samantha really make a mistake in the first place? And will her current employers ever find out that they have actually hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer? Will her old life ever catch up with her, and if yes, will she ever want it back?

DETAILS

ISBN-13 : 978-0-552-15314-0
ISBN-10 : 0-55215-314-1
Author : Sophie Kinsella
Publisher : Transworld Publishers
Published : 2006

A LIL' THOUGHT

I have always enjoyed books by Sophie Kinsella - it all started with the shopaholic series.

The Undomestic Goddess is Sophie Kinsella's second stand-alone novel. Entertaining and fun to read. Particularly fun to read the transformation process from an undomestic goddess to a domestic goddess.

Having said that, am a bit disappointed with the decision made by Samantha at the end of the story. Am sure that there are other paths that she can choose.

Or perhaps let's put it this way, the author has it ended in such a way, and how Samantha would move on with her career, we shall let the readers' imagination run wild, how about that?

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