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?
WARNING: This book review may contain some spoilers that will spoil the joy of excitement and laughter. Read at your own risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
This is actually the FOURTH Sophie Kinsella book I’ve read, the 1st being “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, So you could say, I am a BIG fan of Sophie Kinsella, usually I don’t take notice of the author, unless the book is completely AWESOME!
I feel like making a challenge or something. Like in 1 month, I have to complete 20 books or whatsoever and blog random stuffs about, what I’ve learnt, blah blah blah. Though it sounds fun. I’ve got some schooling to do, but that’s usually an addition to the challenge.
Okay, the truth is, it’s not really about school… I think I’m just lazy or worried I might not be able to finish the challenge or whatever. But forget about the challenge (been babbling about it), the REAL topic is about my thoughts and remarks of this HILARIOUS and ROMANTIC book, The Undomestic Goddess!
*Choir of Angels sing*
Sophie Kinsella’s books are not only ‘witty’ and ‘hilarious’ but they are also ‘realistic’ and ‘educational’, her books would make you go “Ooh” “Aah” “Awww” “Arrgh”, and sometimes they would even make you go “At least I’m not her”.
The Undomestic Goddess is about an extremely stressed out lawyer who only focuses on one thing… Her Job…
But stressed enough to run away from her job, get lost, and mistaken for a housekeeper?
Now I found that quite thrilling, and quite stressful… I felt like I was her… Samantha Sweetings… I kept telling her, No Samantha, don’t go there. No Samantha, you have to tell the truth, blah blah blah… but there is this one question in my mind… If I was in her situation, would I tell the truth… run away… or resign from a very professional job to be a housekeeper?
Now that’s the moral from the book… It’s not about being a rich man or a poor widow… it’s about the happiness you gain, it’s about being you… A rich man may have all the money he could have, but does money give him love? happiness? joy?
Samantha was confused, scared, and stressed out. But at the end, she chose what’s right. She didn’t choose the fame and success. She chose, love, happiness, and joy… From cleaning the toilet? Meh.
But the funny part was, she was a lawyer… intelligent, has the IQ of 158, sophisticated, blah blah blah, but she can’t even SEW A BUTTON?! cook… or even iron clothes and do the laundry, it was, funny and weird at the same time… Lawyers are smart, they should know… Apparently too smart… I guess?
And guess what? The guy in her dreams, who’s name is GUY, happens to be the most self centered guy yet! I find it weird saying guy and Guy with two different meanings in the same sentence…
The real guy is Nathaniel *drool* a guy any girl would want! I mean, who else works out in a garden? Sooo unique! >.<
There was one comment about the book from Good reads that I completely agree with:
After reading several books by Kinsella, the only major complaint I have is that the endings are extremely unsatisfying. She builds up the character development and story so, so well, only to have it all end just shy of the perfect HEA. The first thought I usually have after finishing her books is, “Wait, what? That’s it?”
This is quite true, sadly. Most of Sophie’s books are witty, funny, romantic and all, but it’s always the ending that gets to my nerves. The ending is… well I don’t exactly know how to say it… simple? quick? plain?
And I found that most of her characters contain the same clumsy and witty personality, there’s always a scene where they get EXTREMELY mortified, even I turn bright red myself… But I guess that’s her style and how she wants it to be, so I can’t blame her. I like the embarrassing scenes the best anyways, it always reminds me that “Nothing could be worst than this!” 😀
Soooo, whaddyu guys think? Is the book too cheesy and romantic? Too fake? Just trying to make a conversation here… it’s getting quite quiet… Any feedbacks?