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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
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The Undomestic Goddess (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Sophie Kinsella (Author)

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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.… (more)
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Title:The Undomestic Goddess
Authors:Sophie Kinsella (Author)
Info:Dial Press Trade Paperback (2006), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
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  naree | Jul 12, 2019 |
Not my favorite Sophie Kinsella novel, but still a fun read. Like all her books, this was a super light romantic comedy with a lovable heroine. While the premise was highly unlikely, it still made for a relatable plot line of the overworked lawyer who flees for an easier life in the English countryside. Throw in a hot gardener and you have yourself a fun romance. ( )
  Erboyle | Jul 3, 2019 |
An entertaining look at a young woman hounded out of a legal position who takes up housekeeping for a rich family in the suburbs. The 'heroine' has next-to-no previous experience at cleaning or cooking. Very amusing developments, if a little unbelievable. The implausible aspects of the plot eventually curtailed my enjoyment. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Feb 16, 2019 |
I haven't read this author before now. A friend recommended the book to me and it was just what I needed book wise this week.

Samantha is an attorney who is just about to make partner when something awful happens to her career. A huge mistake is exposed and Samantha is so embarrassed that she literally runs away.

She winds up on the doorstep of a woman looking for a maid. Samantha is far from the domestic type. She's had no free time and enough money to pay others to do the things she isn't able to do.
But she decides she needs a change and takes the job.

So, it is an interesting change for her to say the least.
I thought it was very funny while she was trying to do things around the house.
It was definitely not a smooth path.

Funny, light book. Likable characters. Cute storyline. It's a book you could read quickly or could draw out over a few days without loosing where you're at with the storyline.

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  Mishale1 | Dec 29, 2018 |
This was such an enjoyable book! The story is a little far fetched but I loved the humor and characters. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
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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?
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