'Funny, fast and farcical. I loved it' JOJO MOYES
The hilarious romantic comedy from NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sophie Kinsella
Samantha thrives under pressure. A high-powered London lawyer, all she can concentrate on is taking the next step in her career; eating, sleeping, seeing friends – even taking a breath – will have to wait.
But just when she’s about to get everything she has ever wanted, Samantha makes a mistake. A fifty-million-pound, career-destroying mistake. Unable to face the consequences, she does the unimaginable and runs away…
Catching the first train she can, she finds herself in the countryside, outside a beautiful grand house. Mistaken for another woman, she falls into a new job as the family’s housekeeper.
Disaster ensues. In a blink, her life has shifted from writing briefs to washing them – and she has no idea how to work the washing machine. Let alone the oven. A former master of the takeaway menu, she’s now expected to whip up fine cuisine.
But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: *****
'I couldn’t put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter)
'I almost cried with laughter' DAILY MAIL
'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED
'Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page' JENNY COLGAN
Samantha Sweeting, the 29-year-old heroine of Kinsella's latest confection (after Shopaholic Sister), is on the verge of partnership at the prestigious London law firm Carter Spink the Holy Grail of her entire workaholic life. But when she finds she has made a terrible, costly mistake just before the partnership decision, she's terrified of being fired. In a fog, she stumbles out of the building and onto the nearest train, which drops her in the countryside, where she wanders to a stately home. The nouveau riche lady of the house mistakes her for the new housekeeper and Samantha is too astonished to correct her. Numb and unable to face returning to London, Samantha tries to master the finer points of laundry, cooking and cleaning. She discovers that the slow life, her pompous but good-hearted employers and the attentions of the handsome gardener, Nathaniel, suit her just fine. But her past is hard to escape, and when she discovers a terrible secret about her firm and when the media learns that the former legal star is scrubbing toilets for a living her life becomes more complicated than ever. If readers can swallow the implausible scenario, then Kinsella's genuine charm and sweet wit may continue to win her fans.
Couldn’t put it down
Light pleasant read
The undomestic goddess by Sophie Kinsella
I’m a fan of Sophie Kinsella so I was very excited to read this book.
The story follows Samatha a high flying solicitor in London whose life is completely consumed by her work. Samantha unfortunately makes a big mistake on one of her cases which has disastrous consequences. So what does Samatha do? She runs away, literally! She begins a new life in a rural village where she is mistakenly hired as a domestic housekeeper. The problem is Samantha has no idea how to cook or clean. Thankfully there is a handsome gardener, Nathaniel, on hand to help her out 😉.
I enjoyed this book. I’d recommend it to anyone who wanted a light read.
I do have to admit that I found it completely unconvincing that such a smart high flying lawyer could be so utterly useless in other areas of her life. I work in a law firm myself and have the pleasure of being surrounded by ambitious, talented and smart women on a daily basis. From my experience personally most of the solicitors and barristers that I work with are phenomenal businesswomen and are also superwomen in their home life too. Most of them balancing a busy work life with families too. So on that note maybe I’m not the best person to comment on this aspect of the storyline as I struggle to be objective.
I also couldn’t quite get over the characters awful handling of the media detailed within the book. The legal profession by nature is embodied in confidentiality and I just didn’t find this part plausible at all.
Criticisms aside, it was an enjoyable read overall and it helped take my mind out of lockdown. I mean who doesn’t love a romantic comedy 🤷🏻♀️
My absolute favourite
Does it need anything else? It's my favourite book. Ever.