The Undomestic Goddess

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The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

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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.

Your skin’s very dehydrated.’ Maya is shaking her head. She runs an expert hand across my cheek and rests her fingers underneath my jaw, looking concerned. ‘Your heart rate’s very high. That’s not healthy. Are you feeling particularly tense at the moment?’ The Undomestic Goddess," written by Sophie Kinsella, is a delightful and engaging contemporary fiction novel that takes readers on a transformative journey. With a perfect blend of humor, romance, and personal growth, Kinsella invites us into the life of Samantha Sweeting, a high-powered lawyer whose world suddenly turns upside down. Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership.She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. The writing style of the author is great. Sophie Kinsella writes in her signature style and that is what makes this book such an outstanding read. The story is told in the first-person voice of Samantha Sweeting. There are no dull moments and a good pace is maintained throughout the book.Before Samantha leaves London, what are her highest expectations regarding love? Was there anything appealing about six-minute sex with Jacob? What stokes her attraction to Guy? Author of the bestselling Shopaholic novels Sophie Kinsella has delighted readers around the globe with her all-too-human characters caught in an array of zany dilemmas. In that spirit, The Undomestic Goddess tells the fast-paced, riotously funny tale of a high-powered corporate lawyer who trades legal torts for fresh-baked tortes in the riskiest career move of her life. I enjoyed this book which is a light-hearted read. I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella's previous shopaholic series and was worried that she wouldn't be able to match the readability in this, however I was not disappointed. I also loved the character of Nathaniel. If I have to describe him in one word, it will be – Sexy. He is just irresistible. The characters of Trish and Guy are again noteworthy bringing in the necessary drama.

I’ve read your answers carefully,’ Maya gives me a thoughtful look, ‘and you’re obviously quite a stressed-out woman.’ Sophie’s latest novel, Surprise Me, published in February 2018, presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered. The characterisation is, well, extreme. No one ever does anything by halves and sometimes they undergo a complete personality change. An avuncular and friendly man turns out to be a villain. The nouveau-riche employers of the housekeeper turn out to have hearts of gold and feather brains. The gardener has hidden depths and an obliging mother. The lawyers get lawyers a bad name. In the mess that ensues, she finds herself hastily leaving her office and getting aboard the first train that she spots. With her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella proves once again why she is a masterful storyteller. "The Undomestic Goddess" offers readers a captivating escape from reality while imparting poignant life lessons. It reminds us all of the importance of balance, self-acceptance, and the joy that can be found in unexpected places.I thrive under pressure,’ I explain. Which is true. I’ve known that about myself ever since . . . Well, ever since my mother told me, when I was about eight. You thrive under pressure, Samantha. Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something. As the story unfolds, Samantha becomes entangled in a web of secrets and lies, fraught with the possibility of losing everything again. Throughout these challenges, she undergoes a profound transformation, discovering her own worth beyond her career, and learning the true meaning of success – finding happiness and being true to oneself. What redeems this book is the writing style. It's very easy to read. Kinsella has a good ear for dialogue and moves the story along at a steady pace. If you're looking for an undemanding summer holiday read then you could do a lot worse - Barbara Taylor Bradford's Emma's Secret or indeed any of her later work, springs to mind, but you could do better too. For something with a little more meat and style you could try Julian Fellowes' Snobs, Anthony Capella's The Food of Love or Maggie O'Farrell's After You'd Gone. We also have a review of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. OK. So sometimes I do feel a bit tense. Kind of pressured. But I’m a lawyer in the City, for God’s sake. What do you expect?

Light and breezy . . . Samantha is eminently likable, and overworked readers will empathize with her glee at her first full weekend off in years.” — Christian Science Monitor Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous breakdown. But the rest of us. I love my job. I love the satisfaction of spotting the loophole in a contract. I love the adrenaline rush of closing a deal. I love the thrill of negotiation, and arguing, and making the best point in the room. Discuss the debate between Samantha and Mrs. Farley at the end of Chapter Three. Is sewing on a button a valuable skill, or at least as valuable as Mrs. Farley says it is? What are the most valuable skills for women to master?

I am off on hols on 13th June so may get this to read. It's also nice to have something easy going to read in between heavier books - like Stephen King. When she's not nose-deep in a book or typing away, you'll find her brainstorming with her hubby or captivating her 8-year-old daughter with enchanting tales. And every now and then, she indulges her creative spirit through painting and nurturing her garden. 🌻🎨 What follows is equal parts fun and amusement as Samantha struggles to make breakfast has no idea about how to work the oven or the washing machine.

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