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ISBN13: 9780385338691
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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?

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"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

Review:

"Sophie Kinsella is at the top of the chick lit game. Her plots are fast-paced and entertaining, with the perfect amount of realistic neurosis to accompany her quirky heroines." New York Post

Review:

"Perfectly amusing....The Undomestic Goddess is a genuinely funny, sweet book. Kinsella is a comic whiz who consistently delivers what her readers crave." The Miami Herald

Review:

"A lovely romantic comedy." The Washington Post

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella is a former financial journalist and the author of the bestselling novels Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister and Can You Keep a Secret? She lives in England, where she is at work on her next book.

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lovewriter, June 3, 2010 (view all comments by lovewriter)
When you read the ending of a book three times, you know you've found a wonderful story! Just the right mixture of seriousness, romance and comedy had me reading well into the night. Samantha's transformation from high-profile lawyer to down-to-earth housekeeper was highly entertaining!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385338691
Author:
Kinsella, Sophie
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Costco
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Women lawyers
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
England
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;romance;humor;england;lawyers;british;london;sophie kinsella;contemporary fiction;comedy;housekeepers;contemporary;funny;women;novel;housekeeper;romantic comedy;domestic;cooking;adult;mistaken identity;love;career;law;light;british ficti
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.4 x .85 in .7 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Light and breezy...Samantha is eminently likable, and overworked readers will empathize with her glee at her first full weekend off in years."
"Review" by , "Sophie Kinsella is at the top of the chick lit game. Her plots are fast-paced and entertaining, with the perfect amount of realistic neurosis to accompany her quirky heroines."
"Review" by , "Perfectly amusing....The Undomestic Goddess is a genuinely funny, sweet book. Kinsella is a comic whiz who consistently delivers what her readers crave."
"Review" by , "A lovely romantic comedy."
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