#Review: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella @KinsellaSophie

The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella


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. A mistake so huge, it’ll wreck her career.

She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they’ve hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 – Samantha has no idea how to work the oven.

Disaster ensues. It’s chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine…the ironing board…and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner. 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?


It has been a while since I’ve read a Sophie Kinsella novel and I thought it would be good to pick one up as I love her writing style. Light and funny with a good dose of romance. I wasn’t at all disappointed with The Undomestic Goddess.

Samantha is a lawyer who runs faster than the speed of light from her job at one of the top law firms when she makes a whopper of a mistake, she quite accidentally runs into a job as a housekeeper for a hysterical couple who seem completely oblivious to the fact that Samantha has no clue what she is doing, even making a bed is completely beyond this poor woman.

Luckily the gardener Nathaniel is there to save the day in more ways than one and help Samantha discover who she is really meant to be.

Samantha was a lovely character, she starts stressed and sure that being a lawyer is everything she wants, her life passing her by working 70 hour weeks, as she gets to know Nathaniel and a simpler life she starts to question her ambitions and what she really wants.

Nathaniel is a lovely man, he has been putting other people first and putting his own ambitions on the back burner, something Samantha helps him understand. Together they unlock an understanding of what is important in life but what they have to discover is can their lives go in the same direction?

I thoroughly enjoyed delving back into a Sophie Kinsella, I will definitely not leave it so long next time.


Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Undomestic Goddess
Series: N/A
AuthorSophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick-Lit | Romance
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 26 June 2009
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio
Pages: 416
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones | Foyles | Book Depository | SpeedyHen | Wordery


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