The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

Book - 2006
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After making a mistake that will ruin a chance of a partnership, attorney Samantha Sweeting suffers a breakdown, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere, where she is mistakenly hired as a housekeeper.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780385338691
Branch Call Number: KINSE
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 22 cm

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PinesandPrejudice Nov 21, 2016

This is a LITERAL romantic comedy in a book. There was lying, hijinks, crazy situations, insta-love, sex, a woman who has to choose between love and work, a guy takes his shirt off, and all the silly situations you could want! Complete with even a scene in a train terminal at the end. If you are looking for exactly that, then read this book but if you are looking for anything more, go somewhere else.

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OliviaSO29
Mar 04, 2016

This is a nice, refreshing story. It started off a little slow, but vastly improved for the second half to the point where I could barely put it down. Great humour throughout, and interesting character development.

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sumaiyah98
Aug 11, 2014

The undomestic Goddess is another one of Sophie Kinsella’s light hearted reads. This was a quick book to read during the summer. It revolves around Samantha, a workaholic who is striving to be the best lawyer she can possibly be. She has absolutely no time for anything except for work, she manages everything in 6 minute intervals, and always has her trusty black berry by her side, usually buzzing of emails. Things are looking good for Samantha until she makes the biggest mistake and there is no chance of any partnership for her. Depressed and alone, she gets on her train and ends up in a place she doesn’t know anything about. When she decides to ask for help, she is mistaken for a housekeeper wanting an interview and lands a job! The only problem is she has no idea what she’s doing. Samantha doesn’t know how to make 5 star meals or fold clothes or iron. This book is filled with hilarious accidents as Samantha tries to learn how to become a housekeeper and keep her big secret. As a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella books, I have to say this wasn’t my favorites. It was very unrealistic, her other books like Can you keep a secret and The shopaholic series are just more believable. The odds of Samantha’s situation are slim to none, so I didn’t cheer as much for her happy ending. Nevertheless, it was a good chic lit, a cute romance and some funny encounters. I recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, simple read.

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lilyofthevalley3
Apr 09, 2014

I found the first half of the book a little slow but then the story and humor picked up quite a bit. "Can You Keep a Secret?" was much better. Still worth the read though.

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Grimace26
Mar 22, 2014

Good read. Humerous

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julia_sedai
Mar 07, 2014

It was a really quick read, just like all of Kinsella's books. I liked the main character and how she grows. The setting in the countryside is very relaxing and made me feel like going outside and gardening. I recommend this one if you like Kinsella's books. It's definitely one of her best.

avert Aug 27, 2012

Amazing book! Had me laughing out loud at some parts! My favourite Sophie Kinsella book by far!

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AmandaSH
Jul 31, 2012

This was an amazing read that makes people wonder what exactly is important to us. It was an easy fun read something great to curl up with!

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gopherguts
Jul 31, 2012

A fun summer read.

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reader1995
Jun 23, 2012

Interesting read, as always, the heroine is stuck in a messy situation and must figure out the easiest way to fix her life.

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Faith1119
Jul 20, 2015

Samantha is on the verge of partnership at the prestigious London law firm Carter Spink, and the youngest one in history at that. She is 29 and right on track for her life plans. But, when she finds she has made a terrible, costly mistake just minutes before the partnership decision, she panics and leaves the building and stumbles onto the nearest train

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