Book Review - The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella | Blushing Geek

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Published on April 25, 2006 by Dial Press Trade Paperback
Genre: ChickLit, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 404
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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?


After reading I’ve Got Your Number from the same author, I’ve received a suggestion from a colleague to read this book. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve finished I’ve Got Your Number but because of so many obligations and of course some hitched books that I find it hard to say no, it’s just now that I finally am able to read it.

Before reading this book, I already had the concept on what this is going to be. Well, thanks for my colleague’s overview eh? But what I really had no idea about is how Samantha (main female character) will fall in love.  And you know me, I’m a trying-hard seer, so I’ve come up with my own version on how she will be able to find his man. And guess what? Well, I didn’t guess it right hahaha.

The very first thing I’ve noticed about this book is that it made me feel like I am listening to a friend of mine telling me a story instead of me reading a book. I don’t know how the author is doing that but it’s really effective. I felt relaxed while reading this story and I really like that for a book.

I already know that Samantha’s going to be workaholic, but I was still shocked to find out that my expectations we’re way beyond the true extent of Samantha’s workaholism. I can’t help but sweat a lot reading Samantha’s workload. 

One downside of being in a family that is so workaholic is that you’ll also end up like them. And I pity Samantha for that, there’s just so much in life other than work. I think that’s also the main reason why she’s currently in the situation she is right now eh. Oops, I guess I’ve been reviewing Samantha’s life more than reviewing this book eh? Haha

The plot was beautifully crafted and the lines and scenes were delivered nicely. I love the idea of this workaholic lawyer that after her sort of meltdown was employed as a domestic helper considering that she doesn’t even know how to cook how much more cleaning a huge house! Isn’t that fun? Well, it is! This story isn’t just about romance and a little bit of family life but also humor! All in one eh?

I don’t have any problems with the characters. What’s also great about this book is that it doesn’t have an overwhelming number of characters so they can all easily be tracked. 

And lastly, I totally fell in love with its ending. It wasn’t that flashy like some other story but the scene was simple yet so romantic. I don’t know about you, but I really love the ending..Ayeiiiii! I can’t help but squeal again haha. What’s also great about the ending is that she was able to transform into a superwoman, oops! I think that’s over exaggerated haha. What I mean is that I love how Samantha was able to finally enjoy life and of course learn how to do domestic chores. Knowing that, I can’t help but feel so proud for her.

Reading this book was so fun and I can’t count how many times I laughed my heart out. Highly recommended!

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