Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Published by Dial Press Trade Paperback
April 25th 2006 :Paperback400 pages
Chick-Lit, Romantic Comedy
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?

WHY READ: I just finished a dystopian, suspense and thrilling books and I realized I need a break from all those types of genre. A complex killing novels. And thought of getting a light chick-Lit book. Especially, Its the love month. I looked up something romantic light read. So I ended up with Sophie Kinsella. This was my very first book I read from her. Just tried her out cause I know Sophie is one of the famous YA chick-lit authors now a days. 
WHAT I LIKE: I needed something light, some levity to my OVER active brain. This novel did a good job in providing that. Its a bit romantic but it still focuses on the fact that women these days or men rather are soooo into their work that they sometimes forget what it really means to live. I was reminded of that fact because of this book I still enjoy what I have. Give time to myself and live for myself. Basically that is the moral of this novel gives to its readers. Learning to appreciate small yet meaningful things. I adore women with strong, independent characteristics and it was the reason that I got sucked in to this. I was fond of the main character she was funny and most of the characters were entertaining, And ofcourse the whole situation the protagonist was in is a bit funny. 
WHAT DISAPPOINTED ME: Like I said light and simple read. PLUS very predictable outcome.
I was way I a head of this novel and yeah. Not that complex to predict what will happen next. 
I think that's what you get for reaching light and simple reads, huh?
I didn't know until now that this is the book cover. I got this in my Kindle and I never saw it in stores so at first, got no idea what the cover is but I find it cute. Well to tell you frankly most of Sophie Kinsella's book cover were cute and girly which I dont mind. They really can get a preppy girls attention.


I recommend this novel for young ADULTS. There are still very short and few explicit parts so watch out for that. I did enjoy it somehow but it was a predictable finishing. 

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