The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess 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

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 aWorkaholic 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 An unabridged production on 10 CDs approx 12 hours.

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  1. Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic The book s heroine, Becky Bloomwood a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money captured the hearts of readers worldwide Becky has since featured in seven further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan , Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic Sister, Shopaholic Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars and Shopaholic to the Rescue Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in 2009 with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy.Sophie has also written seven standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world Can You Keep A Secret , The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me , Twenties Girl, I ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life, which was a Choice Awards finalist for Best Fiction in 2017 In 2014 she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January 2018, Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me also published as Fairy Mom and Me.Sophie s latest novel, Surprise Me, published in February 2018, presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage its intricacies, comforts, and complications Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.Sophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of 24, whilst she was working as a financial journalist The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller She went on to publish six novels as Madeleine Wickham A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements.Sophie was born in London She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and family.Visit Sophie s Facebook page facebook SophieKinsellSeries Shopaholic

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  1. Sophie Kinsella strikes again Although most of her books deal with both the professional world and relationships, she has managed to make every story unique and immensely entertaining Although I didn t enjoy this novel quite as much as I ve Got Your Number, it still immediately sucked me in and wouldn t let me stop reading until I finished I think if I hadn t read this right after IGYN my favorite book by her , I would have given it a full 5 5 stars, but blame Sophie Kinsella for making her book [...]


  2. 4.25This was the first Sophie Kinsella book I ever read and it will remain my favourite My mum actually picked this up for me, because she liked the blurb on the back She would never read this sort of book she is into China Meavile, Dan Simmons and Stephen King Not the sort of stuff I read At first, I was hesitant, but I started reading this in the car on the way home and it was addictive I just could not stop this book is romantic, moving with just the right amount of funny it had a few of thos [...]


  3. As you d expect, the story is a sitcom come to life a work obsessed attorney loses her job in a dramatic way and then plunges alone into the countryside la Jane Eyre, only to wind up being taken in as a housekeeper by some nouveau riche couple The twist is get ready she doesn t know how to cook Or run a washing machine You can imagine the hilarity In fact, you have to imagine the hilarity, because there isn t much written for you That s not to say the book isn t entertaining It moves quickly, an [...]


  4. This story is about a 20 something, workaholic lawyer named Samantha Sam leaves her job after making a huge mistake that costs her firm millions of dollars She has put her whole life into this job, trying to become partner, and now it s over She has a major meltdown, and ends up miles from home in the middle of nowhere working as a maid to a family that doesn t know anything about her true identity She also doesn t know anything at all about being a maid as you can probably guess by the title Th [...]


  5. After reading several books by Kinsella, the only major complaint I have is that the endings are extremely unsatisfying She builds up the character development and story so, so well, only to have it all end just shy of the perfect HEA The first thought I usually have after finishing her books is, Wait, what That s it More than in Kinsella s other novels, this factor is impossible to ignore in The Undomestic Goddess Samantha comes a long way from being a lawyer zombie to a content housekeeper, bu [...]


  6. I keep reading Sophie Kinsella books because they re such a light, fast read and everything s so upbeat But I m also starting to get annoyed at how the main characters LIE SO MUCH Most of their problems would be gone if they could just tell the truth And the guys are always like oh that s totally fine nbd when everything comes out in the end Samantha loses 50 million in her job as a lawyer, so she flees to the countryside and accidentally gets a job as a housekeeper She somehow is unable to cook [...]


  7. I look along the endless line, squinting in the sunshine I m twenty nine years old I can go anywhere Do anything Be anyone I like There s no rush, I say at last, and reach up to kiss him again Excellent, funny, cute, sweet, romantic, funother great Kinsella book


  8. 1.5 stars SpoilersThe worst Kinsella book I ve read so far, it wasn t totally awful but it was pretty bad The story was even far fetched and the main character even daft than the other Kinsella heroines combined The heroine Samantha was meant to be an Oxbridge educated lawyer with years of experience in the best law firm in the country, yet somehow she read like a grade A idiot I don t know why authors bother giving their main characters high IQ s and super smart careers when they can only po [...]


  9. I must confess Sophie Kinsella replaced Sarah Dessen and Cecelia Ahern in my top authors I love how she writes I haven t tried the shopaholic series but I ve read her three books following that series which are, Remember Me , Can You Keep a Secret and The Undomestic Goddess All her characters are witty They are also serious parts but with the way she writes and the way her characters think are very light There s also a mixture of romance in her books which gives her all the reason to be my favo [...]


  10. I read Kinsella s Confessions of a Shopaholic last year and enjoyed it very much Since then, I haven t found the time to read her sequels, but recently, I picked up The Undomestic Goddess from the library and started reading Much to my surprise, I found her main characters to be quite similar they re both smart women with flighty thoughts who are put into extraordinary circumstances and come out better than anyone could have imagined Akin to Bridget Jones and all her wobbly bits As entertaining [...]


  11. This book is one of my favorites It s simply hilarious Smart, witty, and romantic.The switch from sharp lawyer to house maid is genius.In the plot there s also a hidden agenda that our heroine has to uncover and that keeps the reader on edge This is Kinsella at her best.Funny Quote My eye flicks to the figure quoted in bold under Weekly Salary It s slightly less than I charged per hour as a lawyer.


  12. I don t know, I guess I m not much of a Sophie Kinsella fan I ve read a couple of her Shopaholic books as well as this one, and they just annoy me Her characters are twits Even in this one, where the main character is an intelligent, well educated, about to become partner Lawyer she s still a twit I highly doubt I will subject myself to any further twittery and shall skip her books in the future.


  13. Actual rating 4.75What a great read I really loved this one No love triangles or weird romances Nathaniel is a new book boyfriend Loved the message in this book as well.


  14. True rating 3.5 starsSo lately, every book I pick up feels too heavy and serious and I just want a light hearted laugh So Haley recommended I read this book, which is exactly what I need Although I had a few problems with this book, I enjoyed it immensely.The undomestic Goddess follows a 29 year old Lawyer named Samantha, who from the age of 12 was so focused on her career and going to the next level, she forgot how to live Samantha is a workaholic, a perfectionist, so used to never making mista [...]


  15. Unlike Sophie Kinsella s Shopaholic series, Undomestic Goddess features a much less ditzy woman front and centre in this very light yet original book Although a bit dated written in 2006 with its Blackberry devices for texting, computers for email and cell phones for calls only, the story is filled with the typical Kinsella contentious creatures as well as those truly most admirable who either trip up our heroine Arden or offer her safe haven I needed a flight of fancy after reading a number of [...]


  16. This was the first Sophie Kinsella book I was really into The last few weren t bad, but the protagonists drove me nuts they were so annoying Samantha had me pulling my hair out in the beginning, but I grew to like her pretty quickly At first I was so frustrated about the whole lie about everything situation, but then it became hilarious I love the Geigers D a stupid bunch but they re awesome and I love them Nathaniel and his mom are amazing people Towards the end, I honestly had several differen [...]


  17. I was looking for some fluff, something with a sense of humor This wasn t it The book blurb makes it sound like fun The cutesy cover makes it look like fun The tone of the writing make it sound like fun I found no fun.I listened to 75 minutes of the 6.5 hour CD version of the book during that time I didn t find a character that I was remotely interested in, nor did I ever crack a smile even an inward one Seriously, if you re supposed to be clever, funny, or even mildly witty, don t you think you [...]


  18. 3.5 Stars 0 Not a laugh out loud type of funny novel for me, but this was surprisingly alot of funThere were a couple plot points that were a bit out there for me but it didn t really bother me too much Once the story started going and I got to know these characters , I fell in love A couple times I would look up from the novel and be surprised I was still sitting in the living room and not at the Geiger s Inn The pages fly by really fast but the story never suffers for it.Samantha s mother yees [...]



  19. My life has changed, and I m changing with it Samantha Sweeting is a workaholic She is one hell of an attorney She works all the time She never makes mistakes She came from the family of attorneys and all of them are terrific except her brother who died from nervous breakdown When was the last time she had a break Since before grade 7 What is her one true wish To become partner at Carter Spink Law firm How does she manages her tasks In six minutes.11 00 11 06 drafted contract for Project A11 06 [...]


  20. Know what I hate Snobs.Know what I hate even Book snobs The ones with Anna Karenina under their arms on the streets and a quote by Oscar Wilde on their yearbook who know Shakespeare s sonnets by heart Not that there s anything wrong with any of those, but there is when a snob firmly believes there s nothing to look for in literature nowadays Or when a snob believes a genre is deemed worthy than the other.I decided to start my review this way because there are the people who do not deem contemp [...]


  21. I m being generous with my stars I would really give this book like 2 1 2 stars I find the storyline hard to believe I don t see a high powered lawyer taking a housekeeping job One minute the character is a powerful well known lawyer, in the best law firm in the country, used to having control over others and the next she is curtseying to her new employers, cooking, cleaning and being dismissed after being given her new chores It was too much to believe Even though the author tried to make it b [...]



  22. I think Undomestic Goddess is my favorite of all Sophie Kinsella s books I ve read so far Although totally predictable, this book was a pleasure to read The main reason I enjoyed this book so much is probably because I can totally relate to Samantha She is a lawyer and workaholic She thinks that she will be happy after reaching the next step on the career ladder and all her hard work and sacrifices will pay off Only while working so hard towards her goal, she fails to enjoy her life A series of [...]


  23. This was so fun I really loved this book,it was funny yet serious,it was positive yet kind of sad because of what Sam had to go through.The characters are really good Sam is so charming and Natuh.The supporting characters are so funny,I love Sam s best friend,haha.Love how she view spoiler lied about Sam s birthday just so Sam can have a proper party hide spoiler.The story is very interesting and captivating.I just couldn t wait to find out what will Sam decide and how will everyone react when t [...]



  24. Samantha Sweeting is a stressed out workaholic attorney at the prestigious law firm of Carter Spink, she is desperately trying to become the firm s youngest partner In the blink of the eye it all changes.Samantha s work is normally flawless, but one costly mistake spells career suicide In utter shock Samantha flees her office, wandering the streets until she ends up on a train that leaves her in the middle of nowhere.Not really sure where she is Samantha spots a house, intending to ask for direc [...]


  25. Now I see what all the fuss is about over Sophie Kinsella Her books are unpredictable, frothy fun with great themes and hilarious moments thrown in the mix I really enjoyed this one, and I can t wait to read books by this lovely author.


  26. This is my first book by Sophie Kinsella and made me read and of her books The plot was interesting and some sort of funny The characters were good, but could have been better.


  27. The Undomestic Goddess was really funny I really though this was cute and the only reason I didn t give it five stars is that I wish we had seen of Samantha pushing back against her family and her so called profession up front The ending kind of faltered a bit to me, but all in all really enjoyed this book.Samantha Sweeting is on par to make partner at a law firm Though she doesn t have time to cook, clean, or have a relationship, she s finally ready to get the brass ring However, a mistake she [...]


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