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Book Review – The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: ChickLit
Pages: 400
Published: April 25, 2006 by Dial Press Trade Paperback
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Sypnosis:

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?

Review:

Hi there! I know, I know. Haha, I am super late on posting my review for this book. Well, I’ve been to a lot of uhm…problems? Yeah, I’ve been dealing with some family including a “little” work problems lately so my mood for reading and even posting a review was shut off.

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 the book mentioned 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 able to read The Undomestic Goddess.

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 (female lead) will fall in love.  And you know me, I’m a trying hard seer, so I’ve come up my own version on how will she able to find his man. And guess what? Well, I didn’t guessed it right. Haha, given my history of guessing game, this isn’t a surprise.

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. Haha, workaholism? See?! See how Samantha’s workaholic nature made me invent a word? Haha. I can’t help but sweat a lot reading Samantha’s workload. So I guess I have to re-examine my evaluation towards lawyers eh?

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 having a family like them that leads to what she is now. I think that’s also the main reason why she’s currently in the situation she is right now. Oops, I guess I’ve been reviewing Samantha’s life rather than reviewing this book eh? Haha

I can’t totally say that I enjoyed this book a lot, one of the main reason was that I was faced with a family crisis and guess what? I was sick! Yeah, how lucky could I get eh? But because of my bookaholic nature that even if I am encountering a terrible headache, my hands was terribly itchy until I’ve got my hold in this book. I guess that’s a good sign that this book is a great read eh? So you can’t really say that it was because of this story that I wasn’t able to enjoy it, but it was because of health matters. No worries, I’m fine now, though I’m still having some mild colds which I assume will be gone in a few days.

As mentioned above, I’ve had some speculations about this story, but to my surprised (like as if I didn’t expected that haha) it didn’t happen, even the smallest possible portion of my speculation didn’t came true. See? That’s how unpredictable this story is.

The plot was beautifully crafted and the lines and scenes we’re 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; the only thing I don’t like was this guy who’s name was Guy. What a name eh? Wanna know why? Well, I don’t want to spoil my mood so I’m not gonna tell hah! What’s also great about this book is that it doesn’t have overwhelming number of characters so they can all easily be tracked.

I know I said that I like this book, but I have one thing that I like the least here. There were some words in this story that needs to be consulted to my bff, Meriam D. But so far, it didn’t destroyed the whole story.

And lastly, I totally fell in love with the ending. It wasn’t that flashy like some other story but the scene was simple yet 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.

This book is fun and I can’t count how many times I laughed my heart out. This is highly recommended so what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest book store and grab a copy of this book. And oh, please don’t forget to come back and tell me how it goes. *wink

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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