The family that Samantha move in with are just the right side of crazy. I was holding my breath that when the truth came out at the end of the story they wouldn't throw her out. This book has a lovely chunk of romance in it but mostly it's about a girl who's lost her way in life; and I think we've all been there at some point haven't we.
All in all this is a fun, light-hearted and very easy to read book. Perfect for when you need some heart-warming entertainment.
The back page blurb:
Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership.She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day... she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it'll wreck her career.
She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - Samantha has no idea how to work the oven.
Disaster ensues. It's chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine...the ironing board...and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner.But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way.
Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
Title: The Undomestic Goddess
Author: Sophie Kinsella