The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I only recently started reading Sophie Kinsella's books. Her books move along smoothly, and at the end of the read, you feel good. This one is no exception.
Samantha Sweeting is a lawyer at a leading firm in London. She has built up a solid reputation with hard work and intellect. Her days are long and there is little or no personal life - a price to be paid for corporate success. Just when she is about to become a partner in the firm, it seems she has made a disastrous mistake. Once she realizes this, she just takes off from the place, distraught and stressed. As she wanders, she is mistaken for an applicant for a housekeeping job which she accepts.
Her new life as a housekeeper seems to bring alive aspects of her life and personality which she has never had a chance to explore. Time seems to slow down and she discovers more of life which really matters - including love.
The book addresses a great subject and the turmoil Samantha goes through is not different from what many in stressful jobs face. And yet the book only skims the surface of true emotions, content with generics.
Overall a book you can relax with, but keep your expectations to that.
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