“Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the big picture, or know where you’re heading. Sometimes, it’s enough just to know what you’re going to do next.”
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?
I hit a bit of a slump in the middle of July. Of all the books I started, nothing was really making me want to continue reading. One day, I ended up in the second-hand bookstore and there I found a couple of romance novels, among which The Undomestic Goddess.
Having never read anything by Sophie Kinsella before, I had absolutely no expectations going into this story. It took off at breakneck speed and I fell deeply in love. This book was SO RELATABLE. From that feeling of always needing to be ‘on’ and available to not being able to make your brain shut up during a massage (seriously, how do you even do that? I just can’t stop thinking random things.) or panicking when you’re not sure what it is you need to do next in your life, being afraid to make the wrong decision. This book was so me. It was a relief to read a book and feel so understood.
It’s funny, sweet and romantic, I guess that’s Sophie Kinsella in a nutshell?
Let me know which of her books I need to pick up next!