Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Undomestic Goddess

There are many many reasons why I love the blogging world. One of them is the ability to connect with others.

Two weeks ago, I posted a review of Sophie Kinsella’s book Confession of a Shopaholic. I mentioned that while I enjoyed it, it also stressed me out. I was surprised because I knew so many people who love the Shopaholic series, so why didn’t I.

I had given up on Sophie Kinsella until a reader commented this:


Knowing that I did really like Sophie’s writing style, I placed holds on both books Sarah recommended and hoped for the best.

A little over a week later, I walked out of my local library with The Undomestic Goddess in my hands. It took me a few days and about 50 pages to get into the book, but once I did I could not put it down. I read the next 350 pages in 4 days! I could not put the book down, reading it as soon as I got home from work as well as well past my bed time.


Samantha, the main character, has a very different obsession than Rebecca from the Shopaholic series. She is motivated, works hard and has her eyes set on one thing; becoming a partner at London’s top law firm. Minutes before the partnership decision is made, Samantha learn she has made a huge mistake and leaves in a frazzle. Only hours later does she find herself in the English countryside working as a housekeeper and finally learns to slow down.

The plot of this novel is anywhere from plausible, but it is a cute story that teaches us that life should not always be lived in the fast lane. I may not be the biggest Shopaholic fan, but this book showed me I can still be a Sophie Kinsella fan.

Which author have you given a second chance and were glad that you did?