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The Undomestic Goddess: A Novel (edició 2006)

de Sophie Kinsella (Autor)

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Fiction. Literature. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. Shes made a mistake so huge, itll 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, shes mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea theyve hired a lawyerand Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She cant sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to copeand finds loveis a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it doeswill she want it back?
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Membre:Robinsonstef
Títol:The Undomestic Goddess: A Novel
Autors:Sophie Kinsella (Autor)
Informació:Dial Press Trade Paperback (2006), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
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Valoració:****
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The Undomestic Goddess de Sophie Kinsella

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Synopsis: Samantha is a lawyer in her prime who is about to make partner when she finds a paper on her desk that makes her run away. Confused and afraid she stops at a house in a small town to ask for water and assistance and is mistaken for an applicant for housekeeper. She accepts the position though she knows nothing about housekeeping then antics ensue.

My rating:
4 out of 5

I really enjoy this author and her writing which is part of the reason I was able to enjoy this book as much as I did. The comedy is fun and the romance sucked me in. That said, this book is a wild ride and it is extremely necessary to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy this book.

This book has excellent humor as Samantha learns to navigate the cooking and cleaning she has never done before with the help of a kind-hearted mentor. I loved the mistakes she made early on and it was pretty relatable at times (I have totally accidentally dyed clothes by washing colors with whites).

I had an issue with this book being heavy handed in it's messaging almost to the point of feeling stereotypical. Busy life in the big city is bad. Slower life in the small town is good. Obsession with work is bad. Life balance is good.

I don't necessarily have a problem with the core message of this book which seems to be that a career isn't everything and shouldn't take over your life but at the same time I think the book views everything from a very black and white lens. Samantha can either be a lawyer or a domestic. The book doesn't offer many options for middle ground. Similarly, it more or less ignores the fact that the salary for a lawyer and for a domestic worker are different. In fact, it ignores a lot of things and just hand waves away anything that isn't convenient for the story.

My other major issue with this book was the ending. I felt like we needed an epilogue or something more than it gave. There was not as much resolution as I needed to feel satisfied with the book.

I think this book is a good time as long as you can treat it as a comedy that is super unrealistic and force yourself not to ask too many questions. ( )
  authorjanebnight | Dec 19, 2023 |
Pure chicklit. Easy to read and somewhat funny - if not entirely cliche and predictable. The romance was pretty typical. I didn't really like Samantha. She annoyed me - for someone so smart she seemed rather idiotic. I mean I get not being able to cook but some of her domestic abilities are a bit farfetched. If she can google herself, surely she's capable of googling how to. Apart from that she was just so indecisive. I can't stand indecision. A little bit sure, a whole book of it? No. It just frustrates me to read.

Overall typical chicklit. If you love this sort of read then it'll be right up your alley. If chicklit is more of an occasional genre for you - then this is not the book to pick. ( )
  funstm | Jul 1, 2023 |
Me llamo Samantha, tengo veintinueve años y en mi vida he horneado un pastel. Tampoco sé poner una lavadora y mucho menos coser un botón. Lo que sí sé es modificar un contrato financiero y ahorrarle a mi cliente treinta millones de libras.
Emprendedora y eficiente abogada de la City londinense, Samantha no sólo adora su trabajo sino que vive para él. Adicta al estrés y la presión extrema, ha llegado hasta el punto de enviar y recibir emails durante las sesiones de relajamiento con su terapeuta. La adrenalina es su combustible y convertirse en socia de un prestigioso bufete su objetivo declarado. ¡Qué menos! Y cuando está a punto de conseguirlo surge la catástrofe en forma de un error, pero no un simple error, sino un error garrafal que cae sobre su persona como un meteorito. ¡Madre mía, trágame tierra! ¿Qué hacer? Pues huir, huir lo antes y lo más lejos posible, y tan lejos que en su ofuscación acaba ocupando el puesto de ama de llaves en una aristocrática mansión. Ni ella misma se lo cree... ¿Cómo puede haberle ocurrido? ¿Ha sido su culpa o tal vez alguien...? Tiempo habrá para analizar lo sucedido, puesto que antes hay que salir del infierno doméstico en que se ha metido: lavadoras, plancha, infinidad de cacharros y utensilios, y una amplia cocina le reclaman demostrar sus presuntas habilidades. ¿Logrará Samantha triunfar en su nuevo e inaudito oficio? ¿Llegará algún día a ser la reina de la casa?
  Natt90 | Feb 24, 2023 |
Una partenza lenta e una prima parte decisamente troppo lunga ma, come già per altri, il libro superato, lo scoglio iniziale, si riprende e la storia scorre veloce e piacevole. ( )
  Raffaella10 | Jan 28, 2023 |
~silly and fully predictable yet entertaining

~possibly the best Kinsella novel I've read so far

~loved the humor, even though I constantly felt a creeping secondhand embarassment on behalf of our protagonist

~I cringed hard when she failed to even make sandwiches, and that Paris Hilton reality show, Simple Life, came to mind *shudder*

~did we really need another career oriented woman as an antagonist to make the protagonist seem sympathetic? it's one of the few times she already was

~at the end it gave me serious telenovella vibes


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  Silenostar | Dec 7, 2022 |
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Fiction. Literature. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. Shes made a mistake so huge, itll 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, shes mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea theyve hired a lawyerand Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She cant sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to copeand finds loveis a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it doeswill she want it back?

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