Sweet Trouble

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sophia Kinsella's Undomestic Goddess

I've seen Ms. Kinsella's books off and on for several years now, usually prominantly displayed. The title "Shopaholic and" whatever turned me off. I'm missing that particular girl-gene and thus the premise appealed not to me. Recently though, I saw a stand alone novel titled The Undomestic Goddess.

The book tells the tale of Samantha, a young lawyer and veritable rising star in her field who's life takes a complete u-turn. One Comedy of Errors later and she finds herself employed as a housekeeper, expected to know how to do everything from produce Cordon Blue style meals to removing stains from fancy clothes. Not to mention making the beds and cleaning the loo. Eventually the heroine finds a balance between her old life and then her new one, and in the process finds herself and true love.

Definitely "chick-lit" Undomestic Goddess is still an enjoyable story. Personally I felt empathy for Samantha...especially as she struggles to make meringue or figure out what the heck blanching is. The later is a struggle I've had in my own life recently as I learned to cook asparagus. In any case, I would reccomend Goddess, and if you like shopping more than I, give her more popular series a try. Kinsella's style is an enjoyable one.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:12 AM, Blogger Mahesh said…

    The great fantastic story. In today's life there are many Smanthas fighting for career but have no time to enjoy real life. Smantha caught in a dual mindset, whether career or true love and later on chooses to stay with her hero Nathanile and finds tru love is a real twist in the story.

    This story is a god chemistry! Rather I should say 'receipe'.
    Everyone should read this book.

     

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