Sophia Kinsella's 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.