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Samantha Sweeting happens to be a workaholic lawyer who is about to be named partner of her law firm. Highly competent but stressed-out Samantha makes an error that causes her firm one million Pounds. This unfortunate news is revealed on the day of her promotion. She rushes out of the office and gets on the first train at the station. She finally calms down and gets off near the Geiger Residence to ask for directions. A short interview and a series of lies later, she is appointed as a housekeeper at the Residence. Little do they know that they've just hired a high-powered lawyer with an IQ of 158. Samantha, who is completely ignorant of household chores, must now learn how to mend, sew, cook, iron and clean. And she manages to excel at all that in 3 weeks, but not without causing trouble. There is an incident with the washing machine, while setting up the ironing board, and a disaster when she's trying to make a cordon bleu dinner. Eventually, she finds herself liking her new life. She also falls in love and learns about friendship and heartache.
During her stay, she happens to meet many new endearing characters and faces a number of chance occurrences, all vividly described by the author. Now will she continue to live her peaceful life at Geiger Residence or return to her stressful career of being a lawyer?
The Undomestic Goddess falls under the category of 'chick-lit' and was published in 2006.
About Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella happens to be the pen name of English chick-lit author, Madeleine Sophie Wickham.
Kinsella is best known for her Shopaholic series of novels that describe Becky Bloomwood's addiction to shopping and the resulting trouble she gets into thereafter. Her other books include Swimming Pool Sunday, Sleeping Arrangements, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, A Desirable Residence, The Tennis Party and Cocktails for Three. Her standalone set of novels include Can You Keep A Secret?, Remember Me, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number and Wedding Night.
Sophie Kinsella studied music at New College, Oxford but switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics a year later. She began her career as a financial journalist and at 24, wrote her first novel, The Tennis Party, under her real name. Can You Keep a Secret? was her first book as Kinsella. She currently resides in London with her husband Henry Wickham and 4 children