After reading all these YA contemporaries, I was craving some Sophie Kinsella. I recently bought three Sophie Kinsella books at the same time. I am probably going to read the one left soon enough. But first let’s see what I think about this one. This book was hilarious, but it didn’t meet my expectations. Among all her other books, I think I liked this and Finding Audrey the least. But that doesn’t mean it was bad. It was still sweet and happy and beautiful. Its just that it wasn’t the best.
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll 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, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer; and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope – and finds love – is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does – will she want it back?
The thing about Sophie Kinsella books is that they pull you in right from the start. They make you laugh and they make your heart happy. And this book did all those things. As I mentioned before, this book was hilarious. I laughed out loud in so many places and that’s a big plus point. For example:
“Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something.
Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.”
“Great. Just great. One glimpse of his body and I have a full-blown crush.
I honestly thought I was a bit deeper than that.”
And there are many more lines like these throughout the book!
Another thing that I liked very much about this book and about all her books in general, is that even though the characters look crazy, they are all headstrong women who are smart enough to know what they want. Her books are incredibly feminist and its good to see that in chick-lits. Also, in this book, Nathaniel was not that important. Samantha and her journey was important. There are so many little elements in this book that are unique. When I put down the book and thought the story through, I realized how unique this book is when compared to other books of the same genre. Its not stupid and unrealistic. Her characters are extremely relatable and nice, which is always a nice change.
The things that I didn’t like in this book was that apart from Samantha, there was no one else I was remotely interested about. I didn’t like Nathaniel all that much and I didn’t really care. I liked Samantha because she was funny. And even though I liked Iris, I didn’t like her as much as I wanted too. None of the the characters were just good enough for me. As a result, I didn’t feel enough about the story. These are my complaints about this book.
So, that’s all! I will recommend this book if you want an overall happy book that is easy to read and that will make you laugh. Have you read this book yet? If so, did you like it? Or did you not? Please tell me in the comments! Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then.
My rating- 3.25/5.
My Goodreads rating- 3/5.