Samantha Sweeting, the 29-year-old heroine of Kinsella’s latest confection is on the verge of partnership at the prestigious London law firm Carter Spink—the Holy Grail of her entire workaholic life. But when she finds she has made a terrible, costly mistake just before the partnership decision, she’s terrified of being fired. In a fog, she stumbles out of the building and onto the nearest train, which drops her in the countryside, where she wanders to a stately home. The nouveau riche lady of the house mistakes her for the new housekeeper—and Samantha is too astonished to correct her. Numb and unable to face returning to London, Samantha tries to master the finer points of laundry, cooking and cleaning. She discovers that the slow life, her pompous but good-hearted employers and the attentions of the handsome gardener, Nathaniel, suit her just fine. But her past is hard to escape. (Publishers Weekly). Kinsella continues her move from chick lit to more romance oriented novels but remains true to the humor that makes us come back for more. 2005, 384 pages.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella