These couple of weeks has been all about waiting for our baby arrival and getting ready for him (yes, it’s a boy!)…. and just generally tidying the house after our big move. But what I preferred is sitting, relaxing, knitting and reading. It was a good opportunity to pick up my next book to read: “The Undomestic Goddess”. My first thoughts about this book were “oh, so easy to read!”, then “the story line is a bit hard to believe” and finally “well, this could make a good chick-flick movie!”.
What I like about it? The feel good factor, only because it was no-brainer to read it. I did not find this book particularly smart or educating, but at least it was not too predictable so it did give me some enjoyment when reading it.
What I did not like about it? A lot of things to be honest. I thought some stuff sounded a bit lame in the story! I will give you some examples… First it’s a story about a lawyer, named Samantha who makes a mistake that ruins her career completely. She then all confused gets into the train and randomly arrives to a cottage house where she asks for the painkillers for her headache. The owners of the house presumes that she is a housekeeper and gives her a job, because Samantha tells them that she is trained at cordon bleu school (although she is clueless in cooking). Initially she struggles, but then she manages to order food from gourmet caterers to cover her back. Later she meets the gardener of their house who is the only person to realise that she can’t cook. The gardener (Nathaniel is his name) who feels sorry for her suggests his mum to teach her cooking. Samantha spends ONE day in Nathaniel’s mum’s kitchen and all of the sudden she cooks like a professional (what?). Samantha falls in love with Nathaniel who turns out hates lawyers and therefore she can’t tell him the whole truth (That’s just lame!).
Is it worth buying? I would say NO, unless you want to watch a chick-flick movie and for some reason you are unable. Even in this case I would not recomend buying, contact me instead and I will post it to you ;-). I hope you found my review of this book useful.