Read: 12 December 2012 (originally 2008)
Why: I loved Sophie Kinsella’s shopaholic series
Rating: 5 stars
Brief synopsis: Samantha Sweeting is high flying lawyer with the working hours and lack social life to prove it. Her life ambition of becoming a partner is ruined instantly when she makes a mistake costing a client £50 million. When she stumbles out of the office and onto a train, Samantha finds herself working as a housekeeper in The Cotswolds despite being barely able to cook toast! With the help of Nathaniel and Iris, Samantha comes to terms with her new role but when she uncovers a legal discrepany she is torn between the two jobs. Which will she choose?
What I thought: Another fantastic book by Sophie Kinsella. A great story with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed. Its funny, sad and heartwarming and I’m sure a lot of women will relate to Samantha’s struggle – home life or career? I loved all of the characters by particularly Trish & Eddie – I kept picturing them as Bridget Jones’ mother and Uncle Geoffrey from the movie!
“By the end, we’d honed our routine to about six minutes, which would have been quite handy if we were billing each other. (Although obviously we weren’t.) He would make me come – and I would make him come. And then we’d check our emails.”