Author: Sophie Kinsella
Summary: (From the back) 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?
My Rating: 7.5 - 8/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: To be truthful I wasn't sure how much I'd like the book. I've always seen the shopaholic series and it never caught my interest. I picked this book up in the store, and read the back and started laughing. I brought it home and I couldn't put it down. This isn't a amazing blow you away story, instead it is the perfect summer read. Sit outside under a tree or buy the pool and relax. This book had me laughing non-stop. It's why I enjoyed it so much. The story is great, it's a little cliche and predictable, but you forget it with Kinsella's sense of humour, you really grow to like the main character as you follow her through her attempts at house keeping.
Would I recommend it to read: Again, it isn't a book that will blow you away, but if you're looking for something funny, or a chick list, something to kick back and relax, or just a nice summer read, while you sit by the pool with a cool drink, the read this book.
What to read next: I haven't read anything else by the author, I've heard "Can you keep a Secret?" is good by her (Kinsella). But if your looking for something funny and chick-litish the anything by Marian Keyes will do.