Valentine’s Day Tie-In Review

As a Valentine’s Day tie-in we have a review from Wendy Morris, a reader of our blog and a close friend, who has kindly done a guest post for us on Sophie Kinsella’s ‘The Undomestic Goddess’.  This review complements the review of Louise Wise’s The Fall of the Misanthrope which can be found at and Louise Wise’s own post on her writing experience which can be found at We would like to thank Louise and Wendy for their time and effort. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!


The Undomestic GoddessI’m a big fan of Sophie Kinsella books but this one for some reason was a bit harder to get to grips with than some of the others I’ve read of hers. It’s a bit of a slow starter in that the build up to the disaster which leads our heroine in the book (Samantha) to leave her old life to start afresh seems a bit too dragged out and I’ll admit that at one point I wondered whether to bother finishing reading the book at all as the storyline started to get boring. It wasn’t until midway through the book that you could feel any kind of attachment with the lead character but once I did BOOM. The book had me hooked and I didn’t want to put it down.

It goes a bit down the Cinderella line with Samantha practically turning into a skivvy working for a well off but kind couple who confuse her for a domestic help but of course she then meets her Prince Charming in the end. The ending I’ll admit after all the build up to it was a bit feeble and I kind of expected better but all in all it was ok. So for this book I would give it 3 out of 5 and anyone who decides to read it just keep with it.
Reviewed by Wendy Morris