Workaholic lawyer Samantha Sweeting has made a huge mistake which could cost the company millions and nix her upcoming partnership in the firm. Upset and confused, she walks out of the office, boards a train and ends up in a small village, where she stops to ask directions. In a classic case of mistaken identity the owners of the house believe she's come to apply as housekeeper. Since Samantha thinks she will not be staying she makes outrageous claims about her housekeeping and cooking skills. In reality she has never cooked and has no idea how to iron or even sew on a button.
While her friends, pushy mother, and employers try to get her to come back and face the debacle she decides to make the best of her new position and stay. After several narrowly averted domestic disasters, the hunky gardener and his mother help her achieve domestic goddess status and find a measure of peace--at least until her job catches up with her!
Fans of Katie Fforde and other British romance authors should check this one out. Those who like Kinsella's Shopaholic series will also enjoy this romance. The appeal is in the characters and what will happen next.