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The Switch Eileen is sick of being Leena s tired of life in her twentiesMaybe it s time they swapped placesWhen overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen s house for some overdue rest Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty She d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn t offer many eligible gentlemenOnce Leena learns of Eileen s romantic predicament, she proposes a solution a two month swap Eileen can live in London and look for love Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another s shoes proves difficult than either of them expectedLeena learns that a long distance relationship isn t as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect and distractingly handsome school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought


About the Author: Beth O'Leary

Beth studied English at university before going into children s publishing She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being within reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.You ll usually find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers whatever the weather.



10 thoughts on “The Switch

  1. says:

    Beth O Leary proves that her brilliant debut The Flatshire was no fluke with this smashing follow up, the perfect reading material for our anxious and self isolated times 79 year old Eileen Cotton s husband, Wade has recently left her for a dance instructor, and for the tree climbing Eileen, she is far from addled, she is searching for sex, love and another man Living in the Yorkshire Dales and the tiny village


  2. says:

    this is exactly the kind of wholesome, endearing, and sweet content everyone needs in their lives right now so it makes me so sad that i didnt love this as much as i wanted to, but its definitely not the books fault i just wasnt in the mood for such a slow, character driven novel the entire story is explained in the synopsis nothing new is given to the reader, everything that happens is mentioned in the blurb so there


  3. says:

    From this day forward, I should only read about elderly people.Yes, I am only 22, and no, I do not enjoy the real life opinions or habits of our society s most aged individuals, but I am tired of the antics of young people.This book, for example, follows a grandma grandkid duo who swap lives, and I ran out of energy for the younger half of the cast on approximately page 7 Which is unfortunate, because Leena the aforementioned


  4. says:

    This review is up on my blog Guess who needs to stop hyping herself up for books that she thinks are going to blow her away just like the authors previous book Spoiler alert It s ME I m talking about this fool over here Find Me Ko Fi Blog Instagram Twitter__Buddy reading with Ameerah and May _____I thought this was going to be like a Freaky Friday movie body switch And then I reread the blurb and realised it s a place swap not a body


  5. says:

    Last year Jan 2019 I had the good fortune of reading Beth O Leary s debut novel, The Flatshare, as an ARC from NetGalley and it was a book that really gave me great hope in her abilities as a writer because she managed to find a fresh and unique spin on the romantic dramedy genre of fictionAnd with this new novel The Switch she has once again shown that she is a brilliant storyteller in this area I loved this book Utterly loved it It gave me


  6. says:

    in 5 words a pure and utter delightin decidedlythan 5 wordsGrandma what if we swapped What if I came up and looked after all your projects and you had my flat in Shoreditch and I stayed here the Switch follows 29 year old Leena and 79 year old Eilleen, who after a botched presentation at work and a wish to try something new, decide to swap lives Overachiever and constant do er, Leena gets the chance to slow down and enjoy country life, and Eileen is


  7. says:

    This is delightful, heartwarming, poignant, beautiful novel with different likable narrators heroines grandma and granddaughter I have to admit I wasn t a great fan of Flatshare It was good written story, both in my opinion the characters and the progression of their romantic involvement failed me during my reading So I have second thoughts when I decided to try another novel of the same author but surprisingly this book worked so much better for me because


  8. says:

    So this wasn t as good as the flatshare i m kind of disappointed but at the same time, not This wasn t a bad book by any means, it had some really cute moment but I just felt like it was majorly underdeveloped The story follows twenty something year old leena and her seventy nine year old grandmother, eileen Both of them need a change and so they switch lives for 2 months hardworking, over achieving Leena needs a break and feisty Eileen is looking for adventure The


  9. says:

    Simply Gorgeous and Uplifting Last year I gushed over The Flatshare, well in my opinion Beth O Leary has exceeded my expectations evenwith The Switch, and believe me I m going to be spending the remainder of the year and longer raving about this beautiful, heartwarming book, and recommending it to every reader I encounter.When wound tight, workaholic Leena Cotton experiences a panic attack during a big presentation her company orders her to take two months leave Dreading th


  10. says:

    Oh I loved it so much I have so much LOVE for this book After reading The Flat Share last year, The Switch was one of my most anticipated reads for 2020 and I certainly was not disappointed It is a beautiful story, with lovely characters and settings and I really couldn t get enough.Now you might think that a swap between a 29 year old and a 79 year old is ridiculous but you have not met Eileen She is a newly single women, since he husband walked out on her, and she lives with her


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