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The Switch
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The Switch
A Novel
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A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in The Switch, a charming, romantic novel by Beth O'Leary, who has been hailed as "the new Jojo Moyes" (Cosmopolitan UK)...
When 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 long-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 gentlemen.
So they decide to try a two-month swap.
Eileen will live in London and look for love. She'll take Leena's flat, and learn all about casual dating, swiping right, and city neighbors. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire: Eileen's sweet cottage and garden, her idyllic, quiet village, and her little neighborhood projects.
But stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Will swapping lives help Eileen and Leena find themselves...and maybe even find true love? In Beth O'Leary's The Switch, it's never too late to change everything....or to find yourself.

A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in The Switch, a charming, romantic novel by Beth O'Leary, who has been hailed as "the new Jojo Moyes" (Cosmopolitan UK)...
When 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 long-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 gentlemen.
So they decide to try a two-month swap.
Eileen will live in London and look for love. She'll take Leena's flat, and learn all about casual dating, swiping right, and city neighbors. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire: Eileen's sweet cottage and garden, her idyllic, quiet village, and her little neighborhood projects.
But stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Will swapping lives help Eileen and Leena find themselves...and maybe even find true love? In Beth O'Leary's The Switch, it's never too late to change everything....or to find yourself.

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  • Beth O'Leary worked in children's publishing before becoming a full-time author. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling novel The Flatshare, which has been translated into more than thirty languages.
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    Starred review from May 15, 2020
    Fans of Linda Holmes' Evvie Drake Starts Over (2019) or Jen DeLuca's Well Met (2019) will delight in O'Leary's latest (after The Flatshare, 2019). Leena Cotton, working nonstop to avoid dealing with her sister's recent death, is forced to take a two-month vacation after a disastrous client presentation. Flailing, she visits her grandmother, Eileen, in the Yorkshire Dales. Eileen is taking the opposite approach to tragedy?her husband left her for a dance instructor, which may not be as much of a tragedy as she originally thought?and is devising a plan to bring love back into her life. The two decide a change of scenery is needed and proceed to switch homes, Eileen moving to Leena's London apartment and Leena to Eileen's country house. Startled by the contrast in lifestyles, Leena and Eileen tackle new challenges with surprising results. The Switch brilliantly encompasses all the humor and whimsy of The Flatshare while delving into emotional topics like grief and the importance of watching out for neighbors. Charismatic Eileen stands out as the star of this witty, joyful show, illustrating that mature women need love, too.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

  • Kirkus, starred review "[A] cozy, hopeful escape that will make readers laugh, cry, or feel inspired."
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