Book Review: The Switch


The last book I read was about the Vietnam War, so I opted for something a little less daunting and a lot more fun this time around.  I just finished reading a delightful book titled The Switch by UK author, Beth O’Leary. I breezed through it with a smile on my face; it’s a quirky, feel good book and I highly recommend it. Here’s a quick synopsis:

When London-based 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 men. Once Leena learns of Eileen’s romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap.

What results is a sweet—albeit predictable—romantic comedy. Grandma sets up an online dating profile and has a torrid love affair (she’s 79 years old…the images that came to my mind were a little disturbing if I’m being honest), and granddaughter experiences a love of a different sort.

We’re not talking fine literature here, but I enjoyed this diversion from my usual fare.

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