The Switch by Beth O’Leary – Review

Just put this on my reading list although I don’t think my LA daughter would want to switch locals with me.

Books for the Living

The Switch by Beth O’Leary
Quercus (UK) / April 16, 2020
Flatiron Books (US) / August 18, 2020
Fiction, Contemporary
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Synopsis:

Eileen is sick of being 79.
Leena’s tired of life in her twenties.
Maybe it’s time they swapped places…

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 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.

Once 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…

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