Skip to main content

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

4.4 out of 5
5 Stars
86 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
47 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
15 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
1 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
1 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • Delightful life-swap romantic comedy

    Leena Cotton is a stressed executive, living in Shoreditch, working all hours, until she has a meltdown/panic attack at a client pitch and is ordered to take a two month sabbatical. Leena's grandmother Eileen lives in a small village in Yorkshire, her husband left her for another woman, and she is feeling stifled and unfulfilled in her life of Neighbourhood Watch, May Day celebrations and other minutiae of village life. Even worse, there are no eligible men for her, all the men in the village are too old, too boring, too right-wing, or her sworn enemy. After bemoaning their fates Leena and Eileen decide to swap lives, Leena will move to Yorkshire and Eileen will move to London for two months, Eileen also hopes that this will give Leena and her mother Marian a chance to reconnect as the two of them have been at loggerheads for over a year. Laugh as a nosey Yorkshire grandmother moves into a trendy warehouse conversion in Shoreditch, flat-sharing with a very pregnant, unmarried lesbian and a single guy. Of course she sorts everyone out and manages to meet all of Leena's neighbours, something Leena has never done. Oh, and Eileen discovers internet dating and friends-with-benefits arrangements. Meanwhile, Leena is discovering the joys of rural village life, fetes, fierce rivalry with neighbouring villages, gossips, Easter egg hunts and trying to organise the May Day event. I requested this ARC ages ago, kept putting it off but as soon as I started this I could barely put it down, sweet, funny, charming, and even sad at times, I was fully invested in both Eileen and Leena's new lives. Highly recommended romance and laughs. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    4 person found this review helpful

    4 people found this review helpful

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Even better than The Flatshare

    Don't get me wrong , I loved the Flatshare - it was a lovely and fresh romcom - but The Switch is even better! I laughed out loud so many times, loved all the characters and really enjoyed half of the cast being older than typical characers in a story like this. It was sweet, sad, sensitive and sassy, a feel-good read deffo worth your time (and it's fair to say I struggled to put it down).

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winning personalities

    Beth O’Leary is so good at writing strong characters and the simplicity of this storyline combined with Leena and Eileen’s strong personalities is another winning combination. The similarities between the two contrasted with the differing ways they approach things makes for a fabulous read, both are very likeable characters and the impact they both have in their ‘switched’ lives so gently written it’s very believable. There’s a lovely host of characters in both the Shoreditch and Hamleigh locations and the way both Leena and Eileen interact with both works so very well. This is a gorgeous warm-hearted read, very relaxing but also incredibly absorbing.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart warmingly different

    This book was lovely. I am very close with my grandma and I have not once read a book that so perfectly depicts the beautiful unique realtionship between a grandmother amd granddaughter. Beth O'Leary keep the great books coming.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The switch

    This book is brilliant and it's lovely to read a book with such a wonderful older character in it.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID