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The Switch Up explained The Switch Up, review The Switch Up, trailer The Switch Up, box office The Switch Up, analysis The Switch Up, The Switch Up b696 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

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Switch Up
  • Beth O'Leary
  • 18 January 2018
  • 9781250769862

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 Up

  1. 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 all the feels I could ever have hoped for and I genuinely squeaked with joy when I closed my kindle on the last page It s rare that a writer comes along that knows how to marry memorable characters with a warm, inviting storyline and that also knows how to sprinkle it with the right touch of both bittersweet emotion and romance But that s exactly what I got from The Switch.I completely lost myself in this book I giggled like a little schoolgirl, I brushed away delicate tears I just loved it Utter feel good central The premise follows a grandmother, Eileen Cotton and her granddaughter Leena who agree to swap lives for a number of months Seventy something year old Eileen needs to jazz up her life and find a new love after splitting from her difficult husband Wade So she comes to London and moves into her granddaughter Leena s flat complete with her flatmates Fitz and heavily pregnant Martha Leena s best friend Bee also becomes besties with Eileen and together with this cast of characters Eileen gets involved in the world of online dating, but importantly, she brings the sense of community she had in her Yorkshire village to London and makes it her mission to bring together isolated older Londoners to form a little club of sorts This might sound a little like something you ve read before but honestly it s the characters that make this book In Eileen Cotton O Leary has created a most lively and charming character She has this wonderful sparkle and joie de vivre that practically bounces off the page and I was 100% invested in her storyline Definitely going to feature in my list of favourite fictional characters of 2020 for sure So while Eileen is off living in London her granddaughter Leena moves into her home in her small village in the Yorkshire Dales Leena is on an enforced sabbatical from her job and to help take her mind off this, her grandmother has left a long list of errands and activities that she needs to take part in Including walking local hottie Jackson s exuberant dog Hank, getting involved in the neighbourhood watch with the most wonderful array of eccentric pensioners including my fav Basil and Eileen s best friend Betsy, and helping to organise the annual village May Day celebrations But my fav interactions on Leena s side of the story were her getting to know grumpy Arthur next doorgosh I loved that crotchety old timer But the real emotional centre point of the story comes from the absence that Leena feels in her life due to the death of her sister Carla from cancer prior to the novel s start point The grief and anger that stems from this loss is what has driven Leena to burning the candle at both ends at work and has also put an enormous wedge into the relationship she has with her mother Marian who also lives in this Yorkshire village This in turn has deeply affected Eileen who hates to see her daughter and granddaughter not getting along Once or twice this part of the story bordered on a little too much melodrama but it also served to ground the novel and was the real measure of how far Leena had become a different person since her sister s illness and death And it was through this storyline that Leena experienced growth of character and ultimately gave this novel an incredibly satisfying endpoint.There were a lot of other plot lines running through the novel that made the whole storyline of these two women very entertaining, and kept me turning those pages as quickly as I could These other plot lines also imbued the book with a real sense of community as so many of the side characters were involved in these minor storylines I thoroughly enjoyed this read and am rating it four and a half stars rounded up to five After this I really can t wait to read Beth O Leary s next novel She has 100% just become an auto buy author for me An e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher, Quercus, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review For reviews and book related chat check out my blog

  2. says:

    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 swap face palms That s what I get for skimming through blurbs _____My review of

  3. says:

    Thank you to Hachette Australia for this ARCRelease Date 28 April 2020

  4. says:

    Oh man, what to say about this book I guess I should start by mentioning that I gave it the highest honor I read it with my eyeballs lol I do audiobooks It s reeeeeally hard for me to get to a paperback I just blew through this.The world is light and charming and I particularly loved getting Eileen s POV in this It really kept the pages moving for me because I couldn t decide who I liked best, Leena or her grandmother, and I wanted to keep reading to get to their next chapters This is definitely a light read, but it still touches on deeper topics like grief and it s handled really beautifully I m so sad it s over

  5. says:

    So we have a The Holiday featuring Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, and Jude Law Esque scenario by an author already proven to craft unexpectedly marvelous stories of self discovery and romance And this comes out when

  6. says:

    This was such a heartwarming and uplifting novel I loved how Beth O Leary put her own unique spin on the trading places premise I don t think that I have ever read a novel with an older main character quite like Eileen Cotton She was hilarious and vivacious and I can only hope that I m half as entertaining when I m her age I loved that it was Eileen out there dating and really embracing life and its adventures It was a wonderful role reversal and contrast to her granddaughter, Leena The fish out of water trope is always a fun one, and I enjoyed seeing Leena come to appreciate the slower pace of life and embrace the residents of Hamleigh quirks and all Yes, the plot was fairly predictable and there is some drama towards the end, but O Leary s writing was wonderful and kept the story engaging and entertaining.There were many laugh out loud moments thanks to the incredible cast of secondary characters, but The Switch also discussed some very important issues as well I appreciated the care that O Leary took in addressing loneliness and isolation among older aging adults It s not a topic I often think of, so I liked how it was highlighted and integrated into the story O Leary also tackled grief, depression, domestic violence, death of loved ones, and infidelity compassionately and sensitively It was all balanced so well with the lighthearted moments and came together beautifully.There is some slow burn romance and romantic themes in The Switch, but the greater message of hope and healing for all three generations of Cotton women is what really stands out about this novel The love that Eileen, Marian, and Leena have for each other and their friends and family is the heart of the story The epilogue left me misty eyed and smiling ear to ear and I cannot wait to see what Beth O Leary writes next I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book

  7. says:

    Beth O Leary s The Flatshare was a huge hit with me and so The Switch out April 2020 is one of my most anticipated releases I read it during my Christmas break and it was the perfect choice warm, uplifting and totally different to anything else I ve read lately Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books. gifted Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review

  8. says:

    ARC kindly provided by Quercus Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thanks When I requested an ARC of The Switch I thought it had the potential to be brilliant or a total disaster I loved the author s first book and I was happy to find here some the things that I enjoyed so much in The Flatshare Mixing a heavily emotional story with lighter and often funny topics is a good choice here, and I think both are done skilfully My problem is that at some point the lighter topics took over the emotional and in my opinion interesting ones and the book lost a lot of its power in the second half I loved seeing the different grieving processes of all the Cotton women but at some point the book started to focus almost exclusively on Eileen and Leena s love lives, and there were so many background stories going on that I got a bit lost My second issue is that all stories are resolved too perfectly to feel real I understand the value of a feel good story, but the ending was downright cheesy and over the top So the result is far from a disaster, but not perfect either Still, this is a really good choice for a heartwarming read when in need of an uplifting book with a heavy side of romance.

  9. says:

    After falling in love with The Flatshare last year i was so excited when i saw Beth was writing a new book , i am so thankful to the publishers for sending me a lovely proof copy of The Switch and i adored it This is just of the cosy, funny, emotive and feel good fiction that we had from The Flatshare, this time with a Grandaughter and her Grandmother, trading places and lives for 2 months to see what they can learn and get out of a change of pace and people Firstly i just loved the premise, a trading places set up that delivers plenty of heartwarming moments, some giggles and a sprinkle of emotional times too This is everything i wanted from a follow up novel, and this just ticked all the boxes for me, i read this over a weekend and i just didn t want to put it down, i was so invested in these two womens lifes and i feel like i had a permanent smile on my face reading about them If you were a fan of The Flatshare as many, many, were then this is an absolute no brainer get it pre ordered so you can start reading it the day it comes out because you won t want to put it down once you start.

  10. says:

    I waited a whole year for this book And then it was all over in under six hours Hey Beth Where is book three please.I am offering this super mini review to entice you all because I KNOW a lot of you are patiently okay, not so patiently I m looking at you bringmybooks waiting to get your hands on a copy of Beth s new book and let me tell you something it will be worth the wait.I did not think that she would be able to top the incredible premise that was The Flat Share, but this book is just as brilliant I love how she creates these amazing strong FEMALE characters with amazing traits and personalities that we can relate to effortlessly.I will have, of course a much detailed review to offer closer to publication day but I will leave you with this Beth has come back bigger and better and this world that she has created on train commutes apparently is just as magical and wonderful as Tiffy and Leon s flat 6 hours that s all it took from start to finish Zubs

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