The Switch

The Switch

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 online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected.

Leena 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?

Title:The Switch
Edition Language:English
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    The Switch Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Beth O'Leary proves that her brilliant debut The Flatshire was no fluke with this smashing follow up, the perfect reading material for our anxious and self isolated times. 79 year old Eileen Cotton's ...

  • jessica

    this is exactly the kind of wholesome, endearing, and sweet content everyone needs in their lives right now. so it makes me so sad that i didnt love this as much as i wanted to, but its definitely not...

  • ? A ?

    I absolutely loved the authors debut The Flatshare. I remember gobbling that book up in a day. While The Switch had the same easy and effortless-to-read writing — I never felt the same enthusiasm wh...

  • emma

    From this day forward, I should only read about elderly people.Yes, I am only 22, and no, I do not enjoy the real-life opinions or habits of our society’s most aged individuals, but I am tired of th...

  • Marilyn

    The Switch by Beth O'Leary, narrated by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Alison Steadman, is my second audio book by Macmillan Audio via NetGalley Shelf. My first book was glitchy so I wanted to give this metho...

  • Farrah

    Can I compare this book to my cat? I want to because both are warm, cuddly, and super adorable. I decided to read this specifically because I wanted a simple, feel-good story and it was perfect for th...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    After falling head over heels for The Flatshare last year, this was quite possibly my most anticipated book of 2020. I am so, so happy to report that this completely lived up to my expectations an...

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    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...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    It's only fitting that I review this wholesome and heart-warming love letter to Yorkshire on actual Yorkshire day, whilst drinking a cup of Yorkshire tea!Eileen is 79 and wants a change, and to start ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is delightful, heartwarming, poignant, beautiful novel with different likable narrators/heroines: grandma and granddaughter. I have to admit: I wasn’t a great fan of Flatshare. It was good writ...