Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE SWITCH by Beth O’Leary


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE SWITCH by Beth O’Leary.  After loving O’Leary’s last novel, The Flatshare, I can’t wait to get my hands on her new one, which sounds like it’s going to be such a fun read.  I love that it features an older protagonist looking for a second chance at love, and I also love that it’s a grandmother-granddaughter story.

THE SWITCH by Beth O’Leary

Publication Date:  April 30, 2020


From Goodreads:

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?


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

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  1. RO
    RO says:

    I really love these type of stories, because it would cool to be able to do it in real life. It’s cool to see these kind of stories on television too. Hope you enjoy it! Hugs, RO

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I liked-didn’t-love The Flatshare but it was still an enjoyable read. I really like the premise of this one. It’ll be interesting to see if they both find what they’re looking for.

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