Thursday, November 12, 2020

My Thoughts: The Switch by Beth O'Leary (Audiobook)

The Switch
by Beth O'Leary
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Publication Date: August 18th 2020
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages: 330
Book ISBN: 9781250769862
Genre: Adult Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Audiobook Pub: Macmillan Audio
Audio Length: 10hrs 12min
Narrated By: Alison Steadman & Daisy Edgar-Jones
Audio ISBN: 9781250751850
Source: Own

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Eileen, newly single and about to turn eighty, would like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. Then in bustling London, Eileen's twentysomething, overachieving granddaughter Leena is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work.

Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen will live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will rest and take care of things in rural Yorkshire.

But trading places isn't as easy as either of them expected. Will swapping lives help Eileen and Leena find themselves…and maybe even find love? (Goodreads)

The Switch is the very first book that I have read by Beth O’Leary, and I am excited to have finally read something by her! Her previous book, The Flatshare has been on my TBR for a while now, and I am even more excited to get to that book having now read this one!

I enjoyed so much about The Switch. I was definitely intrigued by both of the characters. Eileen and Leena are grandmother and granddaughter, and while they share the same name, they are nothing at all alike. I enjoyed how the storyline switched between the two women, and how they basically switched lives for a while. It was fun how the chapters switched back and forth between the two. I have to say I think Eileen the grandmother had the most fun in the story, at least that’s how it felt to me.  There are also some great secondary characters in the story as well!

While I have a paperback version of this book, I opted to listen to the audio version instead, and I’m so glad that I did! This book is narrated by two authors, which goes great for the alternating viewpoints between the two main characters. Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones did a really great job narrating the story with all the different voices. It definitely made this read even more enjoyable.

Overall; If you can’t already tell, I very much enjoyed The Switch by Beth O’Leary! Now I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by her, and lucky me, I already have her first book, The Flatshare, queued up and ready to go. I’m so excited to read it!

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