The Switch by Beth O'Leary

Published June 5, 2022

The Switch by Beth O'Leary

Book info

  • Title The Switch
  • Author Beth O'Leary
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Contemporary

Ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Newly single and about to turn eighty, Eileen would like a second chance at love. But her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen... So Leena proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love, and Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?


I so loved Beth’s first book, the Flatshare, it was sweet and completely readable. Thankfully, this second book was exactly the same - I couldn’t stop turning the pages! Not only that, but the premise, which could be really eye-rolling and corny, actually made a lot of sense for the characters and even though they underwent the journeys you were expecting, it didn’t all happen in the way I thought it might, which made it even better. Loved this and can’t wait to read the next one.

Rating: 5 / 5

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