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. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath I found this book to be a revelation. I must say I did hesitate for a hot second because I wasn't sure if I would like an audio book. Rachel Brosnahan (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) has already signed on to play Leena. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. (*). Recommended to Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill by: Very cute! We email our website newsletter to subscribers no more frequently than fortnightly. Leena is a type a workaholic who suffers a panic attack at work one day while giving a presentation. Let The Switch, and Beth O’Leary’s feisty leading ladies and wonderful ensemble cast, move you with their journeys and charm you with their gusto. I have to say I love the narrator that did Eileen's (The Grandmother) parts, but the narrator that did Leena's (The grand-daughter's) parts I did not love or hate. by Quercus. this is exactly the kind of wholesome, endearing, and sweet content everyone needs in their lives right now. 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. Find out more >>. Disclosure: If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. I think Leary’s description of her novels as “the sort you reach for when you need a hug” is spot on, and very much in keeping with her style of writing. Its premise may be quirky, but the underlying story being told has depth. Upon learning of her grandmother's dilemma, she suggests they swap lives and switch homes. From this day forward, I should only read about elderly people. Uplit at its absolute best! Such a wonderful story that hits the salient points of a “switched” storyline. I really enjoyed The Flatshare and was excited to read about two women who swap lives! The Switch is a book to turn to when you need something to smile about. I found The Switch impossible to put down. When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Leena Will move back home to her childhood small town and Eileen will head off to London. 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. I’m Jo, an Aussie book reviewer. Eileen it’s 79 and spunky, recently left by her husband for a dance instructor. [You’re telling me she thinks her grandma made up seeing her boyfriend kiss another woman? I received an advanced listener's copy (ALC) from and I was so excited to listen to this. I seriously felt as though I was spending time with good friends every time I started listening to the book. I started this website in 2009 and quickly realised I enjoy writing about books almost as much as reading them. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought? I loved the characters, and they have so much personally.