The Switch by Beth O’Leary

The SwitchThe Switch by Beth O’Leary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is adorable, heartfelt, and charming in an off-key sort of way. I absolutely enjoyed every second of this book. Basically, a woman and her grandmother swap homes/lives for a couple of months, and the contrast is all kinds of fun. Throw in some fun side characters, including an unruly dog, and what you have is a delightful story that somehow stays light and lovely but still addresses some heavy content including grief, mental illness, deception, and the challenges of aging.

I listened to this on audiobook (thank you, Netgalley), and the narration by Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones is superb. It was a pure pleasure to listen to this one. I would happily listen to either of them narrate other books, because they really brought a lot of emotion and personality to the story.

The setting really leaves you with a sense of place and community, and the character development is strong. Overall, this is an excellent read.

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