The Christmas Swap

by Sandy Barker

4 of 5 stars 1 rating • 1 review • 1 shelved
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The Christmas Swap

by Sandy Barker

4 of 5 stars 1 rating • 1 review • 1 shelved

"This was truly the Christmas romance of my dreams" 5 , Reader review

Will all three women have their Christmas wishes come true?

Christmas is coming and best friends Chloe, Jules, and Lucy are needing change... so swapping homes for the holidays could be the perfect present for all of them!

Australian Chloe spends her Christmas in a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, England. She is totally star-struck when she discovers who lives across the road.

Lucy, who has jetted off to snowy Colorado for her dream-come-true white Christmas, is taken into the fold of Jules's loud and brash family, discovering more about herself in a few short days than she has in years.

And Jules leaves the cold climes of Colorado to spend her Christmas on a beach with Chloe's friends in Melbourne, finding that time away is just what she needed.

The only thing better than one Christmas romance is three, and this wonderful festive novel is perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Holly Martin and Karen Swan.

What readers are saying about The Christmas Swap:

"To say I really enjoyed this book may be an understatement!"

"It was like watching a hallmark Christmas movie with a glass of Pinot in hand, smelling the turkey cooking in the oven all day."

"I loved this book! I have already recommended this to my best friend even before I finished it!"

"This sweet holiday story had me totally hooked! If you're looking for a fun, romantic, different take on a Christmas novel, you should absolutely pick this one up!"

"I had so much fun reading this. It was super cheesy in the best way. I found myself grinning silly and trying to hide it while I read in public. "

"This story was everything I want in a holiday read"

"There's such a tremendous warmth about the whole book - the settings, the festive touches, the way the characters develop and discover themselves, that strong friendship, the perfect romances - and I entirely loved it. You really must add it to your Christmas reading list - you're going to love it too."

  • ISBN13 9780008390037
  • Publish Date 16 October 2020
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Edition Digital original
  • Format eBook
  • Pages 400
  • Language English


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Emma (SCR) 4 of 5 stars

This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you to One more Chapter for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Rachel for letting me be part of this tour. I love a good Christmas love story so I was excited to jump into this one.
The Holiday Swap follows 3 women who have been best friends for 22 years. Each one lives in a different part of the world. Chloe lives in Melbourne, Lucy lives in London and Jules in Colorado. The girls decide to switch places for Christmas. Chloe goes to London, Lucy goes to Colorado and Jules goes to Melbourne. The girls have such a close relationship for 3 that live so far apart.
I loved all three girls. They each have their own little quirks but I was so rooting for all of them. They are good genuine people who deserve to be happy.
Each chapter is about one of the three girls’ stories. I really liked that each chapter switched stories. I really got into each story and I was sad to switch stories but eager to carry on with each one too. It really kept me stuck in the book.
I whizzed through this book in under 24 hours. I just couldn’t put it down. I loved each of the girls Christmas’ but I think I liked Lucy’s the most. I would probably detest the cold but the big family with all the hot chocolate sounds right up my street. I’d love to spend time in a cabin with a real snowy Christmas. Snuggled up inside with my book and a hot cholate sounds perfect.
The joys of having 3 female leads in this story is that we got 3 gorgeous men for them to fall in love with. I’ll be honest I loved all of them. They were all so damn romantic that Sandy made it easy for me to fall in love with all 3 of them.
I so enjoyed my first book by Sandy and I will be looking up more of them. Sandy’s writing is full of heartwarming romance that we all definitely need in our lives.