Saturday, December 3, 2022

Advent Reads Day 3: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

  Welcome to Advent Reads!

This is an event I have had on my blog for several years running now.  Each evening I feature a different holiday themed book. Think of it as your Book Advent Calendar! I post a variety of holiday books including romance, children's, middle-grade, mystery, paranormal, and I try to find some that are other holiday celebrations than Christmas too. I hope you will stop by each evening to see what new book I have for you!

Synopsis: "A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas--perfect for fans of Christina Lauren's In a Holidaze and Josie Silver's One Day in December.

All they want for Christmas is a different life.

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell--both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie's identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family's bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won't get the memo that they're over.

With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven't done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician's assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins' identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?"

My Review: This is a book that came out last year but I couldn't quite get to it in time for the Advent Reads event. So I wanted to make sure I got to it this year and I am glad it was one of my first of the year. This has the classic Hallmark Movie feel with the added twist of twin sisters. You know exactly what is going to happen but it is quite the ride getting there, plenty of bumbles and drama along the way to keep you reading all the way to the end. 

My Rating: If you have the time to pick this one up this holiday season, definitely go for it if you love that formula of leaving regular life and ending up some where completely different that the usual setting and finding the spirit of the season and a lot of romance. I give it a rating of Four Paws.

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