Oct 17, 2020

The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker Review

The Christmas Swap
By Sandy Baker
Release Date: October 16th, 2020
One More Chapter
Tour Host: Rachel's Random Resources
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Chloe, Jules, and Lucy meet at a Maui resort kids' club, aged 11, forging a lifelong friendship spanning two decades and three continents.

Twenty-two years later, they decide to swap Christmases, none of them expecting the hilarity and romantic escapades that will ensue.

Chloe from Melbourne spends her Christmas with Lucy's mum and dad in a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, England, stunned to the core when she discovers who grew up across the road from Lucy.

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 a balmy 'Orphan's Christmas' with Chloe's friends in Melbourne, finding that time away from her mundane life is just what she needed.

Join these three lovable women as they each get a Christmas to surpass their wildest dreams.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

If you liked the movie The Holiday, then you will absolutely love the book The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker. From the first page, where we first meet the Lucy, Chloe, and Jules, who label themselves The May Ladies Club, when they meet each other while on holiday (Vacation) in Hawaii when they children, and then a quick jump ahead to just before the Christmas season, where they are facing another tough Christmas when they all need a break from real life. And after a recollection of the movie, they decide to do it! Swap their Christmas with each other, giving them their dream Christmas.  


To say I really enjoyed this book may be an understatement! I loved the very different personalities the girls had, and you can't but help but find your favorite "May Lady" and my favorite was Lucy, the British girl in America (haha! Being one myself, how can I not relate), dealing with all the snow, and fully embraced the wacky American Christmas. 


And although I have related this book to the movie, in parts it more like Hallmark movies, and honestly, this one should be made into a Hallmark movie, as it's truly perfect, especially as it's not only set in Colorado but Melbourne and England too. 


I only found one drawback to this book, and that is (for me) it finished too soon, so I'm hoping (well, more like begging) that this book turns into a series, where we can continue each girl's story. 


So with all that being said, and before I go and read it for the fifth time, I would like to give The Christmas Swap, 5 stars! 

Sandy Barker is a writer,
traveller, and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list. She loves exploring new places, outdoor adventures, and eating and drinking like a local when she travels, and many of her travel adventures have found homes in her novels.
She’s also an avid reader, film buff, wine lover, and coffee snob.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for being on the tour and for this wonderful review! x