The Holiday Swap|Review

The Holiday Swap – Published 2021

“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?” – Goodreads


I went into this book completely blind, getting it solely because I liked the cover and love the idea of anything similar to The Holiday. I had no idea this was about two twins who willingly switch lives for a week.

I always wonder if my students who have a twin have ever switched for the day to see if their teachers would notice. I’d like to think I would notice because even the most identical of twins look different once you get to know them, but maybe not if they had been separated for long enough.

This book is really cute, and it’s a quick read, too. I loved the baking elements that came along with it and so desperately want to try Starlight Bread.

This would make a very good movie!

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