Saturday, 26 January 2019

Book Review - The Sister Swap by Fiona Collins

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Title: The Sister Swap
Author: Fiona Collins
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 1st June 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

Two sisters. Two very different lives…
Meg simply doesn’t have time for men in her life. Instead, she has a strictly one-date rule, survives on caffeine and runs one of the biggest model agencies from her smart office in London. That is, until she collapses one day at work and the doctor orders her to take some R&R in the country…

Sarah is used to being stuck behind tractors and the slow pace of her cosy village life. But now her children are all grown-up (and her ex-husband long forgotten) she’s ready to change things up a bit – starting with taking back her old job in the city!

After a devastating falling out, the sisters haven’t spoken in years. Swapping houses, cars, everything is the only option – surely they’ll be able to avoid bumping into each other?

I do love a book that leaves me smiling, and The Sister Swap certainly did that.  

When Meg was 16, and Sarah 26, their parents died, and Sarah returned from London to look after her younger sister.  When Meg was 18 she ran off to London and the sisters haven't spoken for 20 years. 

Then circumstances change and Meg is ordered by the doctor to leave London for two months to get her blood pressure down, and I can see why as her job running a model agency seems frantic, and encourages her to go to the country to rest and recuperate. 

At the same time Sarah, who now has grown up children, has been accepted back at her old job in London, the first time she has returned to work since having the children.   Both sisters only know of one person who may be able to help them out with accommodation, and yet they haven't been in touch for so long. 

Since they aren't on the best of terms, they do a complete house swap for the two months and over the course of that they get to see each other through the others eyes. 

There are plenty of laugh out loud moments in this, and its another lovely book from Fiona Collins.  I really enjoyed my time spent with Meg who is trying to re-adjust to country life and Sarah and her new colleagues, one of which really needs to be watched closely, and the couple of men who grow close to the sisters. 

I also enjoyed discovering if the 20 years silence would fall away and whether or not they would ever meet face to face again.  But I'm not going to say more as it would spoil it. 

Easy to follow with chapter headings so you know which sister you are following now, this is an uplifting story that was incredibly entertaining. 

Many thanks to HQ Digital and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

1 comment:

  1. Great review and I'm very tempted . . . . but someone keeps adding more books to my tbr pile and I really need to lower it soon! Wonder if I'll be able to resist?


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