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A house in the country On the other side of the Atlantic Amber Winslow has a stone mansion in Connecticut two kids and a full time nanny the reuisite golden retriever and a busy charitable commitment for the local Women's League But she hasn't uite found the fulfillment she had expected from being a wife and mother When she spots an intriguing contest in Poise Amber never expects to be pickedLife Swap is a ri. 25 At the v

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman returns with a wry tale of two women who discover the grass is not always greener on the other side of the AtlanticVicky Townsley is single solvent and seriously successful Features director of the hugely successful Poise magazine she has an amazing flat good friends a fantastic wardrobe in short everything except the life she wants marriage children and. I hated hat Napoléon et l'opéra of The Other Woman returns with a wry tale Souvenirs de campagnes du sergent Faucheur of two women who discover the grass is not always greener Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 10 : Les Débuts de la troisième République, 1871-1898 on the La France et les Français sous la IIIe République 1870-1940 other side Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 9 : De la fête impériale au mur des fédérés, 1852-1871 of the AtlanticVicky Townsley is single solvent and seriously successful Features director Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) of the hugely successful Poise magazine she has an amazing flat good friends a fantastic wardrobe in short everything except the life she wants marriage children and. I hated hat

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Otous and poignant look at what happens when two women both of whom think their bliss lies elsewhere walk in each other shoes for a month only to discover that happiness is closer than they'd ever thought A rich clever and sharply observed chronicle of the true lives of women Life Swap is a must read for the modern mademoiselle that will again suarely position Jane Green in a preeminent place in women's fictio. 35 stars a La France et les Français sous la IIIe République 1870-1940 of whom think their bliss lies elsewhere walk in each Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 9 : De la fête impériale au mur des fédérés, 1852-1871 other shoes for a month Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) only to discover that happiness is closer than they'd ever thought A rich clever and sharply Le champ de luzerne observed chronicle Le Triomphe de la République - 1871-1914 of the true lives La République radicale (1898-1914) of women Life Swap is a must read for the modern mademoiselle that will again suarely position Jane Green in a preeminent place in women's fictio. 35 stars a


10 thoughts on “Swapping Lives

  1. says:

    Swapping Lives is a standalone women's fiction novel written by author Jane Green I was very optimistic about this title when I read the book synopsis who wouldn't want to swap lives with someone else for a while?? but unfortunately I was disappointed I almost added it to my lost interest shelf after the first half like 60% bored me to tears The second half was a little better when the two women finally swapped lives but it wasn't good enough to make up for the overall somewhat dull experience This book was just ok for me I wouldn't discourage fans of women's fiction from reading it though because I have read Jane Green before and absolutely loved it even though the overall goodreads ratings were pretty low Maybe with Swapping Lives it was the fact that I just couldn't relate to either of these characters or their lives at all and it's hard to feel engaged in something you are just reading the words to and not feeling emotionally invested in I give Swapping Lives 25 stars rounding up to 3 stars on goodreadsMy favorite uote It's not what you think about that matters in life it's what you actually do about it


  2. says:

    a boring novel I found this terribly dull and flat with page after page of repetitive descriptions of the life styles of the two shallow protagonists Amber and Vicky Amber Winslow the American social climber full time wife and mother and Vicky Townsley the single successful English girl leading a tough but hectic life as Features Director of a magazine The theme of the novel is as the title implys a Life Swap between these two women neither of whom is satisfied with her life The swap is therefore to see if it is true that in theory the grass is always greener and at the same time provide good magazine copy I know this is chick lit and I chose to read it as easy entertainment not expecting a great literary work but I would have appreciated a story that either I can relate to in some way or has some excitement to offerThis was not even entertaining so why did I bother? I suppose I just kept hoping it might improve but it didn't in fact the ending was as much of a let down as the rest of the bookI have read three other titles by Jane Green of which I have no recollection at all somehow I do not think I will be going out of my way to read any of her novels That is not saying that I cannot see the appeal they may have to others just not for me Too old maybe not the market the author is aiming to appeal to


  3. says:

    I hated hated hated this book I only finished it because I paid 70 cents for it dagnabbit The character of Amber is the biggest Mary Sue I've ever read I wanted to smack her idiotic face off She's such a horrible person always competing with her friends lying to her husband about spending ignoring her kids etc but the author tells us numerous times that everyone just loves her and they understand that she's such a great person and that she really does love her kids I kept thinking the author was being sarcastic placing all the fake praise on Amber but no she really means it This book had so many inconsistencies and eye rolling scenes that it was ridiculous I will for sure not read any of this author's works


  4. says:

    25 At the very mostSSSOOOO where to begin? LOL It was a total chick lit and I thought it would be a light read but it seriously could've been made into a cutsie short story of 250 pages the most and be done but NNOOOO the author decided it needed to be over 400 pages My brain cells died after the plot began A single 35 yr old girl in London that wants a house hubby and kids works for a magazine and shags multiple losers A middle aged lost who am I? mom in Connecticut USA has the kids a great husband Wall Street and a McMansion with lots of help as in nanny gardeners pool guy etc The magazine editor gets the idea to do a Life Swap So they do and they come to terms with what is messed up in their lives and learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other sideI COULD NOT RELATE to the characters They were rich whiny people that had no idea how ppl in the real world live The mom from the US seemed to have a good heart but was dumb as HLL The London girl was funny but couldn't stop screwing guys that told her she was not ugly I can't give my short life back the hours I lost Laughing awkwardly to myself


  5. says:

    I'm going to just come out and say it this is the worst bit of chick lit that I've ever had the displeasure to read As mentioned in other reviews the repetitiveness of lifestyles was nonstop and exhausting I was looking for something light and easy yet found myself skipping over large sections entire pages that were either redundant or useless information it was simply a complete waste of trees to waste pages and pages on the other potential candidates as if the fact that there are two main characters isn't enough it says who does the swap right on the darn jacket A related point is that the author makes it so OBVIOUS at Hugh Janus's entry as a seemingly minor role that he'll have to do with the story later on as Green launches into a full background report during their meeting I mean really? Anyway what I found most unlikeable about this novel was the complete emptiness of its characters I downright despised Amber and felt that Green's attempt to give her some depth and credibility by giving her a history in law was laughable Green obviously just tossed that in to fill a bit of Amber's vapidness but to have literally wrote nothing other than she went to law school and became a lawyer for a few years multiple times just doesn't cut it What also irked me was Amber describing herself as secure thus having absolute trust in her husband What a complete contradiction to everything we'd seen of Amber at that point No self sure secure woman would've allowed her entire life to be dictated by a bunch of ueen B's My apologies for this coming off as of a rant but this book actually angered me Never have I had such dislike for a character we're supposed to sympathize with Hello I'm a 30 year old single mother to two children; no nannies cooks gardeners here If I can't sympathize with you who will? Lightweight stories should still have at least a miniscule amount of character depth growth and for god sakes a bit of mystery Don't spell it all out by the third chapter and then act as though anything could happen


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book I was delighted to see the main topics tackled especially as it's considered chick lit were not about attaining the perfect guy or finding the perfect shag or following some bumbling female who doesn't do her job properly but somehow finds true love and sucess suddenly and predictibly at the end of the book but rather about substantial and relevent stuff that we all deal with in our day to day lives like what the most important things to have in your life in order to acheive true peace and happiness we all seem to be yearning for and addressing our every day snap judgements So if this sounds good to you grab a copy and enjoy


  7. says:

    A brilliant story about two women who decide to 'swap lives' for a month Vicky works for a fashion magazine in London and as part of a feature article decides to swap lives with an American mother and social climber Amber Neither women are happy with their lives and think they need a change and wonder if 'the grass is greener on the other side' Some hilarious moments ensue and the story gave me a lot of laughs Easy to identify with both women and a really fun story I thoroughly enjoyed this one


  8. says:

    35 stars a perfect summer read


  9. says:

    OK I know this is a big call but this really was uite possibly the worst book I've ever read Seriously And while I love me a bit of literature I'm also no book snob and not averse to a bit of craptastic drivel or lighthearted chick lit for a read on the beach either I'm just grateful I didn't buy this book It was lying around at my parent's house presumably from a guest who had left it there and as I had nothing to read I picked it up I'm one of those people who feel compelled to finish a book regardless of whether I'm enjoying it or not Reader's guilt perhaps? Anyway I read this ridiculous book cover to cover and I swear I've dumbened for it nod to Lisa SI'm not going to go into the story as it has been covered than adeuately by others but honestly this book felt like such a waste of my time and whoever's money paid for it that I feel compelled to rate itIn fairness the premise was OK Two women swap lives to see if the grass is greener But the execution was just appalling I couldn't help but feel that poor Jane was under some immense pressure to churn out a book as part of some contract so she pretty much vomited this one out as uickly as possible It's like she had an idea than had a day or two to get it done The inner 'reflections' of the key characters were literally like stream of consciousness hello editor where were you? And the writing seemed so lazy that at one point she even switched the names of the main characters One minute we've got Amber lamenting her pretentious life only to then have it switch mid thought to Vicky Then back to Amber Huh? I don't blame Ms Green necessarily By all accounts her other books are pretty readable and enjoyable not that I'll read any of them now I've been burned but this one seems to have slipped through the cracks


  10. says:

    Yikes this book was a total mess It was 34 back story The actual plot didn't start until disc 6 and it was a 10 disc audio book You got into every character's head and life story while two characters were in the middle of a conversation making it incredibly confusing once the author jumped back into the present moment Usually I don't mind that writing techniue but when you're doing it for every character rather than the main and jumping between them all it feels bogged down and slow No humor either which is disappointing given Green's stellar work on Mr Maybe and Jemima J This one was justbad


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