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The Holiday Swap
The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
128 posts | 78 read | 1 reading | 30 to read
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. 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?
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DebbieGrillo
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A Christmas story in May? Why not? This was both predictable and sweet, and double the mayhem, mischief, and magnificence with the talented twins Charlie and Cass Goodwin. It's not often you find a novel with two protagonists that you can root for in equal measure. In this Food Network meets Hallmark movie story we are reminded of the importance of spending time with the people we love.

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peanutnine
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#SavvySettings Bakery
One of my favorite holiday reads from this past year
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

TheSpineView I choose the same book! Great minds! 3mo
peanutnine @TheSpineView how funny! 🤗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚💙 3mo
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼🧁💗🍰 3mo
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TheSpineView
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good! 💙🤍❤️ 3mo
Eggs 🧡🧁🍰🥧🧡 3mo
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Booknlt
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Mehso-so

Twins decide to swap lives when one recieves a head injury that ruins her sense of taste and because she's a chef on a baking competition tv show she swaps lives with her sister that runs the family bakery, what ensues is a lot of confusion for themselves, friends, romantic interests ....and the reader

Bookishgal71 I just finished this, too! 5mo
Booknlt @Bookishgal71 How did you like it? 5mo
Bookishgal71 @LiteraryLyn It‘s definitely formulaic, but I feel like it‘s the right tone for a holiday read. Lighthearted, romantic and shallow. 5mo
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Bookishgal71
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Cute, clean holiday read. It‘s like a Hallmark movie in book form. Twins switch places and careers for a bit. Cute.

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booksaremyfavorite
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I didn‘t get to this one before the new year so this was my first read of 2022. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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MatchlessMarie
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Haven‘t been very active this past week but I got this nice #LitsyLove surprise from @TheAromaofBooks the other day. I had just cancelled my library hold because there was still a 2 week wait on it. Thank you!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 📚💙 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Now you get to decide whether to wait until next December to read it 😂 6mo
GondorGirl This was a really cute book. It's not exactly a Christmas book (though it takes place during that season), so I don't think you'd need to wait until next December. 😁 6mo
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JenlovesJT47
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I‘m a sucker for any story about twins, and I would best describe this as reminiscent of a Hallmark Christmas movie, but not nearly as cheesy. It‘s perfect escapism for Christmastime. I liked it so much I passed it along to my mom. 4⭐️

#BOTM
#Christmas
#twins

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Pigpen_Reads
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I had so much fun this Christmas season. I am so happy I took part in the #WinterGames2021 I'm thankful I found this wonderful community and have gotten involved. This is the kind of place I was looking for! I hope to meet new friends and talk lots about books! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!!

@StayCurious @Clwojick #TeamGameSleighers

StayCurious We're so happy you played! Great job! 6mo
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 6mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
Jadams1776 🎉🎄📚🎅🏻 6mo
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dgingo
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Mehso-so

The Holiday Swap was interesting enough, but more interesting at the start, as it was unevenly paced in the last 2/3 of the book. The novel would have benefited from some more time with a good editor. A decent light holiday read, but it is not likely to ever be a reread, at least by me. #BOTM

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littlebeesreads
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Setting up my TBR for 3 challenges I hope to work through this year: 2022 Audiobook Challenge, Mount TBR 2022, and Popsugar Reading Challenge 2022. I‘m currently reading The Holiday Swap and almost finished listening to Crochet and Cauldrons.

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marleed
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I pulled this from my Dec stack to enjoy as my final holiday read as I pack up my decor for another year. My audio hold came through, as well, so i could work and sit without missing a beat on the story. I can‘t resist an identical twin holiday swap story! It was Hallmarky and since Candence Cameron Bure has the identical twin movie there, I had her in my head the whole time.

#Pantone22 Super Sonic

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Linsy
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Forgot to post this review earlier in the month. 'Twas excellent. Charming and cozy. If you're a fan of The Princess Switch movies, this was made for you. There may not be royalty, but there is so much baking goodness and twin swapping. My favorite parts were in the small town, very Gilmore Girls-esque. Just a sweet romance.

Also, I love these almond horns so much. 🤤

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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dgingo
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Good grandmotherly advice: “Time heals all things. If time fails, try cake.” 🎂☺️

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Nessavamusic
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#weekendreads
1. 🎧All the Feels by Olivia Dade, 📖 The Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart
2. Tagged was my first book finished today!
3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry, The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Nessavamusic
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Very cute, very Hallmark movie read. I wasn‘t sure I was going to give this a like, as there was some ridiculous/cringe moments midway through the book. But the wrap up was very satisfying so I gave this 3.5⭐️
25 points holiday read
3560 points#wgwordsearch
2 bingos & a blackout for my last December bingo 140 points #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
First book done for 2022! First #popsugar - a book w/2 POVs
#19822022 - 2021

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peanutnine
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I loved this twin swapping romance. A bit unbelievable that no one can tell them apart, but all part of the fun. The love interests were swoon-worthy and the women were confident and strong characters. I enjoyed the baking show element and the small hometown setting. This one might become an annual reread...
#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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Samary
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Mehso-so

This was cute, sickly sweet at the end to the point I kinda wanted to gag lol. There is a level of “c‘mon, that would never happen” you have to ignore but it‘s a romcom and I think we‘re mostly pretty good at doing that. I love books w food in them and I was definitely in this one more for the food than the romance.

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AmyK1
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This was a light, fluffy, sweet-and somewhat unrealistic-holiday read.

I found 343 words for the word search

3456pts for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
@Clwojick

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Ash.on.the.line
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I‘m behind on everything because I just got home after a little trip. I‘ll try to post things but some may just have to be said lol. Finished this one and it was fun. Glad to finish it and get that bingo!

StayCurious No worries you don't have to post everything:) Hope you had a nice trip! 6mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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#WinterGames2021 #Bingo #Self-care

I got a couple of bingos! It was so nice doing things for myself 😊

@StayCurious #TeamGameSleighers

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TorieStorieS
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This is just the light-hearted holiday read that I needed! Identical twins Charlie and Cass both are accomplished bakers- Charlie now as a host in the glamorous setting of an L.A. holiday cooking show competition and Cass running the family bakery a few hours north in Starlight Peak (surely a town that must be just a bit north of Sweet Valley!🤣). An accident leads to them swapping lives in the 12 days before Christmas and fun along the way!

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MidnightBookGirl
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Cute and fun and complicated! I really enjoyed how Cass was able to see how not okay Charlie's life in city is, and how strong Cass was. Sometimes we just need to switch things up (or swap things up) to discover new strengths and loves.
#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick
Word Search points for this were 3890!

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melissajayne
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TheSpineView I get that. I thought swapping lives ad adults was a bit much for me to believe. 6mo
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JenReadsAlot
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1. Tagged! I also enjoyed The Christmas Bookshop
2. Good books, travel (🤞), and peace of mind
Thanks @Kshakal @TheSpineView #two4Tuesday

TheSpineView I want to travel also. Thanks for playing and Happy New Year! 6mo
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot 💗💗💗 6mo
night_shift I hope I get to get some traveling in too! 🤞 6mo
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dgingo
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Pigpen_Reads
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#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

Here is my week 4 points. Not too bad, but this last week will be a little bit better!!

@StayCurious

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bridge12
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Finished this one about a week ago and forgot to post. It was a fun and cute holiday book. Exactly what I was in the mood for, nothing too complex. 🌟🌟🌟 #botm

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Moll
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5449 points for #Week4 of the #WinterGames2021 for #TeamGameSleighers 😁 YAY!

Another really fun week - I've watched loads of festive films, read some great books & enjoyed lots of my favourite Christmas traditions😊 It's so sad that next week is the final week but I'm going to make it a good one!!

@StayCurious

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Moll
The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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I loved this! Fun and fluffy and light and GOOD

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Mrs_B
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It‘s cute, grows on you!

#TeamGameSleighers #Wintergames2021

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sebrittainclark
The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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1. Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera, Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli, and Drawn on the Way by Sarah Nisbett

2. A Muppet Christmas Carol

3. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Moll
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This set up this morning is what dreams are made of✨

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Julsmarshall
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My sweet family spoiled me with books and bookish gifts this year! Can‘t wait to get reading! And the compendium of flowers is a vase! #spoiled

Bookzombie What a neat vase! Merry Christmas!🎄 (edited) 6mo
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Kshakal
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Super fun and festive… sweet valley twins meets Christmas in this twin swap romance! A great holiday read!

Tbr, holiday read, team book (90 points) #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

JenReadsAlot Merry Christmas girl! 6mo
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot merry Christmas friend!! 6mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021

Day 24: Holiday Traditions

Today we have all of the gifts waiting for us under the Christmas tree. Our tradition is opening them up at midnight. Since my husband is now working night shift, we let the kids open up a gift right before he left for work. The rest we will do in the morning when he gets home 😊

@StayCurious #TeamGameSleighers

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Pigpen_Reads
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I received some letters and cards from #LitsyLove 🥰🥰 I will get back to y'all asap! Thank you for welcoming me into the group 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! 🤍📚💌 6mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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LibrarianRyan 💕 ⭐ 😁 6mo
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Samary
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We interrupt this reading session by Pee Break!

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Nannermack
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Sitting down with my #jolabokaflod treats! Happy Christmas Eve, friends!

StaceGhost Yay!! Happy holidays 🎄❤️🧑‍🎄 (edited) 6mo
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vonnie862
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Yay! I finished the #teambook! The Holiday Swap was cute and had me hooked, but there were some parts that irritated me (i.e. Why didn't they reveal the truth sooner? You do realize that not all Angelenos have surfing equipment?...) However, I still enjoy reading the mischief these sisters got themselves into. 3.5⭐
#WinterGames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #BookSpinBingo #11 @TheAromaofBooks
2705 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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rsteve388
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What a fun read! Twin sisters swap lives for a week and learn invaluable lessons as they each take on the duties and identities of the other. Cute story, heart warming for the holidays.

@StayCurious #TeamRead

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Moll
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Next up! The other #TeamBuddyRead for the #WinterGames2021 and #TeamGameSleighers 😁

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GeauxGetLit
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This reminded me of a mix between Sweet Valley Twins and The Parent Trap! I love identical twin stories 💜!
This one did not disappoint!

If you love successful women, reality cooking shows, local bakeries, happily ever afters with a backdrop of holiday magic…get this one now!! 5🎄s

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 155 of the year.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Current read.

GondorGirl I'm reading this one right now too! So far it's really cute. 6mo
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rsteve388
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I am just starting the #TeamRead This week. And I loved it so far, it's cute and fun. @BookwormAHN I opened my #LitsyLoveWinterSwap and it's wonderful. The Vintage Map Bookmarks are Chefs Kiss Perfect for a cartographer like me! I loved everything. Thank you so much!

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 6mo
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rsteve388
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#LitsyLoveWinterSwap We Open Tomorrow!! I am so excited. It's the beginning of the Christmas swap season!!!