Life Swap, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


From the outside Vicky Townsley would appear to have it all.

Features Director of the hugely successful Poise! magazine, she lives alone in London, is single, solvent, and seriously successful.

But she'd give it all up in a heartbeat for marriage, children, and a house in the country.

Amber Winslow on the other hand, has exactly what Vicky Townsley wants; a huge stone mansion in Highfield Connecticut, children and a busy charitable commitment for the local Women's League.

But Amber isn't happy either. She hasn't found quite the fulfillment she had expected from being a full-time wife and mother, so when she spots a double page spread in Poise! magazine asking married readers to life swap with a glamorous, single journalist in London, she sits down and writes a letter.

But she never expects to be picked... Life Swap is the story of what really happens when two women decide to walk in one another's shoes for one month.

It's the story of the grass not being as green as you might think, and of discovering that happiness is not always where you expect it to be


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9780141021720

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It was exactly what I expected. I don't know whether this is a good thing. Jane Green is funny, she keeps you reading, she has a nice story to tell and she is rather predictable.

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An entertaining tale of a single British professional woman who swaps lives with an American stay-at-home mom. The professional women works as an Editor at a British fashion magazine, while the American woman has her days full with charity work, committee meetings and the staff she has employed to care for her family and household. They each have to agree to step into the others life, clothing and relationships. The ending was a bit predictable, they each learned something about themselves and their happiness in their own life.

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