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Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Review 8 : Swapping Lives

Book Review for August..

Title : Swapping Lives
Author : Jane Green
Published by : Penguin Books
Type : Chick-lit
Genre : Fiction
Pages : 410
My Rating : ***

My Review

The base theme for the book : The grass looks greener on the other side!!

Vicky (Victoria Townsley), 35, single, lives in London and is the features editor at Poise! magazine has the perfect life or as it may seem to people but inside Vicky wants to be married, wants to live in a comfortable country home and have kids..

While all the way across in US is Amber, a housewife in Connecticut , married to a handsome loving wall street broker, has 2 adorable kids. She manages events for a local women's league. She too seems to have the most perfect life with designer shoes and clothes in her wardrobe and getting what she wants for herself and for her family.. but is tired of keeping up with the Joneses and wants to live the "single" life again.

So, when the Poise! magazine comes up with an article, inviting people for a life swap, Amber writes in, not thinking that she will be the one selected for the swap with Vicky..

The author goes on by telling what all changes each women experiences, how each of them miss their own life and what they did... They realize what they should or would do to make a difference in their lives to make it better that it already is..

Overall the book was "OK", Although the concept is good but its already :out there", if you know what I mean.. Both the characters failed to make a connection. The author explained the characters thoroughly though but the swap only happened after more than half of the book was finished.. which was kind of " what took away the interest"..

I liked that the language was simple and easy to understand.. So basically a light read..
But I do have another Jane Green book lined up.. Let's see how that turns out to be...

Linking up with BBC 2012 at the Overflowing Library!!


  1. That's a great review. reminds me of the TLC show Wife Swap! If the swap happens half way down, I can imagine how it took away the interest!:((
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  2. That's a nice and honest review! Cheers!

  3. Your writing on this makes me want to read the book!
    you are good :) Have a great weekend!

  4. I need a good book or author to check out! Thanks for the idea........I might read it anyway!?!?!

  5. Thank you for sharing this book review with us. The theme is very interesting. Personally, on a serious note, I feel that each one of us are blessed to be wherever we are right now, single , married, married with kids/no kids, etc.etc. If we recognize this and work upon improving our present situation, then indeed we would feel contended in our lives. But from the point of view of a fiction/imagination , I am wondering...what will happen if I get an opportunity to swap my life with another person ? I think that the first few days would be quite interesting and novel, but afterwards, I would like to go back to my old/real my own humble home and life where I feel the most comfortable.

  6. Nice review... Like the way you explain...

    Keep Reviewing


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