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Publisher's Summary

The international best seller — A feel-good, holiday rom com about identical twins who swap lives 12 days before Christmas — perfect for fans of Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze and Josie Silver’s One Day in December

All they want for Christmas is a different life.

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the LA 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 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?

©2021 Maggie Knox (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“I devoured this delightful romantic comedy in two nights. It's like Gilmore Girls meets The Parent Trap meets Cake Wars. In other words, it's perfect.” (Colleen Oakley, USA Today best-selling author of You Were There Too)

The Holiday Swap is the cozy holiday rom-com you crave, complete with double the swoony meet-cutes, scrumptious desserts, and happily-ever-afters. With small-town gossip and reality-TV drama, Maggie Knox serves up a treat that will have foodie fiction fans begging for seconds." (Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

“This debut from Maggie Knox about twins who swap places for 12 days at Christmas is twice the fun, double the trouble and all the feels. Warm cozy bakeries, cold snowy nights, holiday traditions and two - TWO! - romances to steal my heart - what’s not to love? The smart, quick-paced writing, witty dialogue and swoon-worthy date scenes had me up all night, turning the pages to see what would happen next. I absolutely adored this book - and I can’t wait for more rom-coms from Maggie Knox!” (Chantel Guertin, best-selling author of Instamom

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Too Boring to Finish

Really surprised at all the good reviews on this one! I was bored immediately and skipped ahead to see if it got better and it does not appear to! Lots of droning about recipes and mundane details. I'm exchanging this one - what a dud!

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Basically a Hallmark movie

If you are looking for a book that is simply a Hallmark Christmas movie, this is it. This also has about as much sex as one. I'm sure this is nice for someone but I felt like the romance was pretty juvenile and very tame. This wasn't the book for me.

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Should make this a Hallmark movie!

It's solidly G rated and romance is fairly surface level but it's still a cute story. I enjoyed it. I honestly would love to see this made into a Hallmark movie

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i really did enjoy it

i am a person who loves Christmas reads throughout the year ... no matter the season ...this one is just too perfect great idea. hope you can follow along ... not sure how to tell the story (unless you just listen) but at times you will need to listen very carefully ... don't get confused. lol. funny at times. cute. HEA ending. love it. snow. happy times. great read. i really did enjoy this listen. check it out. fun narrator. one who can do great voices. well done.

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Annoying

I normally don’t write reviews. But this book could not hold my attention! I was annoyed at both the main characters and just felt like there was unrealistic emotions at play! The narration was great but the plot was just boring and unrealistic.

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Very cute holiday read

If you’re looking for a sweet, cutesy read for the holiday season this is a really good choice!

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Typical cheesy Hallmark

I picked this up knowing what it was- a Hallmark Christmas movie in book form. That's what I wanted- a soft, easy story.

What I didn't like, however, was the absolute Brainlessness of the protagonists - - 1 in particular. While everything ends up OK in the end, because it's a Hallmark movie, I didn't find myself rooting for these characters.

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Easy read (or listen), but quite cliché

I was in the mood for a feel-happy romance and stumbled across this one. For the most part, that’s exactly what this was. Although I found it to be so cliché at a lot of points and pretty unrealistic as far as the things that were happening, the male characters’ actions, etc. (even for a fiction book). In fact, I really struggled getting through the last 2 hours for these exact reasons. Not a bad book, as long as you don’t have high expectations.

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Sweet ending

This book had a very sweet ending, which I enjoy in a holiday story. The first half of the book was hard to get into. The narrator did a nice job with distinction between male and female voices, but I didn’t enjoy the style and some of the male voices sounded drunk and females sounded ditzy.

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Totally a hallmark movie in the making…

this rom com is super sweet and cute. I enjoyed reading this. Perfect read for the holidays.