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The Seven Day Switch: A Novel Kindle Edition
Two moms as opposite as a Happy Meal and a quinoa bowl. What a difference a week makes in a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud novel by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler.
Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers’ nightmares. Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the end of the day. The only thing that ruins it all is her workaholic, career-obsessed neighbor, who makes no secret of what she thinks of Celeste’s life choices every chance she gets.
Wendy Charles is a celebrated productivity consultant, columnist, and speaker. On a minute-by-minute schedule, she makes the working-mom hustle look easy. She even spends at least one waking hour a day with her kids. She’s not apologizing for a thing. Especially to Celeste, who plays her superior parenting against Wendy whenever she can.
Who do Celeste and Wendy think they are? They’re about to find out thanks to one freaky week. After a neighborhood potluck and too much sangria, they wake up—um, what?—in each other’s bodies. Everything Celeste and Wendy thought they knew about the “other kind of mom” is flipped upside down—along with their messy, complicated, maybe not so different lives.
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In The Seven Day Switch, Celeste Mason and Wendy Charles are neighboring mothers who couldn’t be more different. The only thing they have in common is the fence that divides their backyards. So imagine their confusion—and panic!—when they wake up one morning to discover they’ve somehow switched bodies and lives. Not only that, but life carries on around them as normal. Their husbands and children have no idea that Celeste is really Wendy and vice versa. What the heck is going on? That’s what Celeste and Wendy have to figure out, all while juggling the many demands of motherhood and marriage—not to mention, finding a way to get their lives back.
The Seven Day Switch is an absolute riot to read. Confusion, chaos, and hilarity abound as Celeste’s and Wendy’s worlds are flipped upside down, but there’s plenty of soul-searching too. For these two mothers, a week walking in someone else’s shoes has them seeing themselves more clearly than ever. You might find yourself feeling the same way after reading this story. Now that’s magic.
- Chris Werner, Editor
About the Author
Kelly Harms is the Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of five books, including The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, a Goodreads top ten fiction book of the year and a WFWA STAR Award finalist. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages throughout the world. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her clever son, Griffin; charming Irishman Chris; and Scout, the best dog in dogtown. For more information visit www.kellyharms.com.
- ASIN : B08HN77HSL
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (1 July 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 4173 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 50,867 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a book I really encourage you all to read. It's for all of us. For any mum who works outside the home, for any that is lucky enough to work in. For any woman who has looed at another and thought herself surerior, for any who's looked and felt lacking. For anyone who's struggled to 'keep up with the Joneses'. For anyone who's simply looked around her house and wondered why there's a hole in that wall and dishes piling up.
For anyone who's drunk too much vodka and had an out of body experience and for anyone who really wishes that they could. How do others really see you? Who do you think you are? Are any of us who others or even ourselves think we are? This story is for all of us!
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“Our city cops are constantly in the news for being certified in this or that implicit-bias training, but they still have guns and adrenaline and lifetimes of faulty programming like in any other city.”
This is a blanket statement regarding all police officers and it totally turned me off from reading anything else by this author. Try taking a ride-along with a city police officer, Kelly Harms. Your eyes may be opened.
I found myself laughing at the parenting styles of each mum (a MUST read if you’re a parent!); I even picked up a few tips along the way.
I love that Celeste and Wendy are enemies - they disagree on practically everything; from their lifestyles to the way they raise their children. They’re forced to take a hard look at themselves as well as each other through this crazy body-swapping chaos.
I enjoyed the book, but some parts of it seemed to go on and on without too much happening. I thought the ending would be a standard cut and dry “we’re back in our own bodies” kind of ending, but I was pleasant surprised. It turned out to be more elaborate and interesting. As with all endings, there are things that need to be tied up, and Harms did this nicely; it was well-paced, and the reader gets closure.