A funny yet heartwarming story of sisterly love!
I was kindly gifted a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and to take part in the blog tour.
House Swap by Olivia Beirne
Twins Katy and Rachel don’t know much about each other’s lives anymore.
Rachel thinks that Katy is a high-flying event planner in London, while Katy thinks that Rachel lives in idyllic marital bliss in the countryside.
Each sister believes the other has created a perfect life – but the truth is that neither twin has the life she pretends she does.
And when these sisters unexpectedly swap houses for a week, they’re in for a big shock.
But it might just be the wake-up call they’ve both been waiting for. . .
The story alternates between the points of view of sisters and twins, Katy and Rachel, who at first glance seem polar opposites.
With both leading completely different lives we learn more about each sister and how they drifted apart along with the grief they are still experiencing over the loss of their Grandma. It’s definitely a heartwarming story but alongside this it was also actually very funny in places. Some of the comments made from each sister had me chuckling at times and felt very authentic as to what we would all be thinking in those situations.
It’s a sort of ‘will they, won’t they’ love story but between sisters as just when you think they are going to meet again they some how manage to avoid each other. It’s absolutely one of those stories that will have you shouting internally for them just to talk to each other, as it would have saved a lot of trouble!
Overall, this was an uplifting exploration of the love of a family and that no matter what, they will always love you, if you just learn to let them in.