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Life Swap

UK Publisher: Penguin

However happy we are, isn’t there often a small part of us that thinks the grass is always greener and how much happier we’d be in someone else’s shoes?

Vicky Townsley is Features Director of the hugely successful Poise! magazine. She lives in London, is single, solvent and seriously successful, but a part of her longs for marriage, children and a house in the country a couple of dogs.

Amber Winslow, on the other hand, has exactly what Vicky Townsley wants, albeit on the other side of the Atlantic. A huge stone mansion in Connecticut, the requisite golden retriever, children (and, naturally, full-time nanny) and a busy charitable commitment for the local Women’s League. But Amber hasn’t found quite the fulfilment 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 swap lives with a glamorous, single journalist in London for a month, she sits down and writes a letter.

As both women set out to experience the life they always thought they wanted, they have high hopes, but they soon find that the grass is not always as green as you might imagine. Life Swap is a novel about happiness and about discovering it where you least expect.