The Accidental Life Swap by Jennifer Joyce – Blog Tour

Thanks to Isabel Smith and HQ for organising this blog tour and to Jennifer Joyce for a copy of this novel in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Synopsis

Sometimes one moment can change your life forever…
Rebecca Riley has always been a bit of a pushover. When her glamorous boss, Vanessa, asks her to jump, she doesn’t just ask how high… she asks if her boss would like her to grab a coffee on the way back down!

So whilst overseeing the renovation of Vanessa’s beautiful countryside home, the last thing Rebecca ever expected was to be mistaken for her boss – or that she would even consider going along with it! Far away from the bustling city and her boss’s demanding ways, could she pretend to be Vanessa and swap lives, just for a little while?

My Thoughts

Rebecca spends most of her days being pushed around by various people in her life.  her flatmate just thinks everything she says is a joke and her boss acts like she is invisible unless She wants something from her.  After working up the courage to ask her boss for a promotion, Rebecca is instead sent to manage the renovation project of her boss’s house.  Certain that she will never be able to pull it off, Rebecca finds herself in a charming town with lovely people who believe she is Vanessa.  Question is…..how long can she pull it off for?

Despite having an element of light romance this novel is more about the character of Rebecca and the hilarious journey she takes to find her assertive side.  I adored the character of Rebecca and spent the first part of the book almost screaming out at her to speak up or say no!  She’s character that many of us can relate to and will root for in life.  Despite being unkind I also admired Vanessa – I imagine many women have to assert themselves quite hard to be taken seriously as CEOs and owners of companies and I love a ballsy woman, even if I wanted her to treat Rebecca more respectfully.

The Village of Little Heaton is such a charming setting and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the place and the people.  Even though she was posing as Vanessa, it was pleasing to witness Rebecca’s change in herself and growing confidence once surrounded by positive people and of course…….who wouldn’t fancy some time posing as a wealthy woman to enjoy a different side of life?

Overall this is a charmingly funny novel with lovable characters.

Author Bio – Jennifer Joyce

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Jennifer Joyce is a successful food writer, author and stylist based in London. She is American-born but has been resident in the UK for more than 24 years. Working for leading UK magazines and newspapers, such as BBC Good Food, Waitrose Kitchen and Jamie Magazine as well as The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, she draws on her unique dual talents of creating mouth-watering recipes and styling the dishes for photography. Leiths School of Food and Wine in London hosts Jennifer’s popular cookery classes and she has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows in the UK and US, including the BBC’s Today and Good Food Show Live. My Asian Kitchen is Jennifer’s eleventh book. Her previous titles for Murdoch Books are My Street Food Kitchen, Meals in Heels and Skinny Meals in Heels.

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