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The Holiday Swap
By (author): Maggie Knox

ISBN:

9780735241152

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Oct 05, 2021
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.49 x 0.74 in | 0.62 lb

Page Count:

352 pages
Penguin Canada
Viking
FICTION / Women
A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas—perfect for fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December and Karen Swan’s Together by Christmas.

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. 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 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’s 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?

Story Locale: Los Angeles and Starlight Peak (fictional town in California)

Publication History: Original Trade Paperback

A HOLIDAY TREAT OF A NOVEL: With appealing settings, a high-concept hook, a sparkling narrative voice, and a healthy dose of Christmas charm, The Holiday Swap is a warm, feel-good read perfect for those looking for a seasonal escape.

AN EXCITING AUTHOR DUO: Bestselling authors Karma Brown and Marissa Stapley are well-known names in the commercial women’s fiction arena. (Karma’s Recipe for a Perfect Wife was #1 on the G&M BSL last year, selling over 30K copies.) As individual authors, Karma and Marissa are reader and bookseller favorites; as the brand new Maggie Knox author duo, they’ll use the combined might of their respective writing chops, impressive networks, and promotional savvy to position The Holiday Swap for success. The Maggie Knox pen name is an open secret, allowing both authors to promote The Holiday Swap from their robust individual platforms under their real names.

A WINNING CATEGORY, FORMAT, AND PRICE: Readers love Christmas romance novels, as can be seen by the sales of Karen Swan, Sarah Morgan, and Josie Silver. Our trade edition is smartly priced and designed to appeal to consumers looking for a cozy seasonal read or for a fun stocking stuffer for friends and family.

CO-PUBLISHING WITH PUTNAM: We have a strong partner in Putnam, which will allow for great opportunities for promotion, marketing, and building buzz. Hodder & Stoughton will publish simultaneously in the UK.

WE OWN TWO BOOKS: We will publish a second standalone holiday rom-com in Fall 2022, further cementing the duo’s brand in the rom-com arena.

OTPB: We are publishing in original trade.

KARMA BROWN is the bestselling author of five novels: the #1 bestseller Recipe for a Perfect Wife, Come Away with Me (a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2015), Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestsellers The Choices We Make and In This Moment, and The Life Lucy Knew. She is also the author of The 4% Fix: How one hour can change your life. A National Magazine Award–winning journalist, Karma has been published in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, SELF, Redbook, and Today’s Parent, among others. She lives just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter, and a labradoodle named Fred.

MARISSA STAPLEY is the internationally bestselling author of three commercial women’s fiction novels, including Mating for Life, Things to Do When It’s Raining, and The Last Resort, as well as the upcoming suspense novel Lucky. Marissa’s journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America, including Elle, Today’s Parent, and Reader’s Digest. She lives in Toronto with her family and a precocious black cat named Oscar.

Author Residence: Toronto

Advanced Praise for The Holiday Swap

One of:
Elle’s “10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Fall”
Loanstar’s October 2021 Top Picks


 
“An utterly adorable, pitch-perfect romance with just the right amount of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Swap is a pure delight, I couldn’t stop from smiling.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
 
“I love this book! It is deliciously fun and wildly romantic, and the dual settings of a baking show set in LA and a family-run bakery in a small snowy town feels like Great British Bakeoff meets Gilmore Girls.… I wanted to befriend the twins, throttle the villains, fall in love with the heroes—and bake up some sourdough.”
—Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of The Gown 

“It’s double the treats and double the trouble as twins swap holidays and dramas in this delightful yuletide romance from Knox…There’s both tenderness and comedy as the sisters rediscover their priorities and sibling bond while hilariously struggling to draw the line between their roles and reality. This light romantic romp is delicious fun, perfect for rom-com fans in need of some Christmas cheer.” 
Publishers Weekly
 
“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 bestselling author of You Were There Too
 
The Holiday Swap dishes up a double dose of fun-loving, feel-good, Christmas cheer, with a recipe for love that’s deliciously irresistible.”
—Karen Schaler, author of Finding Christmas
 
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 Coincidence of Coconut Cake
 
“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, bestselling author of Instamom

“The cheery romcom has a premise worthy of a Netflix movie.”
—Elle

“Fun and quick-witted…. Knox assembles a memorable cast and whips up inventive switched-lives scenarios filled with a host of mishaps that double the fun. Delightfully romantic plot twists further sweeten this lighthearted, feel-good story—with a message—that is sure to make rom-com readers hunger for whatever Knox decides to dish up next.”
—Shelf Awareness

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