The Book Swap

By: J.E. Rowney

Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the ARC of this book!

Laura is newly separated. She has moved back in with her mother, Catharine, and has taken a leave of absence from work in order to deal with her marriage falling apart. Laura finds solace in reading books. She receives a book from her book swap group that includes a mysterious note. Now, Laura is on a mission to find and help the person that left the note, and in the process finds herself.

This was my first introduction to this author, and to say I’m disappointed is an understatement. While this is an easy, short read, there was no suspense, the character development was lacking, and it was just all so reptitive. I understand reading these books there has to be some suspension of belief, but this was very farfetched. I was along for the ride up until a certain point (which I won’t mention because I don’t want to spoil the book), and then the book lost me. Laura felt more like a child than an adult and her mother Catharine felt like she was all over the place.

Two stars since I didn’t figure out the who and the why.

This book is available on August 26. If you’d like to give this one a try, you can your copy here.


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