If you liked the Movie The Holiday, then you will absolutely love the Book The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker. From the first page, where we first meet the Lucy, Chloe, and Jules, who label themselves The May Ladies Club, when they meet each other while on holiday (Vacation) in Hawaii when they children, and then a quick jump ahead to just before the Christmas season, where they are facing another tough Christmas when they all need a break from real life. And after a recollection of the movie, they decide to do it! Swap their Christmas with each other, giving them their dream Christmas.
To say I really enjoyed this book may be an understatement! I loved the very different personalities the girls had, and you can't but help but find your favorite "May Lady" and my favorite was Lucy, the British girl in America (haha! Being one myself, how can I not relate), dealing with all the snow, and fully embraced the wacky American Christmas.
And although I have related this book to the movie, in parts it more like Hallmark movies, and honestly, this one should be made into a Hallmark movie, as it's truly perfect, especially as it's not only set in Colorado but Melbourne and England too.
I only found one drawback to this book, and that is (for me) it finished too soon, so I'm hoping (well, more like begging) that this book turns into a series, where we can continue each girl's story.
So with all that being said, and before I go and read it for the fifth time, I would like to give The Christmas Swap, 5 stars!