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Switcheroo
Switcheroo
Author: Olivia Goldsmith
Sylvie Schiffer has a life most women dream about: a gorgeous home, two perfect teenage children, a successful husband. It seems she has everything, but what she wants is passion and romance. — Her husband, Bob has found romance, but not with her. Shocked and enraged . . . She sets off to confront . . . the other woman. She finds something unexpe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060175689
ISBN-10: 0060175680
Publication Date: 5/1998
Pages: 265
Edition: 1st ed
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Sylvie Schiffer had it all - a gorgeous home, two perfect children, a successful husband, just no passion, no romance. She shortly found out why - Marla Molensky. Marla Molensky, the "other woman", the woman who could have been Sylvie, but a ten year younger Sylvie!

Sylvie and Marla plan a switcheroo on Bob/Bobby. Cute, slightly unbelievable book about women scorned. Good, fast read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm not familiar with the rest of Goldsmith's work, but I found this book to be a quick, fun read. And, it's set in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, which should appeal to anyone familiar with that area. I will check out her other work for times when I'm not in the mood for one of my more thought-provoking reads. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Good quick read! Fun concept. Lots of laughs
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Entertaining story. Sort of like "Parent Swap", but with a definate grown-up twist.
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HARDCOVER. "The First Wives Club" (1992) proved how well Goldsmith could get into the psyche of the scorned wife. Here, she makes even the mistress a sympathetic character. Sylvie has the makings of a perfect life--marriage to a successful, loving man; well-adjusted children; beautiful house in the suburbs. But just when she's ready to reclaim the romance in her marriage now that her kids are in college, she realizes that Bob has a girlfriend on the side--Marla, a younger version of Sylvie. When she's finally ready to confont Bob, she is inspired to confront Marla instead, and, after meeting the ditzy blond, she discovers that each of them is seeking what the other has: Sylvie longs for romance and spontaneity, Marla for a stable family life. Sylvie convinces Marla to swap identities for two weeks to see what it's like in the other's shoes. After a retreat to alter their appearances, the charade begins. Goldsmith has a knack for telling a funny story, and she is at her best here. If readers can get beyond the operalike disguise premise, they are in for a buoyant ride through a crazy tale of love and family, betrayal and revenge. A movie version is already in the works. Stock up. Mary Frances Wilkens --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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