The Switch

The Switch

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by Lynsay Sands
     
 

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While taking turns masquerading as a man with her twin sister, a young noblewoman learns the true joy of being a woman when she falls head over heels--and out of a window--for Lord Radcliffe.

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While taking turns masquerading as a man with her twin sister, a young noblewoman learns the true joy of being a woman when she falls head over heels--and out of a window--for Lord Radcliffe.

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Who shall play the boy today? This is the key question for Charlotte (or Charlie) and her twin sister, Elizabeth, the lead characters in Lynsay Sands' entertaining historical. The transformation into a gentleman enables them to escape from their bad-tempered uncle and the loathsome marriages he has arranged. Enter Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, who insists on escorting "Charlie" and his sister to London. He takes Charlie to a brothel, a gaming den, a shooting range, and an all-night drinking session. Charlie is the braver of the two sisters, rescuing a young woman from the brothel, standing up to bullies, and saving a passel of puppies. Sands has a great time with Radcliffe's confusion, as he is attracted first to "Charlie" on one day and to "Elizabeth" the next. How much fun can one author get out of all this gender-bending? If it's Lynsay Sands, the answer is a lot. She's based an entire romp of a novel on it, and just when you think she can't wring a new trick out of it…she does. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062025043
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
36,684
File size:
390 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at lynsaysands.net.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Leamington, Ontario
Website:
http://www.lynsaysands.net

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Switch 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
spitzlady More than 1 year ago
From The Back: When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle--taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels--and out of a window--for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning, Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister safely to London But how could he do that? With every touch Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess. Though it was a great game to play a boy, there was more fun being female, And after one brush of his fiery lips when her guise was gone, Charlie swore to be nothing but his woman forevermore. This is an older 1999 book by Lynsay Sands, and I loved it. I love this kind of plot were there are twin girls or even one girl, who disguises herself as a boy, and the mighty lord finds himself having unnatural feelings for the boy. I had to laugh when Elizabeth took the role of Charlie and went with Radcliffe to the tailors, and when she got home found that the sock she put down her britches had rolled into a ball. I could have just seen the tailors face when he was getting Charlie's measurements. If you like this kind of plot I think you might enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The twins Charlie(Charlotte) and Elizabeth, confuse Lord Radcliffe, and you will find yourself smiling while reading this one.. Lyndsay Sands has again produced a well-written story was just the right touch of humor thrown in.. A definite recommend..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I am too lazy when reading for pleasure but I found I was constantly going back pages to see who and what was happening. I love aything else this author has done but this book was not her best.There was no even flow to the story and wondering who was whom page after page just didn't make for good reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the plot, and I love Lynsay Sands. To me this seemed too fast paced in the places it should have gone more slowly, and too slow in others. The plot was well thought out, but it was too predictable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! It was one of my favorites of Lynsay Sands. The crazy antics that ALWAYS seem to follow Charlie and Elizabeth is refreshing and hilarious to find in a romance novel. The mystery and drama in the book gives it a nice plot. I absolutely love ALL the characters, except the antagonists of course. If you liked this book you will definitely like her other books as well!
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I have always enjoyed this author but this book outshines the rest. A new turn of events with every page and the ending was great. I love the characters and the unexpected events. Great job and kudos for an amazing book. ~
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PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle - taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels - and out of the window - for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning: Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister safely to London. But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess. Though it was a great game to play a boy, there was more fun in being female. And after one brush of his fiery lips when her guise was gone, Charlie swore to be nothing but his woman forevermore. Two orphaned sisters are avoiding their uncle's marriage decision by masquerading as a traveling brother/sister group, but upon their night of escape, they are discovered by the earl of Radcliffe. Deciding to offer aid to some innocent-looking siblings on their first-trip to London, Lord Radcliffe takes this group under his wing and eventually finds himself romantically draw to one sibling in particular --- although sometimes drawn to the boy ("Charlie") and other times the girl ("Beth"), Radcliffe finds himself hilariously torn between his sexual desires toward the two --- who are actually Charlotte in disguise throughout the whole book. This was a great, fun tale with wonderful characters and would be a fantastic summer read! The plot was intriguing and always kept you on edge to see what mischief the sisters would get into next and what new romantic fumbles would happen with the male leads. I was in the mood for a theme in regards to the 'Hero not knowing she's a woman' story and was immensely happy with The Switch. It was enjoyable to experience Radcliffe's awkwardness throughout the book in his feelings toward Charlotte in disguise. The sisters got along splendidly and the side characters didn't distract the reader away from the overall plot, but I did find Charlotte's (aka Charlie & Beth) attitude towards helping the less fortunate bittersweet ... she took caring to the extreme and I found it a bit annoying and not really realistic. All in all, if your looking for a fun beach read that is both humorous and romantic - this would be a great candidate. Likes: The sisters daring mannerism toward anything manly (ie. wanting to visit gambling hells and clubs, etc.) Dislikes: I felt the story dragged here and there, but would pickup again after a few chapters.
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J-Rae More than 1 year ago
the characters are fast paced. the plot is good and there is humor in their encounters. I really enjoyed reading this book. I know you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its one of my favorite historical romances that you wrote and I would love to read it again when i havethe money to purches it a an ebook.
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I enjoyed reading this book I had a good laugh the characters were pretty great in this book I would recommend it to my friends!!!
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