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Switch A Wish by M.B. Earnheardt
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Switch-A-Wish by M.B. Earnheardt

Have you ever been so frustrated and angry at a person you wished for just a moment that he could spend just a moment in your shoes? Such was the case with Chris and Amanda Claridge.

Multiple college degrees between them, ten years of marriage, three children, an overbearing mother-in-law and years of frustration have landed this long time couple at a bitter en passé. Amanda is a brilliant journalist who has laid her career aspirations aside to care for her growing family. Disheartened by her absentee and neglectful husband, she just doesn’t know what to do as her complaints go unheard and her needs go unmet.

Chris finds himself juxtaposed between his professional and his home lives. At work he is the witty, sexy and extremely popular professor whose sights are set on advancement. At home, he’s the husband and father his wife feels can do nothing right. Frequently feeling like a failure in the relationship department has his bruised ego looking to be stroked…and one of his students is just the one to do it.

Jenna has had her eye on Chris for years, rearranging her schedule just to make sure their paths stay connected. She is cute, fun, carefree and determined to make Chris her man…despite the fact that he has a wife and kids a home.

On a day when Chris and Amanda have both decided they’ve had enough of each other and of their failing marriage, a simple request from their daughter sets in motion a chain of events that can only be described as bizarre and miraculous. Suddenly forced inside of each other worlds, they learn much about each other, about themselves, about the cost of love and forgiveness.

Earnheardt’s debut is a great success. She has skillfully taken the reader inside the very different world of the opposite sex. Her accounts are accurate, witty and non-judgmental, causing a reader to reflect on her own gender dynamics. Sometimes the very thing that is needed to bring understanding, empathy and compassion is to spend a moment in the shoes of another person. In Switch-A-Wish, Earnheardt allows us the rare opportunity to do just that.
4 stars
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Reviewed by Tumika Patrice Cain
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April 20, 2016 – Shelved

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