As we head into the winter break, we’ve collected some of the most exciting praise for THE HOLIDAY SWAP (Putnam in the US and Penguin Canada in Canada):

  • A Book of the Month Pick for December
  • A Globe and Mail “14 books from 2021 that will bring comfort and joy to your holiday reading” pick
  • A CBC’s “13 books for the romantic comedy lover on your holiday shopping list” pick
  • A CBC’s “24 funny books for your holiday shopping list” pick
  • A Toronto Star “25 books for the readers on your holiday list” pick
  • An Elle “10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Fall” selection
  • A Loan Stars’ “Best of the Brightest 2021” pick
  • A HELLO Canada Cozy Holiday Reads pick

“An utterly adorable, pitch-perfect romance with just the right amount of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Swap is a pure delight, I couldn’t stop from smiling.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
“I love this book! It is deliciously fun and wildly romantic, and the dual settings of a baking show set in LA and a family-run bakery in a small snowy town feels like Great British Bakeoff meets Gilmore Girls.… I wanted to befriend the twins, throttle the villains, fall in love with the heroes—and bake up some sourdough.”
—Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of The Gown

“It’s double the treats and double the trouble as twins swap holidays and dramas in this delightful yuletide romance from Knox…There’s both tenderness and comedy as the sisters rediscover their priorities and sibling bond while hilariously struggling to draw the line between their roles and reality. This light romantic romp is delicious fun, perfect for rom-com fans in need of some Christmas cheer.”
—Publishers Weekly

“[A] smart women’s fiction with an unabashedly festive theme. A book to curl up with during the holidays.”
—Toronto Star

“I devoured this delightful romantic comedy in two nights. It’s like Gilmore Girls meets The Parent Trap meets Cake Wars. In other words, it’s perfect.”
—Colleen Oakley, USA Today bestselling author of You Were There Too
“The Holiday Swap dishes up a double dose of fun-loving, feel-good, Christmas cheer, with a recipe for love that’s deliciously irresistible.”
—Karen Schaler, author of Finding Christmas
“The Holiday Swap is the cozy holiday rom-com you crave, complete with double the swoony meet-cutes, scrumptious desserts, and happily-ever-afters. With small-town gossip and reality-TV drama, Maggie Knox serves up a treat that will have foodie fiction fans begging for seconds.”
—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
“This debut from Maggie Knox about twins who swap places for 12 days at Christmas is twice the fun, double the trouble and all the feels. Warm cozy bakeries, cold snowy nights, holiday traditions and two-TWO!-romances to steal my heart—what’s not to love? The smart, quick-paced writing, witty dialogue and swoon-worthy date scenes had me up all night, turning the pages to see what would happen next. I absolutely adored this book—and I can’t wait for more rom-coms from Maggie Knox!”
—Chantel Guertin, bestselling author of Instamom

“The cheery romcom has a premise worthy of a Netflix movie.”

“Every bit as warm and cozy as a Hallmark Christmas movie.”

“Fun and quick-witted. . . . Knox assembles a memorable cast and whips up inventive switched-lives scenarios filled with a host of mishaps that double the fun. Delightfully romantic plot twists further sweeten this lighthearted, feel-good story–with a message–that is sure to make rom-com readers hunger for whatever Knox decides to dish up next.”
—Shelf Awareness

Karma Brown is the bestselling author of five novels: the #1 bestseller Recipe for a Perfect Wife, Come Away with Me (a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2015), Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestsellers The Choices We Make and In This Moment, and The Life Lucy Knew. She is also the author of The 4% Fix: How one hour can change your life. A National Magazine Award–winning journalist, Karma has been published in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, SELF, Redbook, and Today’s Parent, among others. She lives just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter, and a labradoodle named Fred. Karma is represented by Carolyn Forde.

 Marissa Stapley is the internationally bestselling author of Lucky, a Reese’s Book Club Pick, Mating for Life, Things to Do When It’s Raining, and The Last Resort. Marissa’s journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America, including Elle, Today’s Parent, and Reader’s Digest. She lives in Toronto with her family and a precocious black cat named Oscar. Marissa is represented by Samantha Haywood.