Two moms as opposite as a Happy Meal and a quinoa bowl. What a difference a week makes in a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud novel by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler.
Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers’ nightmares. Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the end of the day. The only thing that ruins it all is her workaholic, career-obsessed neighbor, who makes no secret of what she thinks of Celeste’s life choices every chance she gets.
Wendy Charles is a celebrated productivity consultant, columnist, and speaker. On a minute-by-minute schedule, she makes the working-mom hustle look easy. She even spends at least one waking hour a day with her kids. She’s not apologizing for a thing. Especially to Celeste, who plays her superior parenting against Wendy whenever she can.
Who do Celeste and Wendy think they are? They’re about to find out thanks to one freaky week. After a neighborhood potluck and too much sangria, they wake up—um, what?—in each other’s bodies. Everything Celeste and Wendy thought they knew about the “other kind of mom” is flipped upside down—along with their messy, complicated, maybe not so different lives.
“Making a compelling case for moderation in all things, Harms (The Bright Side of Going Dark, 2020) paints her heroines as flawed but loving mothers, each managing in the best way she knows how. The most clever and incisive take on the Mommy Wars since Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It, Harms’s latest captures the messy, complicated, and often all-consuming mindset of motherhood.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Freaky Friday for the mom set, this novel by Harms (The Bright Side of Going Dark) is full of fun, relatable, and cringe-worthy moments, as each woman experiences life on the other side of the fence.” —Library Journal
“The Seven Day Switch is a must-read for the summer.” —Fort Hood Sentinel
“Harms delights in The Seven Day Switch. When polar-opposites Celeste and Wendy chug magical sangria and find themselves literally walking in the other’s shoes, they’ll soon discover that maybe they aren’t so different after all. Heartwarming and hilarious, with an incredibly satisfying ending, we guarantee you will love this book!” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of How to Save a Life
“Kelly Harms has created a funny, zany story of two moms who drink some sangria with imported vodka and suddenly find themselves inhabiting each other’s bodies. (Think Freaky Friday with two grown women who don’t much like each other.) As she takes us on a ride exploring the ever-present ‘mommy wars’—starring one way-too-busy productivity-expert mom and a stay-at-home mother who has become the neighborhood carpooler—Harms very quietly brings us to some profound and unexpected truths about love and parenting and what makes a satisfying life. Written with Harms’s disarming humor and honesty, The Seven Day Switch is fun and funny—and leaves you with a powerful punch.” —Maddie Dawson, bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners
Kelly Harms is the Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of five books, including The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, a Goodreads top ten fiction book of the year and a WFWA STAR Award finalist. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages throughout the world. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her clever son, Griffin; charming Irishman Chris; and Scout, the best dog in dogtown. For more information visit www.kellyharms.com.