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The Christmas Swap
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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When his wife tosses Frank Midland out of his farmhouse the weekend after Thanksgiving, he meets two friends at a diner and discovers that they, too, are banished from home by busy women already preparing for Christmas. The men hatch a plan to swap wives for a day to teach them a lesson in perspective. But in the six weeks before Christmas, the wives vow revenge with a plan of their own, and the entire community of Clearview, Virginia becomes involved. Meanwhile, a devious developer threatens to ruin the town center, a mysterious stranger appears and reappears, a savvy newspaper photographer aligns with a talented seamstress and her physically challenged son, and local citizens are spellbound by reports of an illusive and rare white fawn. As the Swap moves forward, plans go awry, secrets are spilled, and lives are transformed, while Frank and his friends discover surprising lessons in perspective they had never imagined This book is about love in all its wondrous variety of husbands and wives, parents and children, people and animals, citizens and their community all tied to a small town struggling to preserve its rural soul.
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Beatlefan129
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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Thank you for the gift, I can‘t wait to dig in to the book and the chocolates! The socks were an extra special touch 😊🧦
#JolabokaflodSwap

MaleficentBookDragon Good choice. I'm bummed I missed the movie. 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 3w
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sherryvdh
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9A.M., and I just couldn't wait any longer! @Alora thank you so much! This #canuckchristmasswap package is phenomenal. I love everything! (I may have already cracked open the lip exfoliator and put it to use.) I've been looking for Wintersong in stores around here forever, and could never find it. I literally squealed when I opened it. And those bath macarons are so cute, and smell amazing. Thank you again.
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

squirrelbrain Lovely parcel! ❤️ 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A wonderful package! ❤💚 3w
Alora You are very welcome!! After getting you The Toll and hearing all the hype, I have started the series too! 😍 Merry Christmas to you and your family! ❤️💚❤️💚 3w
Pricel101 So nice!! 🎅❤️💚 3w
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Jerdencon
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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Opened my #jolabokaflodswap gift and I love it but don‘t know who to thank for it - there was no card or info on who it‘s from - so if it‘s you - please let me know so I can thank you! Can‘t wait to start reading this and eating my chocolate! Merry Christmas!
Thanks for organizing this again @MaleficentBookDragon - this is such a great swap! (And could you let me know who I can thank?) ❤️🌲🎅🏻😀

Kharp @Jerdencon it was me!! Left the card out of the box on accident 🤦🏼‍♀️. So excited that you love it! 🎉 Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 3w
Kharp Let me know your review of the book! I have it in my tbr! 3w
Jerdencon @kharp Thank you!! I am so excited to read this book....I will definitely let you know how it is! Merry Christmas! 😁 3w
MaleficentBookDragon This book is very popular for this swap. ♥it! Happy #Jolabokaflod! 3w
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sherryvdh
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My #canuckchristmasswap package made it in today, @Alora ! I can't wait to open it. I'm glad I don't have long to wait! And thank you #poutinepenpals for all the thoughtful holiday cards. (I believe there are a couple not pictured. I believe they were stolen away by my boys. Nothing is safe in this house, I swear. Lol)
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Alora Yaaay!! I‘m so glad it arrived today! I was getting worried and just about to check the tracking info! 😂 4w
BookishTrish Happy Holidays 4w
mcctrish So exciting 3w
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TheWordJar
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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I finally mailed out my #JolabokaflodSwap packages for @Shadowfat and @Scochrane26 but forgot to take a picture. Your packages should arrive on Monday, paving the way for a midnight opening. Or am I the only one planning that???

wanderinglynn Nope, I‘m totally going to open mine at midnight! 🙌🏻😉🎄 1mo
Moonprismpower Well now that I‘ve seen this post I have it my head to open mine at midnight too! 😂 4w
Scochrane26 Of course I will open at midnight or first thing the next morning. I‘m terrible at waiting. I‘m having a hard time waiting to open my advent calendar each day & I just got it a week ago. 4w
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TheWordJar
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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My #jolabokaflodswap packages arrived yesterday! Thank you @Texreader and @TheBookHippie ! Can‘t wait for Christmas Eve! 🎄

Texreader Yay!!! All your presents are wrapped so you can open the box! 1mo
TheBookHippie Yaaaas!!!!! Phew 1mo
TheBookHippie Ps I told amazon to wrap it but no idea how that goes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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Sharpeipup
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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@Trashcanman your #JolabokaflodSwap was mailed by my husband but he forgot to label it on it so if you get a mysterious book shaped package, it‘s from me.
@MaleficentBookDragon

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throwmeabook
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My #PoutinePenPals #CanuckChristmasSwap package has arrived and is now safe under the Christmas tree awaiting opening day! 🎁❤️🎅

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sherryvdh
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I didn't get a picture of it beforehand, but my #CanuckChristmasSwap package is on its way as of this morning! It will hopefully arrive at its destination next week. I took a picture of our little village post office instead. 😊🎅🎁 #poutinepenpals @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 👍🏻📚🎅🏼 1mo
KarynGood So cute!!!! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I forgot to tell you that I got your Xmas card! Thank you so much. 😊 1mo
sherryvdh @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you're very welcome! Glad it made it! 1mo
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sherryvdh
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All wrapped up, and ready to be shipped out later this week! #CanuckChristmasSwap #PoutinePenPals @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💚❤🎅🏼 1mo
Pricel101 Such cute gift wrap! 😊🎄 1mo
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sherryvdh
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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Yay I'm back online, and just in time for some fun! Thanks for doing this @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

🎄 Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction
☕ Coke, Coffee, Tea (except chamomile... allergic)
🎅 Bookmarks, Sticky notes, etc
🤶 Nail polish, face masks, soaps & lotions, bath products
🍬 Chocolate and holiday cookies
☃️ A Muppet Christmas Carol
🎁 I'm pretty easy to please!
#xmasfaves #canuckchristmasswap

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Tianarose
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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I can get behind this tradition! And really makes me look forward the #canuckchristmasswap with #poutinpenpals @Alora would love to pick your brain to find out what kind of things you like :)

PurpleyPumpkin Love this tradition! My hubby and I did this for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. 🎁🎄📚 2mo
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throwmeabook
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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Thank you @BookishTrish for the fabulous #christmasbookswap package. I have wanted to read these two books forever and I love the llama notebook. It‘s perfect for keeping track of my reading in 2019! ❤️❤️❤️ A big thank you to @MyBookSwapClub for organizing this fantastic swap. Merry Christmas!!! 🎅🎄❄️

BookishTrish I am so happy you like your gifts. You were a lot of fun to buy for. Xoxo 13mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Just received my #ChristmasBookSwap package! Thank you @WeeziesBooks

Did you ever receive your package? It should have been delivered?

WeeziesBooks I just picked mine up today! Thank you! 13mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer Awesome! I'm so glad it got to you! ☺ 13mo
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RaimeyGallant
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My #ChristmasBookSwap package is ready! My swap partner Lynne isn't on Litsy, so I should be safe posting a pic. Lynne and I decided to swap 1 book from our wish lists, and she's into traveling, so a few goodies for that. When you open the paper fortune teller, it tells you which genre you're destined to read. It took me 3 attempts on the kirigami tree, the corner bookmark was easy, and the envelope holding the book darts is structurally unsound.

RaimeyGallant Thanks @MyBookSwapClub for organizing! 13mo
CrowCAH Love paper crafting! All looks great! 13mo
LauraBeth This looks so thoughtful and cute 😍 13mo
MyBookSwapClub Beautiful and very thoughtful! Thank you for joining last minute and helping out :) xoxo 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loving your craft works, beautiful! 💗 13mo
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throwmeabook
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My #christmasbookswap package has arrived @BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you @MyBookSwapClub for organizing!

BookishTrish Hooray! I‘m so happy it‘s arrived and CANNOT WAIT until you open it. 13mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Forgot to post this earlier, but I sent out my #MerryAndBrightSwap and #ChristmasBookSwap packages out this morning! Hopefully they arrive on time and intact! @MyBookSwapClub @EH2018 @WeeziesBooks 🎅 🎄 🎁 📚

EH2018 👍🎄🎁🎉 13mo
WeeziesBooks Thank you! I have yours going out Monday! 13mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @WeeziesBooks sounds good! 👍☺📚 13mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Since I'm home alone, I'm taking a break from reading tonight to wrap gifts including those for my swaps! Westley is supervising! 🐕 #MerryAndBrightSwap #ChristmasBookSwap Hopefully these will be sent out right away tomorrow morning!
#dogsoflitsy

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tracey38
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#Christmasbookswap is all ready to go out. Just gotta get a box tomorrow and it'll be mailed @Quirkybookworm

@MyBookSwapClub

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throwmeabook
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Your #christmasbookswap package is on its way to you @BookishTrish 📚💕 Thanks @MyBookSwapClub for organizing! ❤️

BookishTrish The paper is so cute! 😍 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty wrapping and presentation! 13mo
Avanders How pretty!! 13mo
tammysue Pretty! 13mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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📚📚📚ATTENTION LITTENS!!!📚📚📚

Did you miss signups for other holiday swaps? Have you been possessed by the Christmas spirit of giving? Good news, @bookish_wookish is hosting her first swap! Gift opening isn't until January, so you will have plenty of time to shop. You have until December 8th to sign up and join the fun! Here's the link to signup: https://www.elfster.com/gift-exchanges/479ad78c-2406-4bf3-b2a2-d89e1c26bc7f/?joi...
#ListySwaps

bookish_wookish Thank you!!!! 😊☺️😘 13mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @bookish_wookish You're welcome! Good luck! 😊 13mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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Had a quick shift at work and then picked up some treats for my two Christmas swap matches...plus some treats for myself & of course I treated myself to a latte. Now I just need to pick up a couple more books & I'm set! 🎄 🎁 📚 🎅 #ChristmasBookSwap #MerryAndBrightSwap

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Jilly6183
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I have a problem... This gift doesn't fit! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂🎄 #stuffedstockingswap

BookNAround 😂😂😂 14mo
mreads Oops 😁. Um but you know that box is big enough to break down and make the size box you need. 14mo
CouronneDhiver Ooopsie. What‘s the plan? Lol 14mo
Jilly6183 @mreads @CouronneDhiver I am going to try to find a box that will fit everything, but worst case I might just ship two different boxes I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
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MrBook
The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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We're bringing two books for #ThePoconoBookClub Holiday Grab Bag today 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!

mrp27 Lovely picture! 2y
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