The Christmas Swap is a short novella written by Melody Carlson. While I have enjoyed many of the author’s other works, this one seemed rushed. Two families swap houses for Christmas – one in Arizona, the other in Colorado. The storyline starts like it’s the setting of a Hallmark movie. I enjoyed the skiing scenes the most. They really did make you want to hit the slopes. But where it fell flat for me was the interaction between characters and how rushed the storyline felt. Maybe the behaviors of the mom and adult daughter would have been more tolerable with some additional character development. Instead they came off as miserable, unkind and not who the main character would choose to spend her holidays around. The relationship that develops between the two main characters is very rushed, specifically at the end. For me it was just ok, but I will say it’s a quick read and others may find it enjoyable. If you are looking for something fast to read that puts you in the mood to ski or stay in a beautiful cabin on a mountain, then give The Christmas Swap a try.