Monday, June 2, 2014
YOUR PERFECT LIFE by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
Two childhood best friends wake up the morning after their twentieth high school reunion to discover that they’ve switched bodies in this hilarious and heartwarming debut by two childhood best friends.
With “a delicious, page-turning premise, and sweet and surprising insights” (New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster), Your Perfect Life perfectly illustrates that old adage: Sometimes, you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to see what’s in her heart.
Best friends since childhood, Casey and Rachel couldn’t lead more different lives. While workaholic Casey rubs elbows with celebrities daily as the host of Gossip TV and comes home nightly to an empty apartment, stay-at-home mom Rachel juggles an “oops” baby, two fiery teenagers, and a husband who barely seems the man she fell in love with two decades before. After an argument at their twentieth high school reunion, Casey and Rachel throw back shots to get the night back on track. Instead, they get a life-changing hangover.
Waking up in each other’s bodies the next morning, they must figure out how to navigate their altered realities. Rachel is forced to face the broadcasting dreams she gave up when she got pregnant in college, and Casey finally steps out of the spotlight to face the real reason why she’s alone. And they soon discover that they don’t know themselves—or their best friend—nearly as well as they thought they did.
YOUR PERFECT LIFE: A Novel
A Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback Original
Price : $15.00/Pages: 304
Publication Date: June 10, 2014
When I was younger I wanted to be someone else because their life seemed more fun than mine, as time passed I realized things are not always as they seem. That's what happens in the lives of these two friends. Rachel and Casey are wonderful characters...warm and fun...perfect best friends! They wake up one morning and have switched lives. The adventure begins!
I had to keep reading and actually finished in two days with lots of smiles and head shaking along the way. This is one of those "I hate to see it end" novels. Take it to the beach with you or even on your back porch, as you read you'll forget where you are anyway.
I received a copy of this book free from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke’s Appearances for YOUR PERFECT LIFE
Sat/Sun June 7-8
Printers Row Lit Fest
Monday, June 9, 7pm ET
Virtual booksigning via Google Hangout
with Allison Winn
Tuesday June 10, 7pm LAKE FOREST BOOKSTORE
at Sullivan Center
A conversation with Jen Lancaster
635 Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL
Wednesday, June 11, 7pm
A conversation with Tracey Garvis Graves
123 W. Jefferson
Thursday, June 12, 7pm
4736-38 North Lincoln Ave.
Monday, June 16, 7pm
BARNES & NOBLE
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA
Tuesday, June 17, 7pm
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Thursday, June 19, 7:30 pm
La Jolla, CA
Friday, June 20, 6pm
LAGUNA BEACH BOOKS
A conversation with Anita Hughes
1200 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA
Sunday, June 22, 2pm
LAGUNA NIGUEL LIBRARY
A conversation with Anita Hughes
30341 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA
About the Authors:
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for 25 years and survived junior high, high school and college together. Liz lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. Lisa, a former talk show producer, now lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, daughter and two bonus children. Your Perfect Life is their first novel.