Sunday, June 29, 2014

Review: Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

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YOUR PERFECT LIFE (Washington Square Press/Atria; June 10, 2014).  It’s a witty, honest, and touching novel by lifelong friends and co-authors, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, that explores the nature of friendship, jealousy, and unexpected second chances.  

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 to 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 confront the reason she gave up her broadcasting dreams when she got pregnant in college, and Casey finally steps out of the spotlight to face the truth about 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.

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke bring humor and heart to every page of this novel that is sure to please fans of In Her Shoes and The Opposite of Me. Your Perfect Life is a story about two very different women, what they didn't know about each other, and how, by switching lives, they each learn to appreciate their own.


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Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

(http://www.lizandlisa.com and have been best friends for 25 years and survived 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 not only hilarious, but thought provoking as well!!!  Why do we always think the grass is greener on the other side?  Why do we let life get in the way of friendships, fun and just living?  Your Perfect Life is a culmination of all these situations and creates a story about paving your own path, creating your own happiness and empowering yourself in everything you do.  I think that Fenton and Steinke voices and writing are beautifully matched and this story flowed so well you would never know two writers were sharing the pen. 4.5 stars





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