Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Hello, Sunshine
Laura Dave
Simon and Schuster
July 11, 2017

From Laura Dave—the author of the “addictive” (Us Weekly), “winning” (Publishers Weekly) and critically acclaimed bestseller Eight Hundred Grapes—comes a new novel about the secrets we keep…even from ourselves. Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. And then she gets hacked. When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses the husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. She’s forced to return to the childhood home—and the estranged sister—she’s tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life. In a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is a compelling, funny, and evocative novel about what it means to live an authentic life in an inauthentic age.

My Thoughts:

Hello, Sunshine is the first book by Laura Dave I have read.  Admittedly, I have had her book Eight Hundred Grapes on my TBR Shelf forever, but alas I have yet to read it.  With that said, if her other books are even half as good as this one, then I’ve been missing out!

Hello, Sunshine is about a food blogger/vlogger turned Food Network star named Sunshine Mackenzie.  She is living her dreams of being in the public eye when out of nowhere she receives a message threatening to ruin her.  This person knows deep secrets about Sunshine her husband doesn’t even know.  With her career, love, and friendships on the line, Sunshine is thrown into a whirlwind of chaos.

This book was both hilarious and sad.  I was sucked into Sunshine’s life from the beginning.  A lot of her bad decisions were completely her fault, yet I found myself sympathizing and empathizing with the pain she endured through out the book.

I found this book to be a guilty pleasure, almost like a bad reality show.  I would recommend this book as a great quick summer read.

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About the Author:

Laura Dave is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The First Husband, The Divorce Party, London Is The Best City In America, and the forthcoming Eight Hundred Grapes. Dave’s fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, ESPN, Redbook, Glamour and Ladies Home Journal.

Dubbed “a wry observer of modern love” (USA Today), Dave has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and NPR’s All Things Considered.  Cosmopolitan Magazine recently named her a “Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year.”

Three of her novels have been optioned for the big screen with Dave adapting Eight Hundred Grapes for Fox2000.


P.S. Here goes my little disclaimer…

Thanks goes to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to review this book prior to publication. All opinions expressed in this review are solely mine and I did not receive any payment.

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