Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave ~ My Thoughts


Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
Print and ebook, 256 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Simon Schuster

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 truly is living the dream. A lifestyle guru for the modern age, Sunshine is beloved by millions of people who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and millions more scour her website for recipes, wisdom, and her enticing suggestions for how to curate a perfect life. She boasts a series of #1 New York Times bestselling cookbooks, a devoted architect husband, and a reputation for sincerity and kindness—Sunshine seems to have it all. But she’s hiding who she really is. And when her secret is revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. What Sunshine does in the ashes of destruction will save her in more ways than she can imagine.

In our modern world, where celebrity is a careful construct, Laura Dave’s compelling, enticing novel explores the devastating effect of the secrets we keep in public…and in private. Hello, Sunshine is a fresh, provocative look at a woman teetering between a scrupulously assembled life and the redemptive power of revealing the truth.

My thoughts about Hello, Sunshine ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"You should probably know two things up front. And the first is this: On my thirty-fifth birthday—the day I lost my career and husband and my home in one uncompromising swoop—I woke up to one of my favorite songs playing on the radio-alarm clock."

I can't imagine what it would be like to go from having it all to losing everything, in one fell swoop. Sunshine has that happen to her, but when your life is based on lies, I suppose it's bound to happen at some point. Those little lies have a way of catching up with you.

Hello, Sunshine is a wonderful read as we watch Sunshine try to figure out her life when everything she loves is gone. This is the first novel of Laura's that I have read but I will definitely be adding the rest of her books to my TBR list.

I received a copy of Hello, Sunshine in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author

Laura Dave

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Ooohhh never heard of this one, but I'm very curious what all the lies are about! Gonna add it to my TBR, thanks!


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