Hello, Sunshine: a Review 

Hello, Sunshine 

By Laura Dave

256 pages

July, 2017

Simon Schuster

Fiction. Chick Lit

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. Goodreads Synopsis
I really loved Eight Hundred Grapes when I read it last year, so when I heard she had a new book out, I was THRILLED!!  So I naturally had high expectations for this one and let me tell you now, it did not disappoint!

So much of this story was relatable to anyone on social media, from the celebrity to the small account, it’s easy to become wrapped up in the “fakeness” of what’s posted.  Easy to become someone you aren’t.  

Sunshine’s snarkiness comes across so wonderfully with her little side comments to the reader.  Most of the time it’s like she’s really talking to you.

Not once in the book did anything feel like it was dragging along, or inserted as filler. Everything was so well done that the story just takes off.

I highly recommend Hello, Sunshine for fans of general fiction/chic lit/beachy summer reads that aren’t about a beach house.  


Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending me an early copy for review.


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