Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave (Chrissy’s review)


Hello, Sunshine 
written byLaura Dave
published by Simon Schuster, 2017

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book? 
I did enjoy this read. It wasn’t quite what I expected, and I’m happy about that.

Hello, Sunshine starts off with the leading lady, Sunshine Mackenzie, telling the readers not to like her. And I questioned that from the beginning. And that questioning kept me reading until the end. This book moved. Sunshine’s fall from the top was swift and merciless. And then she had to rebuild her life . . . whether that was the same life or a different life or an old life, she had to come back from the bottom. I liked the road Sunshine took. It wasn’t what I was expecting. The reveal toward the end was a surprise for me. I didn’t see it coming at all. This book had a few other surprises, too. I definitely read it every free chance I had.

Hello, Sunshine was my first Laura Dave book, but it won’t be my last. I have Eight Hundred Grapes sitting on my shelf. I will be reading that soon!


Would I recommend it? Sure! If you like chick lit/women’s fiction, definitely pick up this one!



About the book – from Goodreads: 
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.



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  1. You are the second blog to recommend this book that I have read today.. I am looking forward to adding it to my collection of books to read.

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