Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Expected publication: July 11th, 2017
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Adult
* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*
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.
This sure was a surprising book for a chick lit. I haven’t read many lately, but I always enjoy reading some especially during summer. They are just easy, fun reads. But this one was actually a bit deeper than any of the ones I’ve read so far.
I read this book in two stands. I just couldn’t make myself stop. I wanted to know what was happening next. And it was so surprisingly worth it!
Sunshine is a culinary star. She has everything she ever wanted: a husband, a career and a house in the best place she could find. Until everything ends, when she is hacked and exposed. Sunshine is the definition of fake. She can’t cook, her history is made up, and to top it up, she was unfaithful.
But no matter what, I still cared for her. I thought deep inside she wasn’t a bad person. With the exception of being unfaithful, all the rest didn’t make me look bad at her. And even tho she had millions of fans and persons all around her, she was terribly lonely. She just didn’t know it. This book is full of fake people, which is quite common since we are talking about the internet world (Not everybody on the internet is fake, obviously, but it’s undeniable that there are some). But there are some beautiful ones too. And I loved to see Sunshine change and find her true self.
I really loved some characters in this book. They were unexpected and interesting. Especially little Sammy, her sister’s daughter. She was just precious!
I really liked the writing and I couldn’t get enough of this book. Plus, it’s quite an unpredictable book, which is not so common with chick-lit. It has some astonishing surprises and twists. This was a beautiful, cute book and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an easy fast read yet surprising.
Do you enjoy chick-lit? What’s your favorite? What did you think of this one? Let’s discuss it in the comments!