hello sunshine

When I first saw the cover of Laura Dave’s new novel, HELLO, SUNSHINE (SimonandSchuster), the music band, Katrina and the Waves summer hit song, “I’m Walking on Sunshine” starting playing in my head. Then I started reading HELLO, SUNSHINE and realized it’s not just chick-lit summer fare. It’s an important book, especially in this climate when some people have no problem blurring the lines between telling the truth and telling lies.

Sunshine Mackenzie has it all! She’s a successful lifestyle guru loved by millions with a top cooking show on YouTube and millions of fans all trying to be Sunshine! She’s close to sealing a deal with the Food Network for a new show. Her cookbooks top the New York Times Bestsellers list and her husband, Danny is delish – she’s absolutely perfect! Or is she?

A tweet pops up on her smart phone screen. She’s been hacked. “Do you know who this is? Here’s a hint: I’m about to ruin you.”

It comes to light, that Sunshine Mackenzie has been hiding a secret and living a lie. Once it hits social media, her perfectly created existence implode! So long yummy hubby, Danny. Wave good-bye to YouTube show and any plans of showing up on the Food Network. The money stops flowing into her accounts and all of her once adoring fans are nowhere to be seen.

It’s time for Sunshine to cook up some humble pie … and take a big bite!

HELLO, SUNSHINE is about secrets, especially the secrets we keep from ourselves. It takes a lot to make one a brand in these modern times, but success can be so easily lost when it’s built on lies. Left with no career, money, Sunshine is able to get her sister to let her sleep on her couch – even though she’s been a really lousy sister.

Let’s face it, everyone loves reading stories about redemption and HELLO, SUNSHINE is one of those reads. Of course we’re going to forgive her, but now it’s her turn to do the right thing and learn some lessons from the ground up – maybe some of us will take away lesson or two, as well. As they say, karma can be a bitch!



Laura Dave is the author of the critically acclaimed novels EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES, THE FIRST HUSBAND, THE DIVORCE PARTY and LONDON IS THE BEST CITY IN AMERICA, and now HELLO SUNSHINE. 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.

To connect with Laura, check out her website   http://www.lauradave.com


Thanks to Simon and Schuster and BookSparks, we’re lucky to have one copy of HELLO, SUNSHINE to giveaway. Just tell us what book or books you’re looking forward to reading this summer. We’ll announce a winner next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!

39 thoughts on “HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave & GIVEAWAY

  1. I am really looking forward to the new Linda Castillo novel in the Kate Burkholder series – Down a Dark Road. I don’t read a lot of series anymore but I’ve been reading this one from the beginning and every book in the series is fantastic.

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  2. I’ve been looking forward to The Lost Letter, cannot wait to read it! I thought of the same thing when I saw this cover, Cindy. I’m still singing Walking on Sunshine. 🙂

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  3. There are so many new books coming out that I just want to read. Some of them are Almost Sisters, Eden, The Identicals and The Night the Lights Went Out. Not sure where to start and that’s just a few that I could think of quick!

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  4. The TBR is bursting at the seams. There are so many awesome releases and some I look forward to are A Paris All your own by Eleanor Brown, The Identicals by Elian Hilderbrand, The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor and Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe. Looking forward to reading a couple new authors as well.

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  5. There are so many books I want to read! I’m already on He Said/She Said. The Lost Letter, The Promise of Pierson Orchard, and The Coppenhagen Affair are just a few. Thanks for a chance! 🙂

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  6. This sounds like a great read. I’m working through some books I’ve had on the reserve list at the library for awhile: Fall by Sara Paretsky; You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron; The Switch by Joseph Finder, and more. Also have ARCs of The Map That Leads to You and The Best of Adam Sharp that I’m looking forward to. Just finished The Breakdown – marvelous.

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  7. This one is actualltnon my list! I am currently reading (and loving) The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry. Next up is The Bookseller. I received my “book of the month” shipment today which included Final Girls, The Child, and The Windfall. My goal for this summer is to read two books per week 😊

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  8. There are so many in my queue: Dead Letters, The Chalk Artist, Hunger, South and West, My Life on the Road, and The Wangs vs. the World.

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  9. I am looking forward to Brenda Novak’s new book Until you loved me, Debbie Macomber’s Any Dream will Do and today I am getting Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery.

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