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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Title: Hello, Sunshine
Author: Laura Dave
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 242
Where to buy: B&N, Amazon, Simon & Schuster
Stars: 4

Summary: 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.

Review: I love that this book kind of opens up with with a song. For me it is a song I am really not too familiar with. In case you are wondering it is Moonlight Mile by The Rolling Stones. I recommend listening to it. I also love that the song carries throughout this book all the way to the end.
Now enough about the song and onto the book. This book had its ups and downs for me. I wanted so much to just absolutely love it. My boyfriends name is Daniel (Danny) so my heart just really was rooting for it all to work out. I loved her sister and her daughter... Okay mostly her daughter. I could really connect to her daughter on a few levels. I was able to quickly and easily read through this book. However with that said it was also kind of easy for me to put down. That isn't necessarily a good sign. I was able to connect to Sunny because at this current time I feel like my life is kind of falling apart but in another way. I could also connect to Sunny in the way of honesty. I am that kind of person. The brutally honest person. The person who says everything they think and feel you can see it in my face if I don't decide to say it out loud. Everyone loses their way and I think that is a really important factor of this book.
Amber is the person that everyone loves to hate.
Now for what I found to be lacking in this book. This being not released yet I found some grammar issues that I am sure will get fixed in production. But past that I feel like they tried to rush the end of the book out. I don't think it flowed as well as the beginning did. I think that is where my love for it started to fall off. I don't feel like it really ended. There was no closure. It didn't end in a cliffhanger either. I guess what I am trying to get at is that the end is what is what disappointed me most about this book. If it had ended as strongly as it had started I would have loved it.  

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