This book is a great beach read! You feel the frustration of Sunshine Mackenzie, the star of a cooking empire, as her world collapses around her, the victim of an orchestrated act of sabotage. Her attempt to whitewash her early life and escape her past masks painful childhood memories of neglect, but she is forced to return to her hometown and face her family. Like a phoenix, she decides to rebuild her life from the ground up. In the end, she triumphs in a most humble way. Very entertaining! — Shirley Cagle
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.