Hello, Sunshine

Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. Sunshine 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. Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until she gets hacked.

When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses her 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.

  • “If her Instagram feed is to be believed, Sunshine MacKenzie has it all. But after a hack costs her her career, husband, and apartment, she heads home to figure out whether her sense of self is permanently lost as well. A clever beach bag must-have that points up the follies of FOMO.”

    People
  • "Dave reveals her skill at crafting deeply flawed yet sympathetic characters and avoids easy resolutions in favor of realizations hard won by the heroine. The settings—both the glamorous Manhattan and Hamptons environs and the restaurant-kitchen intrigues—are engaging...Sunshine’s journey to define herself apart from her Instagram filters and YouTube followers is where the novel shines."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "Dave creates a resilient, likable heroine whom readers can sympathize with and root for...Sunshine's journey is full of warmth, heart, and enough surprising twists to keep the story fresh. This upbeat, engaging exploration of finding one's authentic self is sure to make some of the "Best of Summer" book lists."

    Library Journal
  • “Dave’s novel will pull readers in from page one, and Sunshine will have readers in her corner, rooting her on as she uncovers what makes her special in a way that her celebrity life never could.”

    Booklist
  • "A smart, fun read about trying to live an authentic life in the age of social media overload."

    PopSugar.com
  • “Bestselling author Laura Dave proves her literary magic once again in her latest summer hit Hello, Sunshine – the absolutely unputdownable novel about a YouTube superstar and her fall from Internet stardom. An enticingly delicious celebration of authenticity, there is no chance you won’t consume this golden summer read in one sitting.”

    Redbook.com
  • “Wickedly funny and gorgeously entertaining, this is the beach read you need to preorder ASAP!”

    Redbook.com
  • "I loved this novel."

    Library Reads
  • "Dave's sprightly, effervescent prose style crafts a deeply flawed character who is somehow still lovable and relatable."

    HarpersBazaar.com
  • "Perfect summer reading...For fans of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Something Borrowed."

    Tallahassee Democrat
  • "Hello, Sunshine is scandalous, gossipy, fun to read, and as juicy as that slice of fruit on the cover!... If you were looking for your beach read, this is it."

    BookRiot
  • “A delightfully addictive page-turner”

    W Magazine
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  • Best Books of Summer Selection by People, Elle, Redbook, Domino Magazine, Us Weekly, PopSugar, PureWow, InStyle, W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Southern Living, Arizona Republic, and Tallahassee Democrat
  • Library Reads Pick
  • Epicurious Best Foodie Reads Selection