March 13, 2019

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt

Cover Art Courtesy of Goodreads
It's still pretty cold here in Virginia, and there's no escape like a read about somewhere sunny and warm. This adult fiction read, Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt, takes place in Mexico and has a gorgeous beachy cover that screams warmer weather.

In this book, two families head to a gorgeous villa in Puerto Vallarta on a joint vacation and birthday celebration. But as they always say, there's soon trouble in paradise. Jenna's husband keeps taking secretive calls, and she's on edge from her recent cancer diagnosis and the trouble she is having finishing her next book. Not to mention the fact that the family they are with is getting on Jenna's last nerve, and there is unrest in Puerto Vallarta dealing with rival drug cartels. 

What appeared on the surface to be a pretty light read was actually really heavy. It has the struggling family dynamic, drug violence, medical drama, references to autism, and more. Even though the dust jacket said this book was funny, I don't think I laughed once. To me it was much more serious, and evoked anger and sadness rather than comedy. 

I absolutely felt for Jenna. I thought that everyone around her treated her like crap when she was just trying to be a good wife, mother, and friend. I absolutely hated how they treated her diagnosis like it was nothing, just because the prognosis was good. I hope to God I never find myself in her shoes, because I don't know what I would do if I was surrounded by such cruel people.

I did fly through this read, as it was only 275 pages, but it left me feeling on edge and really uncomfortable. While I thought it was a good book, I don't think I can quite say that I enjoyed it simply because of the way it made me feel. But it was written well and thoroughly developed. I'm glad it's over, but I'm also really glad I read it.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Pamela Dorman Books for a finished copy of this read! Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt is out now!

10 comments:

lisy2010 said...

I love this. And I love the way your blog looks

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

This looks interesting, I may need to check it out because I am curious after reading your review.

Christina - Recipe & a Read said...

I have a hard time with books that make me uncomfortable. I'm ok with being scared, on the edge of my seat or what have you but uncomfortable is a hard one for me. However, you've definitely piqued my interest here - great review!

Whispering Stories Blog said...

Sometimes books do that to you. Your not sure you liked it, but you definitely didn't hate it. A mixed bag.

DJ Sakata said...

Sounds intense if it kept you on edge

Amanda McGill said...

Great review. Sounds like an interesting read.

Robin Loves Reading said...

I think I have this in my TBR. I don’t like your viewpoint on a book that you enjoyed it it’s in time didn’t make you feel good. I have books that Make me feel conflicted as well.

Katelynne Lawson said...

I could use a sunny escape too!

Heidi said...

Great review! That cover makes it look interesting! :)

Jordana said...

Great review, thanks. I love how these books make regular domestic challenges seem so dark and sinister!