The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life.
Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters.
As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother’s overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother’s criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London—and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother’s fame, while her marriage crumbled around her.
But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother’s illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The Sunshine Sisters had us laughing so hard we received concerned looks from fellow commuters. But in addition to being hilarious, Jane Green’s 19th novel packs a real emotional punch. The story revolves around Ronni Sunshine—a glorious literary creation. An impossibly difficult Hollywood star with ALS, Ronni convinces her three largely estranged daughters to return home and help her die. What follows is a timeless tale full of rich family drama and jet-black humor.
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I enjoyed the author’s compelling characters and easy to read writing style. The novel reaffirms for me that while family interactions may seem dysfunctional at times, there is always a tarnished silver lining. Easy, breezy with food for thought; it was a perfect summer read.
Hilarious?? I must be reading the wrong book. The first 200 pages are unbelievably depressing in so many ways.
Can’t continue....waste of money!!