Monday, December 5, 2022

The Sunshine Girls: A Novel by Molly Fader

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

A cross between Firefly Lane and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, a dual-narrative about two sisters who realize their mother isn’t who they’d always thought when a legendary movie star shows up at her funeral, unraveling the sweeping story of a friendship that begins at a nursing school in Iowa in 1967 and onward as it survives decades of change, war, fame—and the secrets they kept from each other and for each other.

A moment of great change sparks the friendship of a lifetime...

1967, Iowa: Nursing school roommates BettyKay and Kitty don’t have much in common. A farmer’s daughter, BettyKay has risked her family’s disapproval to make her dreams come true away from her rural small town. Cosmopolitan Kitty has always relied on her beauty and smarts to get by, and to hide a devastating secret from the past that she can’t seem to outrun. Yet the two share a determination to prove themselves in a changing world, forging an unlikely bond on a campus unkind to women.

Before their first year is up, tragedy strikes, and the women’s paths are forced apart. But against all odds, a decades-long friendship forms, persevering through love, marriage, failure, and death, from the jungles of Vietnam to the glamorous circles of Hollywood. Until one snowy night leads their relationship to the ultimate crossroads.

Fifty years later, two estranged sisters are shocked when a famous movie star shows up at their mother's funeral. Over one rollercoaster weekend, the women must reckon with a dazzling truth about their family that will alter their lives forever…

my thoughts:

Love, love, love!!! What a fantastic book! Chock full of drama, relationships, family, love, and so much more - this story gave me all the feels and then some. I found myself caught up right from the start and would not put this book down for anything - I just had to find out what would happen next. I really enjoyed every minute I spent with The Sunshine Girls by Molly Fader - what a treat!

To be honest, I don't want to share much about the story, because this is one you must read for yourself - it is just too good to miss out on. Plus, I don't want to reveal anything, because that would ruin the story. So, all I'll share is that this is a story about two unlikely friends who start off as roommates during nursing school and wind up sharing a decades-long friendship - this is their story, alongside two estranged sisters. And, that's all I'll share - just know that you MUST read it for yourself to enjoy all the DRAMA, FRIENDSHIP, and FAMILY for yourself. You will LOVE it to bits!!

I would most definitely recommend The Sunshine Girls by Molly Fader to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you are going to fall in deep with this one. Make sure to check it out!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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