Review: Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun 
By Dana Reinhardt
Pamela Dorman Books, 9780525557968, March 2019, 288pp.

The Short of It:

Vacation Lit is a thing and I am a sucker for it.

The Rest of It:

Two families arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Jenna has organized the trip to celebrate her husband’s fiftieth birthday–she’s been looking forward to it for months. She’s sure everything is going to be just perfect–and the margarita refills delivered by the house staff certainly don’t hurt, either. What could go wrong? – Indiebound

A lot, but not in the way you expect. I imagined a kidnapping or a murder or some psychotic episode but this vacation goes wrong in the way many vacations go wrong; small, subtle clues that all is not what you pictured and that life is about to get challenging. Annoying, perfect friends, a husband who spends too much time working even while on vacation, teens who go off to do their own thing only to leave their parents worrying about their whereabouts. And then in the midst of it all, a full staff of servants who become reluctant witnesses to it all falling apart.

I love vacation lit. I don’t travel much so when an author takes me to another country through her writing and keeps me turning those pages, then I consider it a win. I was entertained and the story was realistic in what could happen on a vacation like this one. I felt as if I got to know the characters pretty well and the pace felt right. If you enjoy vacation lit, give Tomorrow There Will Be Sun a try.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

15 thoughts on “Review: Tomorrow There Will Be Sun”

    1. I’ve always thought of stories centered around vacations as “vacation lit” but never actually heard anyone else mention it before. But while trying to find other books like this one, I see that it’s a thing now. It kept popping up everywhere.

    1. Me too. I am a total armchair traveler. I used to read travel narratives but fictional vacations can be just as good. Certainly more entertaining!

      1. I just like staying closer to home for a while. But we traveled so much before that’s it’s ok…I used to come home from school on a Friday and hop on a plane with Den for business work/fun…

    1. I heard some mixed things about this book but I really thought it was pretty good. I’ve been on vacations like this one, where things just don’t go well and you spend your entire time trying to make up for it because the clock just keeps ticking away.

    1. Me too! The kidnapping game is strong in these types of books. Or just missing children in general. I still read those books though. I have no idea why. I get suckered in.

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