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Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  35 reviews
A private Mexican villa is the backdrop to this smart, absorbing story of a milestone vacation in a tropical paradise gone wrong, wrong, wrong.

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 goin
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Pamela Dorman Books
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It is an undeniable truth that there is nothing duller than someone else’s travel mishaps. But when those mishaps are encountered to escape the worst vacation in the history of vacations, perhaps they deserve to be heard.

In my eyes, Jenna—the sole narrator of this novel—puts her foot in her mouth with those sentiments. In no way, shape or form is her vacation what I would consider the worst of the worst. Not even close. So, referencing her words, does that make Tomorrow There Will Be Sun under
Katie B
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This one left me feeling a bit conflicted about how much I truly enjoyed the book. I can't say I really liked any of the characters but yet I did have an interest in finding out what was going to happen in their lives. I guess I can file this one under the category of it was an okay way to pass the time but I probably won't remember much about this book within a couple months.

Jenna arrives in Puerto Vallarta to celebrate her husband's 50th birthday with her family. They will be sharing a house w
Once in a while, I get in the mood for something far outside my usual reading habits. This general fiction piece about two families of friends sharing a vacation villa in Puerta Vallarta and showcases that a truly horrid vacation story might be the one you never tell and never leaves you the same.

Jenna is the narrator of this story and she turns out to be an everyday, average middle-aged woman who has a penchant for needing control over everything, lots of worrying, and a confidence of being set
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun to read and enjoyable books. I liked the style of writing and how it describes the situations and the characters.
The plot was great, you cannot help being hooked.
A good book that I recommend.
Many thanks to Pamela Dorman Books and Edelweiss for this ARC
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up. Compulsively readable fluff.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Jenna's husband and his best friend are turning 50, so she has secured a rental in Puerta Vallarta for their families. A week of sun, getting away from it all, and time spent together would be perfect, if things went as smoothly as Jenna envisioned. While this was an easy and quick read, it wasn't one of my favorites. There were a lot of things I didn't like about the book but it wasn't an awful book, it just fell flat for me.

I prefer strong female characters and Jenna definitely did not fit the
Two married couples, children included, are off to Mexico for a luxury resort vacation. Jenna organized the trip to celebrate her husband Peter's 50th birthday. Their teenage daughter Clem is with them as well. Peter's best friend Solly and his wife Ingrid have joined them along with their 5 year old Ivan. Rounding out the group is Malcolm, Solly's son from his first marriage. The novel is told from Jenna's point of view. She is an annoying character as are most of the others since none of them ...more
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed reading this book until I was close to the end. It ended without a resolution or explanation of how their lives continued. Very disappointing. I feel like I'm left
Hanging and wondering.
Jean Benedict
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable read. Jenna and her family go with her husbands best friend and his family on a luxurious vacation to Mexico.What can go wrong? This where the plot gets interesting. I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway.A fast interesting read.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received Tomorrow There Will Be Sun as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

To celebrate the 50th birthdays of her husband Peter and his best friend and business partner Solly, Jenna has planned a weeklong stay at a luxurious villa in Puerto Vallarta. Along for the trip are Jenna and Peter's teenage daughter Clem, Solly's wife Ingrid, Solly's teenage son Malcolm, and Solly and Ingrid's young son, Ivan. While there, Jenna must navigate her dormant relationship with her husband and her distant daughter,
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Quick read. Overall enjoyable
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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I was intrigued enough to finish this book, but I'm not sure I was fully on board with all of the characters. Jenna's insecurities and low self-esteem made her unlikable, especially with everything she had going for her. The ending was a bit of a letdown, but this would still make a short and enjoyable beach read this summer. Three out of five stars. Thank you to Penguin First to Read for the advanced copy.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from a Goodreads giveaway.

This book would be great as a quick poolside or travel read. I felt that the author dwelled upon certain topics a little too in depth without providing much closure (for example, Ivan and his "ding dong" phrase). The bickering dialogue was annoying. And I disliked the whole idea of making Jenna look completely crazy.

I have to say that the cover was beautiful when I first saw the book. Very appealing!
Charlotte Brackett
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Viking Books and the author for the advanced copy of this book that I won through Goodreads!

I flew through this book. Read it for hours at a time. Would put on my coat to leave, pick it up, read a few pages while standing in my kitchen, and then get on with my day. It was a very hard to put down.

That being said, the book wasn't what I expected. "Vacation gone wrong, wrong, wrong" and "her privileged life is about to be changed forever dot dot dot" made me think this was going to be
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I liked this book about two families who go on the "perfect vacation" to celebrate a 50th birthday. Nothing goes right, despite the fact that Mexico and the villa they are staying in seem the perfect getaway, and there's lots of backstory involved. The main character at times can seem to be a bit of a pain, but all in the all the writing is good and the story is enjoyable. I do feel, however, that the ending was a bit rushed ...more
Brandi Nyborg
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book through a giveaway. I had some really high hopes for this book. A vacation gone totally awry? Sign me up. While I did for the most part enjoy the story, I think my lack of caring for Jenna really hurt it for me. I think it’s better suited for someone who enjoys watching the twists and turns of relationships slowly unraveling.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This reads like a travel journal. Broken down by each day on a weeks vacation taken by two families. I enjoyed the book, would read another by the author. The end sort of left me hanging.

This book absorbed me!

I absolutely could relate to Jenna. Loved her character from start to finish.
The whole way through, this book was five-stars. It was one I could read over and over. Ms. Reinhardt's humor, take on family and friend dynamics, and her conversational writing is spot-on, flowing so smoothly I didn't want to put it down.

Then...oy! I got to the last 10-pages and was left with a hole dug into my heart. I know the synopsis said everything goes wrong, wrong, wrong. But I
Nissa Marquart
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Tomorrow There Will Be Sun is an okay book. I was expecting it to be much better. The characters and dynamic of the relationships are realistic, relatable even, but they're not that interesting. Parts that seemed like they could get interesting ended too soon, I felt that some of the parts were completely random and didn't make sense, and the book left me feeling like ' is she or is she not going to divorce him.' It left off on a rather disappointing note and the book felt like there was ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
The description on this ARC led me to think it would be a zany, funny, Mexican adventure. It wasn't too much that, but I liked it for what it was - a woman in her late 40s re-evaluating her life and who she is, along with her friend and family relationships. It could be because I'm the exact same age as Jenna (and my husband the same age as hers), but I found a lot of her insights and observations to be very relatable.

Note to editors, if you see this: The Newbery Award only has one "r."
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC copy from a Goodreads Giveaway, but was not obligated to post a review. The review is my honest opinion.

I can honestly say I struggled through this book. Although I didn't hate it, I didn't love it either. I never truly connected to any of the characters, especially the sole-narrator, Jenna, in a deep manner that made me want to read the story non-stop. A true storyline never seems to develop, in my opinion, which is why I found it so easy to put this book down for days at a ti
Kathleen Gray
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It seemed like such a good idea! Jenna thought taking her husband Peter and their daughter Clem to Puerto Vallarta along with his buddy Solly, Solly's wife Ingrid, and their kids Malcolm and Ivan would be a great 50th birthday present. No one warned her that two families on vacation together can push tensions within each into the forefront. She's sort of the odd person out in this group. This is one of those frog in the pot things- Jenna starts to focus on what's wrong with things more than with ...more
Vicky D.
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jenna has planned a vacation to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate her husband (Peter) and his best friend’s (Solly) 50th birthdays. Jenna and Peter bring along their daughter, Clem. Solly and his wife (Ingrid) bring along Solly’s son (Malcolm) and their son that they have together (Ivan). The two families are in a villa together for a week. Jenna and Ingrid are both authors. Jenna is having writer’s block all the while Ingrid is not having a problem at all with her writing. Jenna is trying hard not t ...more
Pat Doucett
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the book. The ending wasn't quite what I expected but overall I liked the book. The place that they stayed in sounded fabulous and naturally it cost nothing but money but that's what special vacations are all about - right? To have a resident "butler"and "cook" certainly sounds inviting. I liked the characters themselves with the exception of the 5 year old named Ivan. Talk about spoiled!! Overall I did enjoy the book. Thanks to the author, publisher and goodreads for selecting me to r ...more
Sheri  Konschak
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book I Won in a Good Reads giveaway. I always thought that I Wanted a getaway to a tropical island and do nothing but lay in the sun and drink margaritas. This book had a little surprise at the end that will show that we sometimes don't really those closest to us. Loved the book and to hope read more of this author's books.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from Goodreads. A stay in Puerta Vallarta for a 50th birthday party turns out to be the opposite of what the main character, Jenna, has anticipated. I loved the plot, characterization, & a glimpse into the lives of the spoiled and rich.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
This is a wonderful fiction about different relationships among the members of two families vacationing in a private villa in Mexico. Reinhardt crafted a compelling story. The characters are real and interesting. I highly recommend this book.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good read. I enjoyed the family and friends dynamic. Plus it was nice to dream about the vacation home and the beach.

I won this book on Good Reads.
Brenda Schneider
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good enjoyable read. The plot was good. The characters were good. I won this book through goodreads.
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