“Two families, longtime friends and business partners, gather at one of Puerto Vallarta's most luxurious villas to celebrate a 50th birthday. Meticulously planned and engineered well in advance by the wife of the birthday boy, Jenna, who may be a tiny bit obsessive, this is to be a seamlessly perfect vacation. Scratch the surface to find the imperfections. It does rain in paradise, drug cartels hover, and the foundations upon which life is built can crack. Nothing is as it seems despite the best efforts to have a hand on all the controls. Dana Reinhardt projects a smart, wry tone in this entertaining and engrossing novel.”Damita Nocton, The Country Bookshop
“This novel is a ray of light in the canon of vacation lit—in Reinhardt’s hands, paradise gone wrong feels very right.” —People
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 going to be just perfect--and the margarita refills delivered by the house staff certainly don't hurt, either. What could go wrong?
Yet as the families settle into their vacation routines, their best friends suddenly seem like annoying strangers, and even Jenna's reliable husband, Peter, is sharing clandestine phone calls with someone--but who? Jenna's teenage daughter, Clem, is spending an awful lot of time with Malcolm, whose questionable rep got him expelled from school. Jenna's dream of the ultimate celebration begins to crack and eventually crumbles completely, leaving her wondering whom she can trust, and whether her privileged life is about to be changed forever.
Readers of Emma Straub, Meg Wolitzer and Delia Ephron will love this sharply funny novel. Whether you're putting it in your carry-on to read on the beach or looking to escape the dead-of-winter blues, Tomorrow There Will Be Sun is the perfect companion.