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A Sky Painted Gold Reviews

A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

A Sky Painted Gold

Laura Wood

4.33 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication date: 5 Jul 2018
ISBN: 9781407180205

Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer, Lou is swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. Will she find her feet before the summer ends... or lose her heart?

1 Prize for A Sky Painted Gold

YA Book Prize
2019 Shortlist

Caroline Carpenter, The Bookseller's web editor and one of the panel of judges said: "We’re delighted to share this year’s YA10, showcasing the breadth and brilliance of YA publishing in the UK and Ireland today. Among the submissions, we saw three main trends: books about teenagers struggling with their mental health, books set in or around water, and books increasingly concerned with borders. These timely themes reflect some of the biggest issues facing not just young people, but also society in general at the moment, and they are all represented on the shortlist in some way. I’m excited to see which book the judges select as their victor.”


5 stars out of 5
1 Sep 2018

"an utterly delicious love story to be swept up in"

Lou is wonderfully endearing narrator, at times poignant and at times amusing on what it is to be an outsider. With echoes of both Scott Fitzgerald and Austen, this is an utterly delicious love story to be swept up in.

4 stars out of 5

"a delectable swoony romance"

there is a delectable swoony romance from Laura Woods, A Sky Painted Gold.. While there are glints of Georgette Heyer, F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle throughout, this feelgood book is its own creature entirely.

4 stars out of 5
Fiona Noble
30 Jul 2018

"a wildly romantic, delicious indulgence."

for pure escapism, Laura Wood’s A Sky Painted Gold is a wildly romantic, delicious indulgence...Wood is unapologetic about her influences, drawing heavily on classics such as The Great Gatsby and I Capture the Castle, but the book is all the more charming for it.