A Sky Painted Gold

A Sky Painted Gold

Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer - a handsome, dashing brother and sister - Lou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. But Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about t...

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Title:A Sky Painted Gold
Author:Laura Wood
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:A Sky Painted Gold
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:356 pages pages

A Sky Painted Gold Reviews

  • Jenni
    Jul 31, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

  • Jane
    Aug 29, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

  • Sophie
    Jul 18, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

  • Sonia Gensler
    Sep 09, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

    4.5 ...

    A very appealing coming-of-age story set in 1929 Cornwall. LOVED the romance! ...

  • Debra
    Jul 29, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

    4.5 ...

    A very appealing coming-of-age story set in 1929 Cornwall. LOVED the romance! ...

    VERY ROMANTIC AND GOOD KISSES ...

    I received an arc at NYA Lit Fest I was really excited for this book. The book has been linked to The Great Gatsby which is one of my favourite books. I was slightly disappointed by this book as I was expecting more. I was expecting more parties and I was also expecting more from t...

    This was such a beautiful novel I just did not want to put it down, even when I had finished the last page! This story has the perfect mix of interesting character development, gently woven plot lines and some very interesting dramatic twists and turns along the way. What I loved ...

  • Bella (Cheezyfeet Books)
    Aug 10, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

  • Moon
    Jul 22, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

    4.5 ...

  • Lauren James
    Aug 06, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

  • Liz Fenwick
    May 07, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

  • Maddie
    Oct 23, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

    4.5 ...

    A very appealing coming-of-age story set in 1929 Cornwall. LOVED the romance! ...

    VERY ROMANTIC AND GOOD KISSES ...

  • Jelisaveta
    Sep 18, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

  • Megan  (YABookers)
    Jun 14, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

  • Miriam Joy
    Sep 17, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

  • Jess
    Oct 02, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

  • Vae
    Oct 14, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Jul 19, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

  • Alice Lippart
    Aug 13, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Jul 17, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

  • Alice
    Jun 08, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

  • Sarah
    Oct 30, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

  • ilsa ➹
    Apr 13, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

  • Sandra
    Aug 01, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

  • Kirsty
    Oct 18, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

    Very Great Gatsby-esque. Loved the romance. ...

    4.5 ...

    A very appealing coming-of-age story set in 1929 Cornwall. LOVED the romance! ...

    VERY ROMANTIC AND GOOD KISSES ...

    I received an arc at NYA Lit Fest I was really excited for this book. The book has been linked to The Great Gatsby which is one of my favourite books. I was slightly disappointed by this book as I was expecting more. I was expecting more parties and I was also expecting more from t...

  • Ellie
    Aug 17, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

  • Zaide
    Jul 13, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

  • Leah moulds
    Aug 09, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

    Actual Rating 4.5 ...

    I LOVE Robert and this book omg I can?t breathe because of it ...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Jul 11, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

  • Annette
    Jul 12, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

  • Orláith
    Jul 02, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...

    I bought this book in a rush when I needed a book for the train, thinking it would be a 3 star read at most, but it far surpassed these expectations! The beautiful cover reflects a beautiful story that I read in 2 days, everywhere that I could... it had me smiling constantly and I hone...

    4.5. Fast read, sweet book ...

    (Review copied from my Instagram post) So far 2018 has been my year of historical fiction. After spending my life barely reading any, it now seems I can't get enough! A Sky Painted Gold by @lauracwood is the perfect summer read. As many of you may know, Ireland has been having a ...

  • Sally S
    Oct 15, 2018

    Let me wax lyrical over this book, which I loved SO MUCH that I shall dub it "The Best Summery Summer Book of 2018". Honestly, it was just . . . perfect. It made incandescently happy and kinda smiley, which was odd because I'm normally a massive moody cloud. RTC!! I received a c...

    I was in a bookshop, looking for a very particular book, when I found a lovely distraction. A beautiful cover caught my eye first, and when I picked the book up I learned that it held a period romance, a big house, a coming of age and echoes of certain books that I loved. And that i...

    I'm not saying I expected literally nothing from this book and then ended up loving it but I expected literally nothing from thing book and I ended up loving it. So I had NO idea what this book was about but I figured it was some sort of historical fiction romance and it was that bu...

    I really enjoyed the fact that the romance was surprisingly uncomplicated in the end! What a relief! A Sky Painted Gold is a beautiful YA debut with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s invading a small Cornish town. Filled with secrets and hidden desire, this book will sweep you up ...

    I can't not say this. As soon as I hear historical fiction, I think "boring stuff from years and years ago with stuffy characters and.. too much historical facts mentioned". I can't help it! School gave me this aversion when it comes to history and it has obviously sneaked into my read...

    Enjoyable. Really liked the setting. ...

    A delicious coming of age romance set in one golden Cornish summer in the 1920s... ...

    Originally posted Cheezyfeet Books. A Sky Painted Gold was just what I needed when I read it. It?s set in a gorgeous countryside setting in Cornwall, and it?s the perfect dreamy summer read. I haven?t read such a lovely book in a long time! Lou lives in the seaside town o...

    Don?t let the Cinderella-thing going on at first turn you off. This is not a mere rags-to-riches story where the super rich hero has swept the poor heroine off her feet to shower her with jewels. The heroine is quite naive but thankfully not stupid. She is just pleased about...

    The most perfectly indulgent guilty pleasure read. The Camomile Lawn meets Dodie Smith meets The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. ...

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Lou has always dreamed of being a writer. Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, she has always wondered about the Cardew House which has been empty for years. She sneaks in sometimes to eat appl...

    I liked this more than I might have done, given that it's quite romance-heavy. It's got strong Gatsby influences, but it's set in Cornwall, and has a happy ending. (Plus, you know, it's YA and has a female narrator.) I picked it up solely for the cover, which was shallow of me, but cur...

    This was a lovely summer read. The setting was good, the characters were fun and I love the time period. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover. I suspected this might be the perfect relaxing read and I was right. However, there was one thing that bothered me. It all went so ...

    I absolutely loved this - didn't want to put it down once I started reading. Tonally it's similar to I Capture The Castle, but I can't quite figure out how, because it's softer than that, kinder than that. Lou is nearly eighteen in the late 1920s, in a small fishing village in Cornw...

    *4.5 stars* LOVE. I am a sucker for a swoony, summer romance filled will extravagant parties, rowdy and livelihood families and that special dose of magic. This delivered on all fronts. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange for a review. A beautiful summer read, that I have fallen completely in love with. There are not many stories that keep me reading into the early hours on a work night! Set in a sleepy village in 1920s Cornwall, Lou's...

    This was a surprisingly delightful read! I wasn?t sure it was going to be quite my cup of tea after seeing some comparisons to The Great Gatsby, but for me this had almost a modern Jane Austen vibe and I really enjoyed it. Though it is set in the late 1920?s, I felt so many Aust...

    This was so bad and honestly the complete opposite of what I expected of a novel supposedly inspired by The Great Gatsby. I couldn't be more disappointed. Also, wanted to DNF it around eighty pages left and I did, but then decided to finish it. ...

    A gorgeous 1920s set romance with a real hazy dreamlike quality to it. If you could capture summer in the book this would be it. It's not as light a story as that makes it sound but it was an absolute joy to read. ...