Lou is introduced to British socialites spending the summer at the Cardew House on an island close to her home in Penlyn. Never anticipating she will become more than just close friends to Robert and Caitlin Cardew, Lou is exposed to excessive wealth, alcohol, and extravagant parties. But there are also relationships challenged by race, gender, and class. Can Lou remain close to her loving, supportive family and maintain her new relationships….or are they a world apart? A page turner with allusions to The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby meets I Capture the Castle in this gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance perfect for fans of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
It is the summer of 1929. Lou Trevelyan is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a writer. Then she meets the Cardew siblings: the bubbly Caitlin and her handsome, enigmatic brother, Robert. Lou is swept into their glittering whirlwind of moonlit parties, unrivaled glamour, and whispered secrets. As she falls deeper into the world of high society, Lou must find a way to stay true to herself . . . and her heart.
About the Author
LAURA WOOD is an academic and a writer. She is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing and the author of the Poppy Pym series. Visit her at lauraclarewood.com or find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
“Appealing. . . . The happy ending is an antidote to today’s harsh reality fiction.” —Booklist
“The dialogue between Lou and Robert is as sparkling as champagne. . . . The happy ending is sigh-worthy—readers who would have preferred a more hopeful conclusion to The Great Gatsby will find it here.” —The Bulletin