Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Review: CANDY COLORED SKY by Ginger Scott


by Ginger Scott
Publication Date: February 26, 2021
Pages: 279
Source: Wordsmith Publicity


Jonah Wydner has been in love with his neighbor Eleanor Trombley for years. He has watched her life play out from the sidelines—homecoming dances, football parties, and first dates. Her life seemed easy…simple…perfect. The complete opposite of his own.

But when Eleanor’s younger sister goes missing and the national media sets up camp in the middle of their street, the girl with the seemingly perfect life shows up in Jonah’s garage in search of a place to hide from the hurt and chaos. What begins as one night becomes many filled with unexpected surprises and unveiling, healing truths about Jonah’s own messy past.

Soon, Jonah gets to know the real Eleanor, and discovers all the ways they’re the same. Friendship blossoms into more, plans turn into promises, and hopes and dreams become shared under the warm glow of the fading Midwestern sunsets. But how far can a kiss under a candy-colored sky take them? And what happens when the clouds close in?

My Thoughts

After just a few pages of CANDY COLORED SKY, I began to wonder: What have I gotten myself into? I was lured into this book by it’s beautiful cover and the idea of the story of being in love with the girl across the street (and that it's by Ginger Scott). But it’s a story of a missing child. How can this possibly end well? I wasn’t ready to feel everything so deeply and so quickly, but I did and it was perfection. I fell in love with this story of falling in love.

Favorite Moments:

The photographs mentioned throughout and how they add to the story

The pancake breakfast challenge - Immediately, I had a craving

Grandpa Hank’s wisdom and poker nights

The moment when Eleanor broke out into a driveway cheer

The friendship and comfort that Jonah gave Eleanor is, for me, what made CANDY COLORED SKY so special. He recognized the ways that she may need him, and his love for her let him be her person - in whatever ways that meant - because he’d been through it too.

Ginger Scott’s has written a story of love and loss that is so sweet and so tender and pure and true making CANDY COLORED SKY one of my top reads of 2021 so far.

Disclaimer:  I received this e-ARC from Wordsmith Publicity as a participant of a blog tour. I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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