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#DOWNLOAD KINDLE ⚣ The Glittering Hour Ä An Unforgettable Historical About True Love Found And Lost And The Secrets We Keep From One Another From An Award Winning Author Selina Lennox Is A Bright Young Thing Her Life Is A Whirl Of Parties And Drinking, Pursued By The Press And Staying On Just The Right Side Of Scandal, All While Running From The Life Her Parents Would Choose For HerLawrence Weston Is A Penniless Painter Who Stumbles Into Selina S Orbit One Night And Can Never Let Her Go Even While Knowing Someone Of Her Stature Could Never End Up With Someone Of His Except Selina Falls Hard For Lawrence, Envisioning A Life Of True Happiness But When Tragedy Strikes, Selina Finds Herself Choosing What S Safe Over What S RightSpanning Two Decades And A Seismic Shift In British History As World War II Approaches, Iona Grey S The Glittering Hour Is An Epic Novel Of Passion, Heartache And Loss


10 thoughts on “The Glittering Hour

  1. MicheleReader MicheleReader says:

    I normally compose my reviews right after finishing a book but after finishing The Glittering Hour I had to wait I had to compose myself first So with tears still in my eyes, I would like to share how deeply this book moved me First of all, it completely transports the reader to both timelines in 1925 when we meet free spirited Selina and then in 1936 when we meet her daughter Alice Both timelines are equally interesting and engaging The life of Selina and her fellow Bright Young Things is well captured The world of young Alice is also so well described that you can perfectly visualize her grandparents decaying estate Each character was just perfect as was the whole book right to the last page I want to thank NetGalley, Thomas Dunne Books St Martin s Press and Ms Grey for an advance copy of this wonderful book.


  2. Karren Sandercock Karren Sandercock says:

    The Glittering Hour, is a story with a dual timeline, it flows seamlessly between 1925 and 1936 In 1925 the war is over, Selina is a member of the Bright Young People she spends her time going to parties, staying up late, drinking way too much, going on silly treasure hunts with her friends and she s footloose and fancy free Really, Selina is very insecure due to her strict upbringing, her mother is a stern, cold, distant woman and she finds her youngest daughter rather flighty Selina misses her brother Howard terribly he died fighting in WW I, she s partying and living life for both of them.One night while driving around with her friends on a treasure hunt, they run over a cat, Selina gets out of the car, her friends drive off and leave her behind with the injured cat Lawrence Weston comes to her aide, he s a complete stranger, and together they bury the poor unf...


  3. Joan Joan says:

    I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this new novel for four years, after devouring Iona Grey s brilliant, award winning debut novel Letters to the Lost I was very excited at being chosen to review this novel which totally blew me away and exceeded all of my expectations.This new novel is set in the intervening years between the two world wars and mainly at the family country house Blackwood or in London It Girl Selina Lennox is living the high life of swigging champagne, dancing the night away and of rebelling against and shocking her traditional parent s generation It is a time of outrageous costume parties, risk taking and gallivanting through the streets of London She is one of The Bright Young Things and lives life to the full, seeking adventure and game for anything She marries only to follow the conventions of the day, for security and safety Her dau...


  4. Tina Tina says:

    3.5 A lovely book tinged with sadness A story about a big love and secrets told in two parts I especially enjoyed the time period and tone of the book.The story is about Selina Lennox, who was a young socialite in England She marries in 1926 to a man that her family deems to be acceptable and gives birth to a daughter, Alice The story begins in 1936 as Selina accompanies her husband on a business trip to Burma She has to leave her daughter in the care of her up to do family As she knows it will be hard for her daughter to be away from her and stay with her family that has always been a little distant she starts a little game with her She begins to write letters to Alice and tells her she will reveal to her about how she became to be Essentially the story of Alice With the letters are clues to a treasure hunt that will lead Alice to discover things about her life T...


  5. Kerry Kerry says:

    I cannot even begin to tell you how achingly beautiful this book is.Iona Grey has broken my heart all over again.I know my words will never, in a million years, do this book the justice it deserves You need to read it for yourself to understand I cannot recommend it highly enough.I absolutely adored Iona Grey s previous novel, Letters To The Lost I talk about it, a lot I have been patiently waiting for four years for her next book and I can tell you that The Glittering Hour has most certainly been worth the wait, although I truly hope I won t have to wait another four years for another book by this amazing author.I practically squealed with excitement when the publisher sent me an invite to view The Glittering Hour on Netgalley, but unfortunately due to previous commitments I was unable to dive in immediately, although resisting it was hard work I can tell you Any...


  6. Thebooktrail Thebooktrail says:

    Visit the locations in the novelSometimes there comes a novel that moves you so much that you have to write your review just to get your emotions out A book that moves you so much that you have to stop blubbering long enough so you can write your thoughts down A love story so exquisitely drawn that you finish the book and start to feel like you ve been in it with them and now feel bereft that they ve gone.The Glittering Hour, as its name suggests, sparkles, and it s not just the love story There s drama, family secrets, letters, a young girl and her governess in a manor house,a treasure hunt, a group of artists and secrets spilling out over time.What a stunning, magical, heartwarming, heartbreaking, utterly emotional read.I have loved Iona Grey s writing for some time now but this takes it to another level I am all out of tears, my heart hurts and I am surrounded ...


  7. Cathy Cathy says:

    Although the title of the book is The Glittering Hour, it s the glittering few hours I spent reading this book that is uppermost in my mind at the moment.Events unfold over the course of a decade with the story alternating between 1936, as nine year old Alice embarks on a treasure hunt of a kind to uncover the secrets of her mother s past, and 1925 in which Selina recalls her heady days as one of the Bright Young People and the chance meeting that changed everything for her Interspersed are insights from other characters, such as Selina s faithful maid, Polly, and Alice s governess, Miss Lovelock.The main characters are so sensitively and vividly drawn it feels as though they could step right off the page However, I also fell in love with some of the minor characters, such as Patterson the gardener at Blackwood Hall I admired the way the author conjured up with eq...


  8. Heidi Rice Heidi Rice says:

    Another masterpiece from Iona Grey which was thoroughly worth the wait I completely fell in love with Selina Lennox, Lawrence Weston and little Alice Selina s daughter who as she waits for her mother s return from an overseas trip during the 1930s begins a treasure hunt which will change her life and reveal a deeply emotional story of love found, love lost and love reborn As always with Grey s writing, the two time periods and places in which the book is set London s high society in the desperate gaiety of the 1920s and Blackwood, a rundown country estate in the 1930s are beautifully observed, but it s the people we meet that will make this story live long in the memory Selina, the wild party girl so desperate to escape the sterile propriety of her aristocratic family and the devastating loss of her beloved brother Howard in the carnage of the First World War, tha...


  9. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    I received a free copy on the Goodreads sanctioned giveaway Thank you The first third of this book was so mind boggling boring to me that if I had not won it and promised to review it, I definitely would have chucked the read A DNF.It s varying time periods little change the style and onus of the writing It s pure emotional based popularity vs affection vs love life type of womanhood effusion volcano Which can be done very well, but in this case ran terribly, terribly overlong And to make matters worse for me in reading experiences it is also simplistic and socialite to not just obvious Twists aren t The second half was better, but done immensely for the magical sob sister groups who love to cry And man, I sure am not in that group Reading or otherwise.So overall, for most readers of all persuasions and gender who read I would give it a 2.5 stars rounded up It use...


  10. Liz Fenwick Liz Fenwick says:

    I was a blithering mess in a good way when I finished this beautiful heartbreaking story Everyone must read this gorgeous book