The Glittering Hour



The Glittering Hour 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 her.Lawrence 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 right.Spanning 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. New Read eBook The Glittering Hour Author Iona Grey – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Glittering Hour
  • Iona Grey
  • English
  • 04 February 2017
  • 1250066794

8 thoughts on “The Glittering Hour

  1. 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 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 me...

  2. Bkwmlee says:

    4.5 starsWhen I was first asked to join the blog tour for Iona Grey s latest novel The Glittering Hour , I was a little apprehensive at first, as I had never heard of this author before and of course hadn t read her debut novel Letters to the Lost , which came out back in 2015 After reading the summary for the book though and seeing that it fell into one of my favorite genres historical fiction , I decided to take a chance with this one and see where it would take me Looking back now after 4.5 starsWhen I was first asked to join the blog tour for Iona Grey s latest novel The Glittering Hour , I was a little apprehensive at first, as I had never heard of this author before and of course hadn t read her debut novel Letters to the Lost , which came out back in 2015 After reading the summary for the book though and seeing that it fell into one of my favorite genres historical fiction , I decided to take a chance with this one and see where it would take me Looking back now after having finished the book, I am tremendously glad that I did so, as this turned out to be an excellent read one in which not only the story continues to stay with me, but also the characters, almost all of wh...

  3. 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 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 unfortunate cat Lawrence is a struggling artist, he paints portraits of you...

  4. 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 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 Alic...

  5. 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 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...

  6. 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 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 una...

  7. Milena says:

    The Glittering Hour is a beautifully written, tragic love story set in England in 1920 30s Selina Lennox comes from a privileged, noble family, she spends her days and nights partying with her wealthy friends Lawrence Weston is a struggling photographer, who supplements his income by painting portraits Their lives are vastly different, they move in different circles, but one night their paths unexpectedly collide and change both Selina and Lawrence forever What follows is a story of a The Glittering Hour is a beautifully written, tragic love story set in England in 1920 30s Selina Lennox comes from a privileged, noble family, she spends her days and nights partying with her wealthy friends Lawrence Weston is a struggling photographer, who supplements his income by painting portraits Their lives are vastly different, they move in different circles, but one night their paths unex...

  8. Kimberly says:

    I loved this book Nine year old Alice is staying with her grandparents at Blackwood, the old family estate, while her mother and father travel To help pass the time, and to teach Alice about her mother s secrets, her mother Selina and her maid Polly devise a treasure hunt consisting of clues about Selina s past Told in dual timelines, I was thoroughly engrossed with both the stories of Alice and Selina Though this was a lengthy novel, I read it fairly quickly because I couldn t wait to I loved this book Nine year old Alice is staying with her grandparents at Blackwood, the old family estate, while her mother and father travel To help pass the time, and to teach Alice about her mother s secrets, her mother Selina and her maid Polly devise a treasure hunt consisting of clues about Selina s past Told in dual timelines, I was thoroughly engrossed with both the stories of Alice and Selina Though this was a lengthy novel, I read it fairly quickly because I couldn t wait to find out what happened next Iona Grey s descriptive writing painted a vivid picture and her well developed characters drew me in, not letting go until I devoured each and every page and keeping me guessing the entire book This book has it all a mysterious old house, a love story, family secrets, an entertaining story line with an interesting historical backdrop, strong women characters, and the pain of loss Five solid stars...

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