[Ebook] ➩ The Glittering Hour Author Iona Grey – Pcusati.info

[Ebook] ➩ The Glittering Hour Author Iona Grey – Pcusati.info An Unforgettable Historical Novel 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 This was my first book to read of the year and was also a 5 star read, and a SOLID 5 start read at that I loved this book, and I can t really gush enough Iona Grey has done an amazing job, and we are blessed for that We have made sure to stock this book in our family s bookstore, Books n Bears and I have been recommending it left and right My customers that have read it have only had positive things to say about it After reading this book, I had to give myself some time before I wrote this This was my first book to read of the year and was also a 5 star read, and a SOLID 5 start read at that I loved this book, and I can t really gush enough Iona Grey has done an amazing job, and we are blessed for that We have made sure to stock this book in our family s bookstore, Books n Bears and I have been recommending it left and right My customers that have read it have only had positive things to say about it After reading this book, I had to give myself some time before I wrote this review I laughed, I cried, I laughed someand cried even , so much that I could not see the words on the page Recovery time was a must.With all my gushing aside, I don t want to repeat the synopses of the book which the publisher has already done a very good job doing So, I will instead talk about what I loved about the style of the book Young Alice is dropped off at her Grandmother s house who she does not know very well Her grandmother is distant, and the author begins to unfold clues of why this is by way of a scavenger hunt from letters from Alice s mother while she is away The entire story is told in a dual narrative, it flows seamlessly between 1925 and 1936, with Selina s letters added in giving it an epistolary flair The author jumps back and forth across the decade from young Salina to 10 years later when she is traveling with her rich husband abroad on a business trip The writing is beautiful, and the books is a gorgeous work of art I found myself stopping here and there and rereading a sentence or a paragraph that was so well done Iona Grey is a very talented author and I look forward to reading anything that she comes out with in the future I want to thank Edelweiss, Macmillian and Ms Grey for an outstanding read, and for the advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review Any book that can make me cry like that is deserving of a solid 5 stars I will start by saying that the synopsis of this novel didn t attract or stand out to me However, when I received this book in the mail from the publisher, I simply had a good feeling about it and when my Traveling Sister Brenda suggested starting it right away, I dove right in Wow these characters really got to me In fact, I have to admit, I have a huge book crush on Lawrence one of the main characters He had me Any book that can make me cry like that is deserving of a solid 5 stars I will start by saying that the synopsis of this novel didn t attract or stand out to me However, when I received this book in the mail from the publisher, I simply had a good feeling about it and when my Traveling Sister Brenda suggested starting it right away, I dove right in Wow these characters really got to me In fact, I have to admit, I have a huge book crush on Lawrence one of the main characters He had me melting throughout this entire novel.The dual narrative, a decade apart, was brilliantly executed I loved how the story flowed and unraveled One of my most favourite parts of this novel were the letters from Mama to nine year old Alice They perfectly captured the most tender and touching aspects of a mother daughter relationship My heart felt full when reading those letters There were parts of the plot that I had figured out early on, yet this didn t detract from my enjoyment at all The writing is exquisite and kept me hanging on every word The eloquent prose reminded me of Kate Morton s novels, but not quite as descriptive I was consumed and enamoured by this story part mystery, part love story I am not a romance reader, but the love story within these pages engrossed me completely It is not a gripping or addictive book, butof a slow burn, luxurious, comforting story that will touch your heart A big thank you to St Martins Press for surprising me with this copy I truly loved it 3.5 starsHe had no place in her world, amongst her people, and nodid she belong in his Love, Secrets, Tragedy, Choices, Love Lost, LongingSelina Lennox grew up in luxury She was at the hottest parties and events Staying out late, partying and enjoying her life Lawrence Weston was a poor photographer and painter who has a chance meeting with Selina That chance meeting was all it took to change their lives forever.The beginning was an extremely slow burn for me If it weren t fo 3.5 starsHe had no place in her world, amongst her people, and nodid she belong in his Love, Secrets, Tragedy, Choices, Love Lost, LongingSelina Lennox grew up in luxury She was at the hottest parties and events Staying out late, partying and enjoying her life Lawrence Weston was a poor photographer and painter who has a chance meeting with Selina That chance meeting was all it took to change their lives forever.The beginning was an extremely slow burn for me If it weren t for the letters between Selina and Alice and the moments between Selina and Lawrence, this might have been a DNF for me Time dragged for me for the first part of this book Around the sixty percent mark, this book really picked up for me and I found it hard to put down In fact, at that point, it became a page turner for me This is where the book grabbed me The last part of the book was captivating and gut wrenching It saved the book for me and I came away happy that I had read it but it was work in the beginning At the end, I decided that the slow burn was worth it, so my advice for those who are struggling, in the beginning, is to stick with this book as it does deliver in the end.So, if you enjoy slow burn, historical books, this one might be the book for you I really enjoyed her other book Letters to the Lost and highly recommend that one I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own Oh my goodness This book Don t you love it when a book with that kind of cover comes into your life, one you have been anticipating reading for months now, and it lives up to your every expectation The Glittering Hour was just that kind of read for me.The Glittering Hour is set in England during the 1920s and 30s, in the time leading up to WWII Immediately, I was excited about this time period as a nice change from all the traditional WWII fiction I read.Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thin Oh my goodness This book Don t you love it when a book with that kind of cover comes into your life, one you have been anticipating reading for months now, and it lives up to your every expectation The Glittering Hour was just that kind of read for me.The Glittering Hour is set in England during the 1920s and 30s, in the time leading up to WWII Immediately, I was excited about this time period as a nice change from all the traditional WWII fiction I read.Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing She is roaring into the 20s like all the young people her age, drinking and partying Her wealthy parents have plans for her, but she wants no part.Lawrence Weston is a painter, rather common, and the two fall in love even though they known it s unlikely they can stay together because they live in such different worlds They still dream of being together when tragedy strikes.Selena and Lawrence s story is one of forbidden love I was lost in the writing and mesmerized with the power of their bond I had tissues nearby as this one brought out all my emotions I never expected to be so enthralled with these two characters.Overall, The Glittering Hour is an enchanting story that makes you believe in love again Oh, and don t miss that ending I received a complimentary copy from the publisher All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader

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