Review: The Glittering Hour
Title: The Glittering Hour
Author: Iona Grey
Release Date: December 10, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: This book far exceeded my expectations. If you love historical fiction that focuses on family dynamics, love, loss and hidden secrets then this book may be a good fit for you and even if you don’t it is still worth checking out! While I normally don’t love having two different timelines in books this one worked well and each story line was compelling enough that I didn’t find myself longing for the next part. Besides beautiful writing, what was done so well in this book was the characters. They really came to life for me and I feel they will stick with me for a while. I loved the way they developed too. The only reason I chose a 4 star for this read was that there were a couple parts that were slow and a few that were repetitive but overall it was a fabulous read that I definitely recommend.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*