20191130_202953.jpgWelcome to my stop on The Glittering Hour blog tour and a big thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the invitation and the gifted copy of this beautiful book. The Glittering Hour is now available!

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My Thoughts:

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.

About the Author:

IONA GREY is the author of the award winning Letters to the Lost. She has a degree in English Literature and Language from Manchester University, an obsession with history and an enduring fascination with the lives of women in the twentieth century. She lives in rural Cheshire with her husband and three daughters.

About the Book:

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.

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Have you read The Glittering Hour, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR