#bookclub Feature – The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey
2019/04/17  |  By:   |  Features  |  

This week on #bookclub we are delighted to feature some of the quotes for the brilliant new Iona Grey novel, #TheGlitteringHour, the epic and long-awaited new romance from the author of Letters to the Lost, winner of the RNA Award, which is out now in eBook and hardback!

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying just the right side of scandal.

Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina’s orbit one night and can never let her go.

Spanning two decades and a seismic shift in British history as World War II approaches, this is an epic novel of passion, heartache and loss.

Review Graphic Catherine Isaac

Beautifully written story NetGalley

NetGalley Review Glittering Hour 1

Thoroughly enjoyed every page NetGalley

Fiona Mitchell

Not enough words

Captivating, tender and poignant story

mesmerizing read

The final chapters broke me

Effortless writing and beautiful stories

A complete triumph

Gorgeously romantic

So well written and captivating

Spectacular book

Petra Quelch Sparkly Word

Stay with me for a very long time


Victoria Loves Books says ‘How am I supposed to put into words how this story quite literally stole my heart, smashed it into a billion pieces and rebuilt it all in one day? How I cried so many tears of sadness and happiness that my eyes were swollen for three days straight? The Glittering Hour is breathtakingly beautiful, stunning and an epic love story that will stay with you forever. Compelling and utterly impossible to put down.’  Read her full review here.

Joanne says ‘This is a glorious feast of a book to be savoured. It was gorgeously romantic and heartbreakingly tragic by turns and goes straight into my top reads list for this year.’  Read her full review here.

Ronnie says ‘The Glittering Hour is a dazzling and emotional new novel about love, sacrifice and forgiveness from the author of Letters to the Lost. Brilliant!’.  Read her full review here.

Liz from LoveReading says ‘I absolutely adored this very special, surprising and exquisitely written novel focusing on the period between the First and Second World Wars.  I wield my highly recommended stamp of approval all over The Glittering Hour, it really is the most wonderfully heartfelt and meaningful read..’ Read her full review here.

Anne says ‘This book is beautifully written – the author is a very accomplished story teller – and the sureness of her emotional touch took my breath away and made me ache inside. The characters are wonderfully drawn – satisfyingly complex, and there are those you grow to love quite desperately, as you watch their lives unfold before you.’ Read her full review here.

Zoe says ‘I cannot even begin to tell you how achingly beautiful this book is.’ Read her full review here.

Alba says ‘I can only praise this epic story and I highly recommend you pick it up if you are looking for a very special story that will fascinate you and probably steal your heart. It has secrets, it has family drama, it has love, it has glamour but also lots of pain. A book that has found a place in my favorite books ever list, for sure.’ Read her full review here.