Glittering Hour


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$16.99  $15.80
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Iona Grey has a degree in English Language and Literature from Manchester University, an obsession with history and an enduring fascination with the lives of women in the twentieth century. She has three grown up daughters, and lives in Cheshire with the husband she met on the last night of university, over thirty years ago. She is a firm believer in love at first sight and happy ever after.


Praise for The Glittering Hour:

* A "Must-Read" for PopSugar! *

* A December Recommend from Book Riot! *

"... a riveting historical epic about the choices that haunt us." - Refinery29

"An absorbing tale of love, loss, and the ties that bind... A sweeping historical saga that captures the desires and dilemmas of the heart." -- Booklist

"The Glittering Hour is an exceptional novel about choosing how to live amid powerful grief and true love. For readers looking for a tremendously entertaining, emotionally charged story, look no further. The Glittering Hour is just the ticket." -- BookPage

"This sweeping history is sure to be a tearjerker." -- Publishers Weekly

"This is a deceptively bittersweet tale, a story of loss and discovery covered in flashes of riches and freedom that obscure its melancholy core . . . a heartbreaking but ultimately positive tone that will hit many emotions. And while it is a love story in Selina's past that we follow and mourn, it's the relationship between Alice and her parents that takes center stage at the end." -- Historical Novel Society

"Vivid and heartbreaking." - Prima (UK)

"Prepare to be swept away on an all-encompassing journey of love, loss and discovery." - Woman & Home (UK)

"I absolutely adored this sweeping novel" - Good Housekeeping (UK)

"... a stunning novel of love, loss and living life to the full. Beautifully written with attention detail in plot and character, this book went straight to my heart, and took me through an array of emotions. I found this evocative of the period, mesmerising in its story and an absolutely fabulous read that I didn't want to end." - (UK)

"An enchanting, evocative read." - The Sun (UK)

"Emotionally fraught, evocative and redemptive, The Glittering Hour has been well worth the wait. What a superb novel - Iona Grey really is back with aplomb." - Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid's Room

Praise for Letters to the Lost:

"A wonderful story." --Rosamunde Pilcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shell Seekers

"Grey's engaging, poignant, and romantic debut treats readers to an absorbing story within a story." --Library Journal, *Starred Review*

"A captivating tale of love and love lost." --Booklist

"Letters to the Lost pulsates with life, offering a vibrant love story that transcends time and the heartbreak of war. Settle in somewhere comfortable; you are in for an enthralling read." --Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker

"[A] powerful debut, one of those rare books that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. It's a heart-wrenching, smile-through-the-tears story of love lost and refound - you won't be able to put it down!" --Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The English Wife and The Ashford Affair