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.
The Glittering Hour is set in England prior to WWII. The roaring 20’s and 30’s is an exciting time in the lives of many people, especially Selena. She is definitely trying to break the mold her parents expect her to conform to.
Selena is wealthy, young socialite. Her parents have no intention for her to marry, or have anything to do with, Lawrence. Lawerence is a poor, starving artist. These two manage to fall in love and have a pretty good time of it, until a catastrophe happens. You better keep tissues on hand…this story is reeks havoc on all your emotions.
I did find part of this story a little wordy and tedious, especially at the beginning. I wanted it to move faster in places. However, there was just something about these two characters and this time period which kept me reading. And boy! Am I glad I did!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.