The Golden Hour



The Golden Hour The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II era Nassau a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.The Bahamas, 1941 Newly widowed Leonora Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier What intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill gotten empires Or so Lulu imagines But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward s marriage lies an ugly and even treasonous reality In fact, Windsor era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.Then Nassau s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe s complicated family history a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple. Best Download [ The Golden Hour ] by [ Beatriz Williams ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Golden Hour
  • Beatriz Williams
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 0062834754

10 thoughts on “The Golden Hour

  1. Tammy says:

    Williams always write solid commercial historical fiction and this is not an exception It s a bit slow to start and I became weary of Believe me and Let me tell you but mercifully those particular repetitions tapered off Consisting of two timelines, one during WWI and the other during WWII, the period details are rich I preferred Elfriede s story to Lulu s although one hinges upon the other Be aware that while the Bahamian years of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during WWII are a clever Williams always write solid commerc...

  2. Michelle says:

    4.5 Stars The Golden Hour is my first Beatriz Williams read and it will not be my last I ve always been interested in her books, but for some reason or another I never took the plunge until now The draw for me was the Duke and Duchess of Windsor being cast, along with the setting of the Bahamas during WWII I m hesitant to pick up a traditional WWII book these days I ve read so many and this took the topic that I love, but gave it a new spin I couldn t wait to pick it back up again and th 4.5 Stars The Golden Hour is my first Beatriz Williams read and it will not be my last I ve always been interested in her books, but for some reason or another I never took the plunge until now The draw for me was the Duke and Duchess of Windsor being cast, along with the setting of the Bahamas during WWII I m hesitant to pick up a traditional WWII book these days I ve read so many and this took the topic that I love, but gave it a new spin I couldn t wait to pick it back up again and that s always the sign of a good one I will not trouble you with regurgitating the summary, but if you like a good love story and some mystery and intrigue all wrapped up into one with the setting of WWI WWII , then this book is absolutely for you I will readily admit that this may seem slow to start for ...

  3. Stephanie Nicholas says:

    Wish I could give this a stellar review I really, honestly do I simply could not get into this writer s voice, and the way she tried so very hard to beintimate with the reader than was appropriate for this story It was just not the book for me I fell in lo...

  4. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Susan MeissnerIt takes a truly gifted novelist to seamlessly weave together what appear to be separate storylines into one fantastic tale, and lucky for me, and you, and book lovers everywhere, Beatriz Williams is that kind of writer Her talent for creating dovetailed stories stories that beckon and badger me to keep reading to see where and how and why the characters will collide is unparalleled, which is why her newest, The Golden Hour, shimmers like the sun.I adore a story th Why I love itby Susan MeissnerIt takes a truly gifted novelist to seamlessly weave together what appear to be separate storylines into one fantastic tale, and lucky for me, and you, and book lovers everywhere, Beatriz Williams is that kind of wr...

  5. Literary Soirée says:

    DID IT AGAIN Oh how I adore this author, her gorgeous writing, compulsively readable plots, stunning covers, and I wondered, Can she do it again Indeed she can and she did with THE GOLDEN HOUR, set inventively in Nassau, WWII intrigue swirling round the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, multilayered plot lines also weaving in the War to End All Wars Plus this stunning publisher s note, best I ve ever read, whose writer must write his or her own novel HOTBED OF SPIES The New York Times bestsellin DID IT AGAIN Oh how I adore this author, her gorgeous writing, compulsively readable plots, stunning covers, and I wondered, Can she do it again Indeed she can and she did with THE GOLDEN HOUR, set inventively in Nassau, WWII intrigue swirling round the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, multilayered plot lines also weaving in the War to End All Wars Plus this stunning publisher s note, best I ve ever read, whose writer must write his or her own novel HOTBED OF SPIES The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II era Nassau a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.DUKE AND DUCHESS The Bahamas, 1941 Newly widowed Leonora Lulu Randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windso...

  6. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewWas yours ever hit No Not a scratch I suppose even bombs have a sense of irony Not really, I say That s just human illusion We imagine there s an order to things, because it s too awful to consider the randomness of fateThe Golden Hour is historical fiction that mainly follows two women decades apart while slowly but surely weaving their 3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewWas yours ever hit No Not a scratch I suppose even bombs have a sense of irony Not really, I say That s just human illusion We imagine there s an order to things, because it s too awful to consider the randomness of fateThe Golden Hour is historical fiction that mainly follows two women decades apart while slowly but surely weaving their stories together We first meet Elfriede in a Swiss clinic where she was sent after she can t feel anything for her newborn and talks about a darkness that dwells in her Today we would call it postpartum depression but in the early 1900s, no one quite knows what to do with her There she meets an Englishman recouping from pneumonia and they have a soulmates connection but with Elfriede still married, they can t really act on anything.The other woman we follow is Lulu in 1941 just as she is a...

  7. Travel.with.a.book says:

    The Golden Hour is our favourite novel from Beatriz and one of our most favourite read of the Year, she is really professional and an amazing writer, the way that she crafts the different times is fascinating and the topics elaborated within the book will keep you in suspense throughout the story Beatriz is really the present Queen of Historical Fiction, she can merge such a mindful plot with intriguing characters and bring us masterpieces, I ve loved all of the books I ve read from her and I m The Golden Hour is our favourite novel from Beatriz and one of our most favourite read of the Year, she is really professional and an amazing writer, the way that she crafts the different times is fascinating and the topics elaborated within the book will keep you in suspense throughout the story Beatriz is really the present Queen of Historical Fiction, she can merge such a mindful plot with intriguing characters and bring us masterpieces, I ve loved all o...

  8. Katie B says:

    3.5 starsI had read and enjoyed a book by this author awhile back and when I saw the gorgeous cover for this one, I immediately put it on my to be read list without even bothering to look at the synopsis When I started reading this historical fiction book I was excited to learn Wallis Simpson and her husband, the former king of England who gave up the throne, were going to be a characters in the story I read a biography on her not that long ago and they are both fascinating people although not 3.5 starsI had read and enjoyed a book by this author awhile back and when I saw the gorgeous cover for this one, I immediately put it on my to be read list without even bothering to look at the synopsis When I started reading this historical fiction book I was excited to learn Wallis Simpson and her husband, the former king of England who gave up the throne, were going to be a characters in the story I read a biography on her not that long ago and they are both fascinating people although not so much in a good way.The story is told by using alternating timelines and with different characters Obviously theyou read, theyou see how everything is ...

  9. Tammy says:

    4.5 This is my third book and favorite so far of Beatriz Williams I loved the historical settings of WWl and WWll, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor with their quite interesting and highly decadent lifestyle, and it s two main characters that alternated between Elfriede during the turn of the 19th century undergoing dark turmoil after giving birth ...

  10. Stephanie (Stephanie& says:

    The Golden Hour is the first book I ve read that s written just by Beatriz Williams although I ve read her books co authored with Karen White and Lauren Willig and loved them, which is one of the reasons I really wanted to read this one The other reason is because I m fascinated with anything to do with the very intriguing Duchess of Windsor, less so the Duke, and they are minor characters in the novel, with one of the main narra...

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