The Golden Hour

Reading The Golden Hour Author Beatriz Williams 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.The Golden Hour

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[BOOKS] ✭ The Golden Hour  ✯ Beatriz Williams –
  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Golden Hour
  • Beatriz Williams
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
  • 9780062834751

10 thoughts on “The Golden Hour

  1. 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 that brims with deliciously delivered and sensory rich settings like those in this book the Bahamas, Germany, England, and Scotland Plus, the little known details of Wallis Simpson and her abdicated king whom fans of The Crown will remember thoroughly intrigued me Best of all is Williams s cast of compelling, uniquely v...

  2. 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 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 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 BENEATH THE GLISTER 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...

  3. 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 and g...

  4. 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 review Was 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 fate The 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 arriving in the Bahamas to cover gossip about the scandalous Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward and Wallis Simpson There she gets caught up in possible treasonous acts and meets Benedict Thorpe, a man she thinks is than he is letting on It s so easy and so safe to fall in love when the universe is against you. While Elfriede s story is relayed from the beginning, chronologically, we start towards the end with Lulu s story and are constantly bac...

  5. 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 postpartum depression now and in the 1940 s there s Lulu a NYC writer currently living in Nassau to catch the latest gossip on the scandalous Duke and Duchess the Duke was banished to the Bahamas to serve as it s governor A marriage, a murder, and a disappearance sets Lulu s story off in a new direction regarding secrets, government spies and a slight nod of deception I was engaged from sta...

  6. 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 narratives of the story weaving around their lives.Williams is an incredible storyteller and I was so delighted to discover what an excellent historical fiction novelist she is as I fell under her spell There are two fascinating narratives at play One beginning in 1900 tells the story of Elfriede von Kleist, a young wife and mother who has been sent to a mental clinic in Switzerland because of severe postpartum depression The other storyline is set in 1941 tells of Lulu Randolph Thorpe, a journalist for an American magazine sent to the Bahamas to gather as much gossip as she can on Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Winds...

  7. says:

    One of my favorite books by Beatriz Williams is ALONG THE INFINITE SEA Now, I have to admit that I love plenty of her books, but that one just rocked my world as I listened to the audio version One thing one has to know is that William s books often are connected in some way or another You can even visit Beatriz Williams home page to get the Schuyler family tree and the books they each appear in Anyhow the reason I ment...

  8. says:

    Beatriz Williams is always a go to favorite of mine and this one did not disappoint Spanning several eras of a family, I found each narrative equally intriguing I ll be eagerly awaiting her next one

  9. says:

    3.5 stars It took me well over 150 pages to get into this story That being said I did enjoy this book Because of the dual timelines, though, I really needed to focus and not let my mind wander The story is about love and war and the struggle to go on against all odds The two main characters, Lulu and Elfriede, were complicated women with complicated lives I enjoyed Elfriede s story Beatriz Williams is a beautiful wr...

  10. says:

    No one weaves historical fiction with threads of truth like Beatriz Williams and The Golden Hour is another fine example of this Set mostly in Nassau, Bahamas during World War 2 this story is chock full of intrigue, espionage, questions of loyalty and the very real Duke and Duchess of Windsor who were governor and First Lady during those years Included as a counter...

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