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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 Whatintriguing 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 crimeand the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple. Free Download Books The Golden Hour Author Beatriz Williams – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 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 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 C...

  2. 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 newb...

  3. 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 The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives 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 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 B...

  4. 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

  5. 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 storyBeatriz Williams is a beautiful writer who gave me a history lesson on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 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 storyBeatriz Williams is a beautiful writer who ...

  6. 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 counterpoint is the story of one man and woman, one generation back, caught up in love and their own wartime hardships leading up to and i 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 counterpoint is the story of one man an...

  7. I received and ARC of The Golden Hour from Goodreads.Okay, 2.5 stars This book was really, really slow to start In fact, I would say I didn t actually become interested in all of the storylines until 3 4s the way through The only thing that kept me going was Elfriede s story My other complaints are that Williams would change tenses depending on the storyline and year I get that this was to make you feel certain things were happening at that moment and others happened in the past, but it was I received and ARC of The Golden Hour from Goodreads.Okay, 2.5 stars This book was really, really slow to start In fact, I would say I didn t actually become interested in all of the storylines until 3 4s the way through The only thing that kept me going was Elfriede s story My other complaints are that Williams would change tenses depending on the storyline and year I get that this was to make you feel certain things were happening at that moment and other...

  8. This might be my favorite of Beatriz Williams novels I loved all of the characters and was so absorbed in the plot Some of it is told out of time order, and I am usually skeptical of that If the story isn t interesting when told in time order, I thin...

  9. 4.5 stars WOW The Golden Hour is not a read you re going to want to miss I found that the book started a bit slow and disorienting, but by the time I reached the end I was flipping back wishing it hadpages This book continues all of the things that we fans love from Beat...

  10. Well, this will be tough It s a great story, but I struggled to finish it The POV changes, the flashbacks, the large cast of characters, the historical detailthe insane amount of cigarettes smokedAAR review to come.

  11. First thank you Harper Collins Publishers and William Morrow Books for this wonderful historical fiction ARC I would also like to thank the amazing author Beatriz Williams for taking that vacation with your husband that led to you writing this delicious book.This book, although fiction, was based on actual events that took place in the Bahamas, London, etc in the 1940s and all over Europe and Florida in the early 1900s While our two protagonists are fictional women our supporting cast are com First thank you Harper Collins Publishers and William Morrow Books for this wonderful historical fiction ARC I would also like to thank the amazing author Beatriz Williams for taking that vacation with your husband that led to you writing this delicious book.This book, although fiction, was based on actual events that took place in the Bahamas, London, etc in the 1940s and all over Europe and Florida in the early 1900s While our two protagonists are fictional women our supporting cast are comprised of actual beings and events Duke and Duchess of Windsor...

  12. If I could give this bookthan five stars, I would do so It s that good It is well written with beautiful descriptions, but not too much, and interesting characters whom I felt like I knew personally My favorite part of the book, however, is how Beatriz Williams skillfully weaves together two seemingly parallel plot lines that ultimately crossover in a beautifully satisfying ending Pure literary genius When I first read the synopsis, I assumed that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor would If I could give this bookthan five stars, I would do so It s that good It is well written with beautiful descriptions, but not too much, and interesting characters whom I felt like I knew personally My favorite part of the book, however, is how Beatriz Williams skillfully weaves together two seemingly parallel plot lines that ultimately crossover in a beautifully satisfying ending Pure literary genius When I first read the synopsis, I assumed that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor would occupy the role of protagonists in the novel Happily, I was wrong While their presence is very much evident in the storyline, they are background characters who a...

  13. Historical Fiction and Historical Romance are two of my favorites book genres I gotthan few but lately it have been difficult to find a Historical Fiction story that kept me interested and engaged from the first to the last page Well, folks , I found that book, my search is over The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams is that book Beatriz Williams weaves a captivating tale of interesting characters , drama and mystery As the settings are based in real places, circumstances and people Historical Fiction and Historical Romance are two of my favorites book genres I gotthan few but lately it have been difficult to find a Historical Fiction story that kept me interested and engaged from the first to the last page Well, folks , I found that book, my search is over The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams is that book Beatriz ...

  14. The Golden Hour is a story that reaches back in time and goes back and forth between WWI and WWII The story entwined within both these historical events gives you a feeling of the harshness of the times but also the beauty that came through those difficult days This is a story of one family, past and present, that endured these times and saw the best and worst in people they knew and how their lives revolved and evolved around them The family itself The Thorpe s , had both Scottish and Germa The Golden Hour is a story that reaches back in time and goes back and forth between WWI and WWII The story entwined within both these historical events gives you a feeling of the harshness of the times but also the beauty that came through those difficult days This is a story of one family, past and present, that endured these times and saw the best and worst in people they knew and how their lives revolved and evolved around them The family itself The Thorpe s , had both Scottish and German, American and English blood within their family and makes for very interesting dynamics in emotion and thought The story transports you through Germany, France, England, the Bahamas, Switzerland and America The harshness of the realities of what war can do to a family and also...

  15. I started The Golden Hour thanks to LibraryThing AND Edelweiss for the ARCs with some excitement and some trepidation, as I ve had difficulty catching on to Ms Williams previous novels This was no different but I persevered, and was pleasantly surprised as I became wrapped up in the dual stories of Lulu and Elfriede I felt the heat of the Bahamas, and the chill of a war torn London But about two thirds of the way, after denouement and denouement, I was exhausted, and wondering why I wasn I started The Golden Hour thanks to LibraryThing AND Edelweiss for the ARCs with some excitement and some trepidation, as I ve had difficulty catching on to Ms Williams previous novels This was no different but I persevered, and was pleasantly surprised as I became wrapped up in the dual stories of Lulu and Elfriede I felt the heat of the Bahamas, and the chill of a war torn London But about two thirds of the way, after denouement and denouement, I was exhausted, and wondering why I wasn t done When the same thing keeps happening to the characters, it gets a little redundant I wa...