Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Golden Hour” by Beatriz Williams, William Morrow, July 2019
WOW! Beatriz Williams, Author of “The Golden Hour” has beautifully written and vividly described this intriguing, captivating, intense, riveting, suspenseful and page-turning novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Historical Fiction. There are basically two timelines in this story that do connect. One is in Switzerland in 1900, and the other is in 1941 in the Bahamas. Both do involve a ginger-haired Mr. Thorpe. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated. In this amazing novel, there are twists and turns, loyalty and betrayal, good and evil, danger and murder.
When Leonora “Lulu” Randolph, who has some secrets of her own, arrives in the Bahamas in 1941, she is determined to get all the information that she can on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. As a journalist, it appears that American Readers love to see the Royal family and their life. To get this information, it appears that “Lulu” will have to become part of the social group and circle. This is during World War Two, and there are spies, diversity in the classes, and possible treason. When there is a murder, there are all sorts of speculation. As Lulu investigates, there is more danger and suspense.
I would highly recommend this intriguing and intense novel for readers who enjoy historical fiction.