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The golden hour / Beatriz Williams.

Williams, Beatriz, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT WIL (Text) 33500013103841 New Available -
Fertile Public Library LARGE PRINT WIL (Text) 33500013103858 New Checked out 09/10/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062912336
  • ISBN: 006291233X
  • Physical Description: 689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
Summary, etc.: 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 more 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    When journalist Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau in 1941 and gains the favor of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, she quickly learns that beneath the surface of the Windsors' court in this tropical paradise—where the duke is serving as governor—lies a quagmire of espionage, scurrilous financial dealings, and possible treason. Lulu also finds herself swept into a romance with the charming Benedict Thorpe, a British scientist who she realizes is involved in dealings considerably more serious than botany, which lead to his mysterious disappearance. Alternating chapters tell the story of Benedict's parents, Elfriede and Wilfred, and their struggle to be together; the depiction of Elfriede's postpartum depression is a particularly refreshing, albeit heart-wrenching, element of their story. With her trademark skill, the author adeptly draws the threads of the two story lines together, culminating in a surprising, emotionally satisfying conclusion. Williams' latest (after The Summer Wives, 2018) is moving, well-researched, and compulsively readable to the very last page. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 > Fiction.
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986 > Fiction.
Reporters and reporting > Fiction.
Women journalists > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Nassau (Bahamas) > History > 20th century.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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