Iona Grey

where the present meets the past

Iona Grey is a writer of sweeping, romantic stories that span decades and generations and incorporate family secrets, old houses and loves lost and found. Her debut novel, Letters to the Lost, won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2016 and is published in 16 different countries. Her second novel, The Glittering Hour, was published in hardback and ebook in the UK in May 2019, and is due out in paperback in the UK in October and in America in December.

Other territories will follow.


About Iona


The Glittering Hour


Letters to the Lost


News and Events

Praise for Iona Grey’s Writing


‘Captivating characters, convincing and compelling.’ Fern Britton

‘Vivid and heartbreaking.’ Prima

‘Beautiful writing, compelling characters and an ending that made me cry.’ Red

‘Poignant, insightful and beautifully realised.’ Woman and Home

‘A beautiful, tender story from a naturally gifted storyteller.’ Lucinda Riley

‘A captivating and deliciously romantic tale…that will tear your heart in two.’ Rachel Hore

‘Stunning’ Veronica Henry

‘Gorgeously written… I loved it’ Jill Mansell

‘An epic story of joyous hedonism and desperate heartache. Just beautiful.’ Catherine Isaac

‘A moving period love story’ Sunday Mirror

‘Extraordinarily vivid, compelling, beautifully told.’ Miranda Dickinson



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