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  • Hardcover
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  • The Luxe
  • Anna Godbersen
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 9780061345661

10 thoughts on “The Luxe

  1. says:

    Maybe at this moment you're checking my rating and thinking What the fuck?I'm going to tell you something I enjoy reading shallow trashy books Somehow they pull me into a world of bitchy spoiled backstabbing cha

  2. says:

    The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York's darling debutant Eliz

  3. says:

    That dress That dress How can this not be a fun romantic read? And so I dived into 1899 New York City high society with its whirl of dances and social calls and hidden agendas And came to a stuttering halt very uicklyI can do shallow and superficial for a hundred pages or so Exhibit A The Bookshop on the Corner

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    The Holland sisters Elizabeth and Diana are at the top of the social ladder When their father dies the girls move away to get educated about being a proper lady and when they come back they find out that things don’t look too good for the Holland family They’re broke But if Mrs Holland has anything to say about it the

  5. says:

    So I'd be lying if I said I was oozing with excitement to read this book In fact I put off reading it for just about a year A really good friend of mine recommended me this book and told me I'd absolutely love it but when

  6. says:

    With glitz glamour and secrets galore The Luxe is like Gossip Girl set in 1899 New York When reputations are at stake and secrets become a currency friends turn on friends and no one is safe We begin the story with an end of one The funeral of miss Elizabeth Holland a tragic and unexpected death of one of society’s most loved The next chapter we see Elizabeth before her death I loved this element as we knew s

  7. says:

    Sorry but I can't go on reading this drivel Maybe I am too spoiled by Edith Wharton and know too much about Gilded Age s to enjoy this book I k

  8. says:

    It's September 1899 and the Manhattan season is starting off with a bang Elizabeth Holland the darling of the hi

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    I hate hate HATE books that are suppose to be set in one time period but they have the behavor of someone in a different time period If I didn't know better I would have thought that this books was set in the pre

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    Hmmm This is an interesting book It is as the name implies very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous and all the charact

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Es to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker to the spiteful maid Lina Broud threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love But when her carriage overturns near the East River the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current As all of New York grieves some begin to w. So I d be lying if I said I was oozing with excitement to read this book In fact I put off reading it for just about a year A really good friend of mine recommended me this book and told me I d absolutely love it but when I bought the book I let it gather dust in the corner of my bookshelf There are two reasons why I put off reading this for so long One because its a Historical Romance I cannot even begin to tell people how much I HATE okay hate is a strong word but seriously I don t like them Historical Romances I don t know what it is about Historical books but for whatever reason I can t get into them I tried reading Entwined and that was a bust I tried reading Soulless and that was a dnf Its mainly the time period the way of life and the characters that puts me off and no matter how hard I try I can t get sucked in The second reason is that this book is in the third person When I read books in third person I hardly ever give them five stars no matter how well written because as I ve said before I want to make a connection to the characters I understand that this is difficult to do especially when a writer wants to incorporate than one voice in the novel but at the same time I feel almost shut off from everyoneSo then finally one year later I picked this book up because the book I wanted to buy wasn t coming out until Saturday I didn t feel like reading anything else and I had only a minute to choose a book before I had to leaveAnd oh my god yeek I loved this book I don t know how to explain it but I did I fell in love with a historical romance third person book Who would have thunk it I can t even begin to describe how much I loved this bookAt first the beginning started off a little slow but then things began to pick up speed ergo the snowball effect My heart simply burst for Elizabeth I can completely relate to her when she thought about how trapped she felt in her life especially since her mother was forcing her into marriage but then when she admitted she was in love with Will her glorious sexy coachman I think I died Although Elizabeth would be characteristically described as fake I applaud her Because despite her wishes she wanted to do what was best for her family but in the end she decided to do what was best for herself And she really truly loved Will Even though we unfortunately didn t get to see much of him in this book their love was innocent and true something I have not seen in a long time Elizabeth Will 3Then there s Diana Elizabeth s feisty little sister God was she a beaut She s the girl that most teenagers become when they try to find themselves I really have nothing bad to say about her because she was so true and real to herself yet completely opposite of Elizabeth Usually when it comes to siblings I prefer one over the other but both girls were great to read about and I am glad that Diana did not resent her sister in the end Enter Henry playboybachelor extraordinare When I first read about him god I couldn t stand him He was arrogant annoying and frankly a man slut He was also macking it up with Penelope who didn t seem to mind in the least and in a way I m glad his father wanted him to straighten out although his father did it for selfish reasons instead of fatherly concern Then there was a change in Henry something gradual yet sudden small yet monumental and so so beautiful Watching him fall in love with view spoiler Diana was the greatest thing And I loved how she made him feel like crap at first She really showed him how much of an ass he was but he still loved her and she loved him Their circumstances however were completely unfair hide spoiler バガボンド 1 of the Hollands resting Расул Гамзатов Стихи on her shoulders Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love But when her carriage Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble overturns near the East River the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current As all Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of New York grieves some begin to w. 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Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawn Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions White lies dark secrets and scandalous hookups This is Manhattan 1899 Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene Or so it appears When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure suddenly everyone from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hay. Maybe at this moment you re checking my rating and thinking What the fuckI m going to tell you something I enjoy reading shallow trashy books Somehow they pull me into a world of bitchy spoiled backstabbing characters name dropping and the need to choke them all for being so damn stupid And I fucking love it You know why Because they keep me interested in their stupidity The books I read the less I stop searching for trashy books A girl like me can only handle enough in their chest Take for example the series Gossip Girl The main characters are so spoiled that I want to smack them around They back stab the people they like treat everyone else like crap because they aren t as spoiled as they are and the main male protagonist always cheats on his girlfriend with her best friend So why do I read that crap Because they keep me intrigued All these things they do make me want to know what stupidities are they going to do next Nothing is as delicious like some juicy drama Also revenge but that s another storySo The LuxeI don t know exactly what made me interested in these books but one thing is for sure That dress is beautiful Just look at it It s so pink and fluffy That being said I read the back cover Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawnIrresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentionsWhite lies dark secrets and scandalous hookupsThis is Manhattan 1899re reads Hot damn I am so inAt that time I haven t read enough historical fiction to know what was the good uality ones and the bad uality ones I was only interested on what this book was going to containThe main protagonists Elizabeth and Diana Holland are the major socialites of Manhattan Everyone envies them But what the public doesn t know is that they re broke The only solution for this problem is that Elizabeth should marry the handsome bachelor Henry Schoonmaker HA What a stupid last name Problem is Penelope Hayes Elizabeth s on and off best friend wants Henry and she and him were supposed to be a couple Also Elizabeth is in love with Will Keller her coachman Unfortunately Lina Broud one of the house s servants is in love with him as well and she s determined to win him See what I mean This is exactly the type of drama I love Now don t get me wrong I didn t think this book was a literary sensation My ratings aren t just about how good a book is it is also about entertainment value And you better believe that this book was a heck of an entertainment Sure this book isn t historically accurate but that didn t stop me from enjoying them I thought the writing was alright and obviously so much better than the other authors who write trashy books I only recommend this series if you enjoy reading catty charactersPS Did you really expect these books to be exuisite historical fiction Did you notice who reviewed the books on the back That s right Cecily Von Ziegesar the creator of the Gossip Girl series did Coincidence I think not

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Onder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty or if perhaps someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear In a world of luxury and deception where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocen. It s September 1899 and the Manhattan season is starting off with a bang Elizabeth Holland the darling of the high society set has returned from her year in Paris in time for the first ball of the season held at her best friend Penelope Hayes newly finished and incredibly vulgar mansion Penelope is all about showing herself to the best advantage and has her sights set on young rake Henry Schoonmaker but his father has other ideas Intending to run for mayor the following year he wants his only son to shape up and marry a good girl from a good family Elizabeth The day after the ball he proposes to Elizabeth and is accepted even though her heart belongs to the young coachman Will whom her maid Lina also loves because Henry s family has money and the Holland family now has none which no one know about except them You have to keep up appearances after all This is the day he also meets Elizabeth s younger sister Diana and there s something about her that captivates him like no other girl ever has It s a tangled mess and it s about to get a whole lot messier as Penelope schemes to break up the engagementOkay I ll admit that despite being rather anti girly I ve always had a thing for dresses and period costumes and the big poofy thing on the cover certainly fascinated me But it also repelled me it s just so HUGE and PINK and PUFFY The descriptions of this novelseries that I came across said it was like Gossip Girls and that it was about New York High Society girls at the turn of the century well it all put me off Until a friend recommended it and I m glad she did for as ridiculous as the dress is the book is really very goodI don t watch Gossip Girls so I can t speak to any similarities there what I was reminded of though was Edith Wharton s The Buccaneers Admittedly I have read very few books set in 19th century Manhattan so Wharton s book was the only one I could think of mostly because it s about four girls from new money making their way in the world amongst the British upper class I highly recommend it or the TV mini series based on itAnyway I completely expected to be utterly bored by this book but instead I was vastly entertained and gripped by the unfolding mystery and tension and even though the prologue tells you the ending it doesn t tell you anything and you re never sure what s going to happen next or how it all worked out I did suspect from the very beginning the truth about Elizabeth thoughThere was plenty to love and enjoy here despite the somewhat clich d characters The setting is vividly brought to life though I would imagine some people wouldn t care for the little asides about dress fabrics and ormulu gilt bronze inlaid chairs but to me it added some necessary and authentic detail as well as showing without actually telling the disparity between classes and breeding the gaudy over the top grandeur of the Hayes new mansion the stately but stuffy Schoonmaker home and the refined old world elegance of the Hollands all highlighting the still pervasive class clash between old money and new inherited from the British The period is also supported by little clippings from newspapers journals and those books on the proper deportment of a lady at the beginnings of the chapters which help remind you of the world outside and surrounding these preoccupied young women and how everyone is watching them There is some thought given to class consciousness the social expectations pretensions and manoeuvring of the rich but I was pleased to see it didn t suffer from too much presentism It was also good to have one of the protagonists be a lady s maid who ends up on the street you get to see the less glamorous hard working trade side of the cityOf the four protagonists Elizabeth Diana Penelope and Lina I liked Diana the most Probably because she was the most honest direct and least girly she had spunk and flair and was the least superficial Elizabeth was handled well a goody goody demure and seemingly innocent girl in public 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About the Author: Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley California and educated at Barnard College She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband