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The Luxe 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,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 Hayes, 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 wonder 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 innocent [Reading] ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, By Craig Russell – Kleankitchen.co.uk partying until dawn Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions White lies [Read] ➹ Jazz Age Stories ➵ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Kleankitchen.co.uk dark secrets ❮Ebook❯ ➣ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Kleankitchen.co.uk and scandalous hookups This is Manhattan,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 ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Kleankitchen.co.uk suddenly everyone from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes ➾ [Download] ➻ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins ➷ – Kleankitchen.co.uk to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Kleankitchen.co.uk to the spiteful maid Lina Broud threatens Elizabeth s and Diana s golden future With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders ❮Read❯ ➵ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love But when her carriage overturns near the East River [PDF] ✅ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor – Kleankitchen.co.uk the girl whose glittering life lit up the city s gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current As all of New York grieves ❰Reading❯ ➾ Dr. Simon Forman Author Judith Cook – Kleankitchen.co.uk some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty [Download] ✤ Susannah (Sunfire, By Candice Ransom – Kleankitchen.co.uk or if ✻ [EPUB] ✰ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars By David Sutton ❅ – Kleankitchen.co.uk perhaps ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – Kleankitchen.co.uk someone wanted to see Manhattan s most celebrated daughter disappear In a world of luxury and deception [PDF / Epub] ✅ Charity Girl By Georgette Heyer – Kleankitchen.co.uk where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever ❮Download❯ ➾ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, ➹ Author Martin O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent Hmmm This is an interesting book It is, as the name implies, very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous, and all the characters are gorgeous, with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were You don t really get deep insights into Elizabeth, ostensibly the heroine, and her handsome lover s thoughts are never known at all The villainess bitchy girl, the little sister, the rich cad, all getdetailed character development, Hmmm This is an interesting book It is, as the name implies, very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous, and all the characters are gorgeous, with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were You don t really get deep insights into Elizabeth, ostensibly the heroine, and her handsome lover s thoughts are never known at all The villainess bitchy girl, the little sister, the rich cad, all getdetailed character development, but I had a hard time getting into them as well, because they weren t immediately likable By the end, I had some definite favorites, and I am excited to read the sequel and find out what happens to everybody, but it wasn t until the last chapter that I really started to care about the characters Nonetheless, it s a definite page turner From the first chapter I couldn t put it down, waiting to see if my suspicions it starts out with a funeral and then goes back to the month leading up to the tragic death were correct 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 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 Thebooks I read, the less I stop searching for trashy books A girl like me can only handle enough in the 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 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 Thebooks 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 story.So, The Luxe.I 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 dawn.Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.This is Manhattan, 1899 re reads Hot damn I am so in At that time, I haven t read enough historical fiction to know what was the good quality ones and the bad quality ones I was only interested on what this book was going to contain.The 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 characters.P.S Did you really expect these books to be exquisite 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 The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York s darling debutant, Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city, but her perfect life is not what it seems The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly, it has all of the shallowness and poor writing of the former, with little of the intelligence and power of the latter For realsies Read the rest of my thoughts on The Lux The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York s darling debutant, Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city, but her perfect life is not what it seems The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly, it has all of the shallowness and poor writing of the former, with little of the intelligence and power of the latter For realsies Read the rest of my thoughts on The Luxe HERE 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, they won t be, not for long If Elizabeth can marry Henry Schoonmaker a man who s so handsome he has the hearts of all eligible females their family name won t be smeared But 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, they won t be, not for long If Elizabeth can marry Henry Schoonmaker a man who s so handsome he has the hearts of all eligible females their family name won t be smeared But Elizabeth already has her heart set on Will, who is just a mere stable boy, and Penelope, Liz s supposed best friend, wants Henry And where s Diana all this time Falling in love with Henry, of course Rich girls always get what they want, but there s just one Henry to go around Plenty of reviews I ve read had it labeled as a cross between Pride Prejudice and Gossip Girl I think not The concept about rich girls leading scandalous lives in Manhattan, though set in 1899 for The Luxe, and how marriage was just beneficial for status upholding, is the same Everything else, not really I think this is even worse than Gossip Girl Just like I didn t see the point in the latter, I failed to see this book as none other than a boring read with underdeveloped characters who basically whine and never take control Take Elizabeth, for instance Right from the beginning she s introduced as this beautiful and proper young lady who s involved with a servant but is engaged to the most set forth bachelor, Henry The parts written about her fall bland shortly after she s engaged She does absolutely nothing except to look blank and regretful I find it very hard to reach some level of sympathy for a character that s mostly just a background face because the author failed to incorporate some kind of human being qualities to her It s like this Anna Godbersen wanted to portray a perfect girl that didn t have a perfect life after all the most common storyline ever beside the love hate relationships type and rather than making Elizabeth her main character, she made her into a depressed girl Everything that happens in the novel surrounds Elizabeth s life and her actions, but I just don t see her as a focus Sure, she finally finds the strength to do something towards the end of the book, but that s because Penelope was there to help her Can t she do anything by herself She s just a horrible protagonist and if that s the message get your own independence then the author s done a poor job of relaying that Take notice that this book has 433 pages 433 pages of slow action and mindless characters that just appear and disappear so they can serve in certain parts of the story A story isn t supposed to be like that everything has to connect somehow And the most unflattering character is Diana From the start, I never saw that kind of bond between her and Elizabeth that s made Diana so sobby at the last minute She s been portrayed as this whinny, kind of unusual sister But later, she does all sorts of things that contradict the personality she s been given, which I find very inconsistent If there s character development involved, there has to be a turning point for that to happen, but I didn t see it All in all, not something I would ever pick up again I thought GG had been a reminder that I should stay away from stories about rich girls with nothing to do but have sex and steal other people s boyfriends I like books with some kind of message, with development, with strong willed protagonists that makes everything better, but I found nothing of the requirements here I m just glad I gave up halfway but decided to read the ending chapters anyway Two words so predictable But if you actually like the endless, unrealistic love triangles why would anyone like Henry, anyway He s such an arrogant ass between Elizabeth Will Lina and Diana Henry Penelope, or the fact that the girls wear gowns and everyone rides horses, then this probably is the book for you I mean, at least some of the history was nailed pretty accurately, thought most facts were just mentioned in passing

    [Reading] ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, By Craig Russell – Kleankitchen.co.uk partying until dawn Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions White lies [Read] ➹ Jazz Age Stories ➵ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Kleankitchen.co.uk dark secrets ❮Ebook❯ ➣ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Kleankitchen.co.uk and scandalous hookups This is Manhattan,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 ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Kleankitchen.co.uk suddenly everyone from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes ➾ [Download] ➻ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins ➷ – Kleankitchen.co.uk to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Kleankitchen.co.uk to the spiteful maid Lina Broud threatens Elizabeth s and Diana s golden future With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders ❮Read❯ ➵ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love But when her carriage overturns near the East River [PDF] ✅ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor – Kleankitchen.co.uk the girl whose glittering life lit up the city s gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current As all of New York grieves ❰Reading❯ ➾ Dr. Simon Forman Author Judith Cook – Kleankitchen.co.uk some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty [Download] ✤ Susannah (Sunfire, By Candice Ransom – Kleankitchen.co.uk or if ✻ [EPUB] ✰ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars By David Sutton ❅ – Kleankitchen.co.uk perhaps ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – Kleankitchen.co.uk someone wanted to see Manhattan s most celebrated daughter disappear In a world of luxury and deception [PDF / Epub] ✅ Charity Girl By Georgette Heyer – Kleankitchen.co.uk where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever ❮Download❯ ➾ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, ➹ Author Martin O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent Hmmm This is an interesting book It is, as the name implies, very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous, and all the characters are gorgeous, with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were You don t really get deep insights into Elizabeth, ostensibly the heroine, and her handsome lover s thoughts are never known at all The villainess bitchy girl, the little sister, the rich cad, all getdetailed character development, Hmmm This is an interesting book It is, as the name implies, very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous, and all the characters are gorgeous, with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were You don t really get deep insights into Elizabeth, ostensibly the heroine, and her handsome lover s thoughts are never known at all The villainess bitchy girl, the little sister, the rich cad, all getdetailed character development, but I had a hard time getting into them as well, because they weren t immediately likable By the end, I had some definite favorites, and I am excited to read the sequel and find out what happens to everybody, but it wasn t until the last chapter that I really started to care about the characters Nonetheless, it s a definite page turner From the first chapter I couldn t put it down, waiting to see if my suspicions it starts out with a funeral and then goes back to the month leading up to the tragic death were correct 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 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 Thebooks I read, the less I stop searching for trashy books A girl like me can only handle enough in the 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 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 Thebooks 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 story.So, The Luxe.I 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 dawn.Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.This is Manhattan, 1899 re reads Hot damn I am so in At that time, I haven t read enough historical fiction to know what was the good quality ones and the bad quality ones I was only interested on what this book was going to contain.The 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 characters.P.S Did you really expect these books to be exquisite 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 The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York s darling debutant, Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city, but her perfect life is not what it seems The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly, it has all of the shallowness and poor writing of the former, with little of the intelligence and power of the latter For realsies Read the rest of my thoughts on The Lux The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York s darling debutant, Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city, but her perfect life is not what it seems The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly, it has all of the shallowness and poor writing of the former, with little of the intelligence and power of the latter For realsies Read the rest of my thoughts on The Luxe HERE 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, they won t be, not for long If Elizabeth can marry Henry Schoonmaker a man who s so handsome he has the hearts of all eligible females their family name won t be smeared But 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, they won t be, not for long If Elizabeth can marry Henry Schoonmaker a man who s so handsome he has the hearts of all eligible females their family name won t be smeared But Elizabeth already has her heart set on Will, who is just a mere stable boy, and Penelope, Liz s supposed best friend, wants Henry And where s Diana all this time Falling in love with Henry, of course Rich girls always get what they want, but there s just one Henry to go around Plenty of reviews I ve read had it labeled as a cross between Pride Prejudice and Gossip Girl I think not The concept about rich girls leading scandalous lives in Manhattan, though set in 1899 for The Luxe, and how marriage was just beneficial for status upholding, is the same Everything else, not really I think this is even worse than Gossip Girl Just like I didn t see the point in the latter, I failed to see this book as none other than a boring read with underdeveloped characters who basically whine and never take control Take Elizabeth, for instance Right from the beginning she s introduced as this beautiful and proper young lady who s involved with a servant but is engaged to the most set forth bachelor, Henry The parts written about her fall bland shortly after she s engaged She does absolutely nothing except to look blank and regretful I find it very hard to reach some level of sympathy for a character that s mostly just a background face because the author failed to incorporate some kind of human being qualities to her It s like this Anna Godbersen wanted to portray a perfect girl that didn t have a perfect life after all the most common storyline ever beside the love hate relationships type and rather than making Elizabeth her main character, she made her into a depressed girl Everything that happens in the novel surrounds Elizabeth s life and her actions, but I just don t see her as a focus Sure, she finally finds the strength to do something towards the end of the book, but that s because Penelope was there to help her Can t she do anything by herself She s just a horrible protagonist and if that s the message get your own independence then the author s done a poor job of relaying that Take notice that this book has 433 pages 433 pages of slow action and mindless characters that just appear and disappear so they can serve in certain parts of the story A story isn t supposed to be like that everything has to connect somehow And the most unflattering character is Diana From the start, I never saw that kind of bond between her and Elizabeth that s made Diana so sobby at the last minute She s been portrayed as this whinny, kind of unusual sister But later, she does all sorts of things that contradict the personality she s been given, which I find very inconsistent If there s character development involved, there has to be a turning point for that to happen, but I didn t see it All in all, not something I would ever pick up again I thought GG had been a reminder that I should stay away from stories about rich girls with nothing to do but have sex and steal other people s boyfriends I like books with some kind of message, with development, with strong willed protagonists that makes everything better, but I found nothing of the requirements here I m just glad I gave up halfway but decided to read the ending chapters anyway Two words so predictable But if you actually like the endless, unrealistic love triangles why would anyone like Henry, anyway He s such an arrogant ass between Elizabeth Will Lina and Diana Henry Penelope, or the fact that the girls wear gowns and everyone rides horses, then this probably is the book for you I mean, at least some of the history was nailed pretty accurately, thought most facts were just mentioned in passing"/>
  • Hardcover
  • 433 pages
  • The Luxe
  • Anna Godbersen
  • English
  • 13 February 2018
  • 0061345660

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.


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