The Luxe - Anna Godbersen Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141323361 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Anna Godbersen / Paperback / 464 Pages / Book is published 2008-07-03 by Puffin Books
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by - written on 25/11/10 (Very useful, 78 readings)
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen is a novel set in New York in 1899, at the height of the super-rich society families for whom appearance was everything. It is about a group of young people, all of whom want to break the constraints of their lives in different ways and for different reasons. The very first page of the novel is the funeral announcement for Elizabeth Holland. After a glimpse of the funeral, we are taken back in time to a few weeks before to find out what happens. This is a bit of a strange start, opening with the funeral of one of the main characters, but it does have a page-turning effect, as you always want to keep going to find out what happened ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/04/10 (Very useful, 36 readings)
The Luxe is a book that I've had for ages but not got round to reading, I found it the other day and started it, once I started I found it really quite hard to stop and was glad that I had found it! On the front of the book there is a quote, 'All the glitz of the OC but with bigger frocks and more dashing boys,' and I really think that this sums up the book quite well, but I'd say that it was slightly more Gossip Girl than OC as it is set in New York rather than California! Other than that though, it is really quite similar to these programmes (basically about teenagers having a good time with lots of scandal and secrets in the glamorous rich group of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/08/08, updated on 16/08/08 (Very useful, 117 readings)
~Warning, May contain Spoilers!~ The Luxe is a romantic teenage read written by Anna Godbersen. The Luxe is set in New York, 1899. The book starts with the funeral of Elizabeth Holland, who has a mysterious death, daughter of one of New York's richest and most well-known families. After the funeral, the book starts at a ball which Elizabeth attends. The book goes through Elizabeth's life starting from the ball. Elizabeth's life is luxurious and when it is threatened, Elizabeth must marry a man, Henry Schoonmaker, a man also from a rich family, to secure her family's financial future. Elizabeth does not know, but her so-called best ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/07/09 (Useful, 17 readings)
The luxe is a novel set in New Yorks high society in 1899. Written by Anna Godberson, the story starts with a funeral of Miss Elizabeth Holland. The book then goes back in time and follow Elizabeth Holland, her "Best Friend" Penelope Hayes, her maid Lina and her younger sister Diana Holland as they struggle to find love while still being proper and doing as their parents wish (or not!), with some scandalous results. Elizabeth Holland is the "perfect" child, she is the elder Holland girl beautiful and always polite. Diana, her younger sister is just as beautiful but a little more wild and desperately seeking romance and adventure in ... Read the complete review
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