Envy: A Luxe Novel is a young adult novel by author Anna Godbersen. It is the third book in The Luxe Series. Plot[edit]. Henry Schoonmaker, the handsome son . The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters. Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling series. All four books are included in this tan, In a world of luxur.

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It was okay but it wasn’t okay at the same time. God was she a beaut.

Then there’s Diana, Elizabeths younger sister. This is literally just like Gossip Girl but set in a different time period, girls with ball gowns and arranged marriages are all the rage. Seeing Lina witness her two childhood friends together was heartbreaking and I can understand that but the lengths she went to to get Will’s heart and make Elizabeth look bad was cruel godbdrsen selfish.

View all 28 comments. The story spends time going back and forth between five Victorian teens: The period is also supported lude 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.

Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen

I don’t really like big cliffhanging novels. That review to follow shortly. I mean, at least some of the history was nailed pretty accurately, thought most facts were just mentioned in passing. View all 8 comments. I tried reading Entwined and that was a bust. It felt a bit like someone dragging me by my hair toward the next book — just a little too much. A Luxe Novel is a young adult novel by author Anna Godbersen.


This was such an intriguing read and a great mystery. Return to Book Page. Das ganze gepaart mit dem Glamour vom New York Ende des At the peak of their romantic expedition, Carolina receives news that Mr. Even the secret romances weren’t very interesting. If it weren’t for the huge reveal in the beginning I would have ultimately put this book down, but now that I read it to the end, I’m still invested in reading the next book because of that little cliffhanger.

It had everything a good story should. I just don’t like Lina for her decisions, her lack of confidence in herself, and her obsession over Will. The only solution for this problem is that Elizabeth should marry the handsome bachelor, Henry Schoonmaker HA! It is, as the name implies, very luxe.

Luxe Series

So when I decided to buy The Luxe, it was purely based on the fact that this sounded like such a scandalous tale of debauchery and ruined repuatations and that it would look godberse on my bookshelf. Elizabeth Holland has been a perfect daughter her entire nineteen years of life. All in all, not something I would ever pick up again. She then returns to New York to attend his funeral, where she makes the miraculous discovery that he has left all of his estates ggodbersen wealth to her.

Jul 13, Kristi rated it really liked it. These characters are perfectly awful. Dec 30, Denise Smith rated it did not like it.


The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen

Now onto my personal favorite character; Penelope. Open Preview See a Problem? What I got is a story that is sure to make an impact to some, but failed to impact me in the slightest. I loved how much of a little rebel Diana was, and that she was able to retain much of her real-ness, which in turn caught the eye of her older sis’ fiancee.

The bitch of annna book is Penelope, of course – and she’s marvellous at it.

Nothing is as delicious like some juicy drama. In fact, I put off reading it for just about a year. 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.

If you are used to reading romance novels that include sex and other romantic scenes then you should be fine. I didn’t and that is ,uxe this is less a review and more a rant about why I couldn’t bring myslef to even finish the book.

Unashamedly, I found myself starting to love I can’t believe that I’m about to rate a book based on the characters over the story itself. This doesn’t pretend to be more than it is, a light, fun historical romp, and just what I needed at the time. Jun 19, Jay G rated it liked it. It is the third book in The Luxe Series.