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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She then returns to New York to attend his funeral, where she makes the miraculous discovery that he has left all of his estates and wealth to her. Physical descriptions were a bit lavish. If you take the historical setting out of the story, what’s left anma a who-will-hook-up-with-who kind of trash.

Maybe at this moment you’re checking my rating and thinking, “What the fuck?! I pretty much disliked everyone luse the two Holland sisters and in guess that’s what Anna was trying to do.

Lists with This Luse. Probably because she was the most honest, direct and least girly, she had spunk and flair and was the least superficial. I’ve marveled, in fact, at how the writers of the show managed to get such a well done show out of the source material, because the one that I read was BAD. I understand not everyone is this way. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Teddy rekindle their lost friendship, and Teddy proposes for the third time to Elizabeth. Anyway, 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 puxe 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.


The historical part was great – the Gossip Girls part – not as much. Filled with backstabbing, manipulation, betrayal and drama, but surprisingly there is more depth than I originally anticipated, there is humor, heart, romance and duty to one’s family, station and heart.

She comes from a super rich and respected family, a family who since her fathers death, has fallen to pieces that may well me able to be put together by Elizabeth accepting a worthy suitor with a hefty dowdry. 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.

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Intending to run for mayor the following year, he wants his only son to gorbersen up and marry a good girl from a good family: 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. Preview — The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from May However she didn’t win, and was constantly judged and looked down on by the other equally selfish and doubly fake characters.

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. I respected it because she admitted to herself that Godbwrsen WAS all of those things, and that she would do anything necessary to get what she wanted.


I probably would have just gone on ignoring the series if my mom hadn’t given me a copy of The Luxe. The Luxe godberswn about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving.

Mar 14, Elizabeth rated it liked it Recommends it for: At first, the beginning started off a little slow but then things began to pick up speed ergo the snowball effect. Everyone assumes Henry and Elizabeth would be perfect together, while Penelope is determined to have him for herself. For a debut novel, it is remarkably polished, free of typos and other poor editing glitches though I doubt “gotten” is as old as Hardcover1st Editionpages.

Imagine having to take your sister or your aunt on a date. I found myself bored with Elizabeth, and almost put off by her. To make matters worse, her best friend, Penelope Hayes, is in love with Henry Shoonmaker.

Elizabeth’s secret relationship with Will isn’t the only thing that becomes more difficult after the wedding becomes public. I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved this book. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.