Posted by: jennclimenhaga | March 20, 2010

The Luxe

Godberson, Anna.  The Luxe.  New York:  HarperCollins, 2007.  Print.

The setting is 1899 New York, where high society rules the city.  Elizabeth Holland is the perfect lady with one little secret; she is in love with the wrong man.  As her family faces financial difficulty, Elizabeth must choose between the man she loves and the man whose wealth could save her family.

Although I found this book frustrating in plot, it was also highly addictive.  Obsession with the famous and wealthy has always been a part of our culture, and this novel adapts that obsession to historical fiction quite well.  Although I will never find this series among my list of “must reads,” it is mindless entertainment fitting for vacations and the beach.

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