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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Godberseh a few problems with that however: But if you actually like the endless, unrealistic love triangles why would anyone like Henry, anyway? This book is like Gossip Girl set in the late 19th century.

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Cover of American hardcover. I like books with some kind of message, with development, with strong-willed protagonists that makes everything better, but I found nothing of godberseen requirements here.

Henry Schoonmaker’s best friend, who enlists in the military.

Take for example the series Gossip Girl. However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were.

Described as being thin with big-bony shoulders, large feet, sage green eyes, and mousy brown hair. View all 8 comments. Of the four protagonists: If you take the historical setting out of annna story, what’s left is a who-will-hook-up-with-who kind of trash. If you didn’t think the nineteenth century was full of drama then think again. Open Preview See a Problem? The Another Christmas gift, and one I wanted to read very much when it first came out, but shied away from somewhat godbersem reading several reviews comparing it to the Gossip Girl series and stating that the writing left rather a lot to be desired.


My ratings aren’t just about how good a book is, godberse is also about entertainment value. I loathed Penelope and only wished she had been the one to fall in the Hudson.

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For its intendend audience, teen girls, The Luxe would be a fabulous introduction to that genre of writing. View all 12 comments.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think this book was a literary sensation. All the other characters in the book looked down at her because her family was “new” money and she was going to play them at their own game and WIN!

I can see where it came from; the main characters are well-to-do New Yorkers, and there is an emphasis on beauty and backstabbing. That’s not to say the book isn’t worth reading; I have the benefit of being nearly 30, and having been exposed to all the romance novel plot devices under the sun. I was ready to slit my wrists after a few chapters. A date where you would sit in the park with a picnic and talk about the weather.

Her gdobersen, Elizabeth Holland, grieves over the loss of her true love, while growing weaker and more fragile every day. I used to watch Gossip Girl religiously and this book reminded me how much I loved the show! I recommend it to no one. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Physical descriptions were a bit lavish. Married to Penelope Hayes, in love with Diana Holland. Diana and Elizabeth Holland’s aunt who comes and lives with them after her marriage ended badly.

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Later, Henry tells Goodbersen that their love making was a mistake and he that never should have committed the act.

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I understand not everyone is this way. The historical part was great – the Gossip Girls part – not as much. And I normally like historical romances. I only recommend this series if you enjoy reading catty characters. Please clean it up to conform to a higher standard of quality, and to make it neutral in tone. The person she would be in her next life was finding her way one second at a time. I kind of love historical novels because they make me think about a time and place that is so exponentially different than the one we live in.

The Holland family begins losing money, forcing Elizabeth into an engagment with the charming casanova, Henry Schonnmocker. She lies to the Schoonmakers about being pregnant nana avoid Henry divorcing her, but he doesn’t believe her.