The Luxe (Paperback)
|Author: Anna Godbersen|
|The revelation of a dark family secret exposes a great scandal that soon sends the lives of the beautiful Holland sisters into a tailspin with lies and betrayal jeopardizing their high-ranking positions in Manhattan society. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Godbersen, Anna *Series Title: Luxe Novel *Publication Date: 2008/10/01 *Number of Pages: 433 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25|
From the Publisher:
Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyonefrom the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broudthreatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.
With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...
In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.
Filled with naughty behavior, lurid stories, and rigid social structures, THE LUXE is like the Gossip Girl series--but set in 1899. At the top of Manhattan's social heap, sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland enjoy the attention of everyone who matters. However, when they find themselves steeped in scandal and murder, the rules of the game change abruptly.