July 25, 2010

JULY OF GIVEAWAYS: Giveaway #3 The Luxe

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

I personally couldn't get into this book, but I know plenty of readers and bloggers who really enjoyed it. I want to pass this book on to someone else who would love to read it. Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

A big, sumptuous tale of catty girls, dark secrets and windswept romance unfurls in this compulsively readable novel of late-19th-century New York City socialites. Godbersen weaves a tenuous web of deceit, backstabbing and pretense that follows four teens: Elizabeth Holland, a prim and proper lady of old-money society, is betrothed to one man, though furtively loves another; Henry Schoonmaker, a debauched playboy who must marry Elizabeth or be disinherited; Diana Holland, Elizabeth’s younger sister who is in love with her fiancĂ©; and Penelope Hayes, a member of the nouveau riche who will stop at nothing to win Henry’s affections. As Elizabeth and Henry’s wedding approaches, the spectacle unfolds in a wondrously grandiose scene, making for a fun, though not entirely unexpected dĂ©nouement. A delicious new twist along the Gossip Girl vein, readers will clamor for this sharp, smart drama of friends, lovers, lies and betrayal.

If you want to read a couple of reviews on this book, here is a small sampling:
Library Queue
Pepper Ink
English Major's Junk Food


Contest runs through July 31st. This giveaway is open internationally.


  1. I love the dress on the cover. I would twirl all day, if twirling is even possible in that dress!

  2. Thanks for linking to my review! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it more. I think it takes a certain kind of acceptance that you're not really going to like any of the characters to get through the book, although Diana is very likable (in my opinion) once you finish the first book and move onto the second.

  3. I don't need to be entered for the giveaway. It's too bad you didn't like this one! I have to say though that I read it right when it first came out, before I'd heard anything about it. I'm pretty bad about having books ruined by a lot of hype, so it was good I didn't know anything beforehand.

    Oh well though! There are so many other great things out there that it's okay.


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