Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Luxe

Set in New york, this saga follows the Holland family, a part of New York's aristocracy. Having fallen on hard times after the death of her husband Mrs. Holland arranges for her eldest daughter Elizabeth to marry one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in Manhattan. But of course, Elizabeth is in love with another man, a stable boy named Will who is obviously not  an acceptable choice. Meanwhile, her younger sister complicates everything by falling for her sister's fiance. Amid the high society parties and fake friendships, Elizabeth must try to concoct a plan to save herself and her family. Unwilling to leave Will or let her family lose face, she becomes a passionate, conniving young woman. This story continues through the books, with scandals, love, grief and parties. It's a period story is definitely well done and intriguing, not to mention keeps you guessing and reveals just how much some people value their status and what they are willing to do in order to keep it. I liked it a lot and would highly recommend it.

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