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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,634 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Godbersen Narrator: Nina Siemaszko Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Luxe Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780061709616
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After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.

All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoon-maker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.

As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Godbersen’s sophomore effort does not disappoint…Another delicious read that will captivate teenaged girls.”

    VOYA

  • “Exciting, fast paced, and hard to put down, this book is a great read.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhumi | 2/17/2014

    " A good sequel to The Luxe, but definitely not a five-star read for me. The historical facts are detailed and accurate, and the story doesn't bore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kbs | 2/16/2014

    " I didn't really feel sympathetic to any of the characters so it was a struggle for me to finish this book. I'm not reading the rest of the books in the series...I read some "spoilery" reviews of the last two books and that was enough for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Himmelle | 2/2/2014

    " Not as exciting as the first book. A bit disappointing really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/31/2014

    " After reading this book in the series, I'm liking it more. The characters are definitely becoming more multi-faceted and I feel Godbersen is fully hitting her stride. It's probably a good comparison to go with the first was like tv pilot; it wasn't the best in the series, but it set up the characters nicely, and now it's developing nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kilee | 1/28/2014

    " Hated the end. Good read but not a "can't put it down" book. Took me about 3 weeks for a 400 page book. Longer than my normal timeline. I can't decide if I'm going to read the next book. Probably more like 2.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 1/23/2014

    " LOVED all the Luxe series. Could read 10 more books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Leach | 1/21/2014

    " I liked this one better than the last, but some endings aren't happy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/10/2014

    " Not much substance, but for a young adult novel, it was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/9/2014

    " Hmmm, another duaghter-recommended book. I understand why she loves these so much. I probably would too if I were 15. I guessed most of it - should have been a writer of teen fiction, I guess! Cute, and absolutely what some reviewer said: The OC with big dresses and lots of hair... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Macomber | 12/12/2013

    " This is book two in The Luxe series and was not as good as the first book. The first book was fantastic but this one slowed down a bit until the very end. I will still pick up the third book in the series to see what happens. Overall, the series is a good "guilty pleasure" book for women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leighanne | 11/2/2013

    " I just love these books! They are easy to read and such a fun story. I love the twists and turns in it and I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 10/23/2013

    " This book was still good, I thought, it was a wonderful second installment of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 10/2/2013

    " Just when you think happily ever after...things are twisted and I must read the next book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 8/2/2013

    " Good as! Could not stop crying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erino | 7/29/2013

    " While I enjoyed reading Rumors, I found this one a bit slower than The Luxe...that is until the last 80 pages or so - then I couldn't stop. I look forward to reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jema | 7/13/2013

    " Very good book, unexpected twists and turns all throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 12/20/2012

    " this is aimed at young adults but i think the Luxe series is an exciting read for adults as well! the characters are excellent, fun and three dimensional and the history and fashion of the turn of the century makes for a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Taylor | 11/7/2012

    " Good continuation i hope the third is a bit better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helinä | 7/29/2012

    " Very light reading, actually too light for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 paige | 5/9/2012

    " Rumors are deep dark secrets that enventually come out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Boyd | 12/28/2011

    " Hate to admit that I've gotten hooked on this series, liked the second book even better than the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Dimond | 9/6/2011

    " I liked this book until the end. Then it made me too sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siun | 6/27/2011

    " wow,just as good as the luxe so far if not better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 6/26/2011

    " this is aimed at young adults but i think the Luxe series is an exciting read for adults as well! the characters are excellent, fun and three dimensional and the history and fashion of the turn of the century makes for a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 6/23/2011

    " I love the interaction between Diana and Henry. I feel like this is the book that gets the ball rolling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/18/2011

    " I for sure liked this book better when it was called The Age of Innocence and was by Edith Wharton, but so what. I'm still going to read the third one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/15/2011

    " FABULOUS
    However when Will died, I had a serious break down. WHYYYY?!!?!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeni | 6/5/2011

    " loved this book too. the drama was just perfect and wow. some of it was sad but otherwise it was great. <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 6/1/2011

    " WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT? Is will DEAD??????? and I hate penelope. I hate her!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 5/29/2011

    " Light read. Turn of the century Old New York society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 5/25/2011

    " Read the first so I had to keep going. The first was one of those books that you couldn't just stop at the first, whereas with Twilight you would be totally ok with just once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 5/20/2011

    " Enjoyable still same as the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cariza | 5/19/2011

    " Really enjoyed the whole series. It's jane austen meets gossip girl. Loved reading every book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynsey | 5/17/2011

    " This second book was entertaining, but that's all. I'm just not sure there is enough material for the last 2 books. We'll see. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helinä | 5/14/2011

    " Very light reading, actually too light for my taste. "

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About the Author
Author Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on the sequel to The Lucky Ones.