Rumours : A Luxe Novel

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December 1899 - New York City Manhattan has bid farewell to its brightest star, the dazzling Miss Holland. Yet the rumors about her untimely demise continue. Meanwhile, her sister, the irrepressible Diana, has been seen in the company of not one, but three eligible bachelors. Might there be a fourth? In High Society reputation is everything. The Holland family simply can't afford to be the subject of such wicked whispers. Heaven forbid that they should fall so spectacularly from grace...There is a very fine line between truth and love, lies and hate. And all is about to be gloriously more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014132337X
  • 9780141323374
  • 118,705

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All the glitz of The O.C. but with bigger frocks and more dashing boys Elle The bonkbuster beach read of the summer -- , Sunday Times Style Gone with the Wind meets Gossip Girl -- Camilla Morton, author of the bestselling How to Walk in High Heels Bursting with glam parties, beautiful debutantes and a good dose of scandal Sugarshow more

About Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She studied English at college, and has been assistant to the Literary Editor at Esquire magazine since 2003. She writes weekly reviews for various New York magazines, and has written several young adult novels under a pseudonym. Rumours is the long-awaited sequel to her fantastically successful novel, The more

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32,702 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (11,378)
3 26% (8,517)
2 7% (2,202)
1 2% (607)

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Favourite Quote: Diana knew it wouldn't be right, but then she told herself that things only looked wrong when there was someone to see you. I really enjoyed the first novel in this series 'The Luxe' so I was expecting great things from this book but I was disappointed. This book gets a 3/5 stars from me! The main reason this book was a let down is because of the plot, I found that it was too slow and nothing major happened for the majority of the novel. Only the last 50 pages or so had any real, exciting developments and there was twist that I would have never predicated! Like the first book, "Rumours" is told from different perspectives and I felt that each characters chapter was to short and that was a reason why the book was so slow. As for the actual characters, I felt there was no real development with the exception of Elizabeth who I actually grew to like. Lina or Caroline is still my least favourite character, she is just too na�?�?�?�?â??�?�¯ve. As for the other characters, Penelope is still the biggest bitch ever and everyone else was just boring. The only characters I was really interested in was Diana and Henry cause they are just awesome! I think they may be the only reason I liked this book! Overall it was not as good as the first book but good enough that I will be continuing on with the series!show more
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