Thursday, August 6, 2009

Envy by Anna Godbersen

Front Flap: Two months after Elizabeth Holland's dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Diana's side, however, those watching New York's favorite family begin to suspect that all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South. Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city's most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelope's finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope's social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortune- and her fame- are anything but secure, especially now that one of society's darlings is slipping tales to the eager press. In this next thrilling instlalment of Anna Godbersen's bestselling Luxe series, Manhattan's most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth, Beauty, Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets... I just couldn't take my eyes off this book! I just end up finishing a book every night because I can't not finish it and see what happens, although of course the end still leaves you hanging. I must say, that Carolina girl isn't very nice, and neither is Penelope. It's crazy the things these people are doing just to look all great and happy and proper to everyone else. And like Elizabeth, marrying her father's old friend so it appears her baby is his! And look at us now. Where there are single moms and single dads and no one is gossiping about them! And Diana is so in love with Henry, at first reading the beginning of the book with her cutting off her hair I was like what! But when the ending of the book came I knew what she was doing, and I can't wait to read the next book. I think Elizabeth is my favorite character though, because she's so real. And went against the society first by going to be with Will and pretending to be dead, then marrying him, and then having his baby anyways to have a piece of him nearby. But why are so many girls named Elizabeth then? haha

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