The Luxe book review
By: Anna Godbersen
2007; 448 pages
The Luxe is another book that I read because it was offered as a free Kindle download.
I read an article a few months ago that said that offering books for free for Kindle readers was a bad business practice.
Had they not offered The Luxe for free, I would not have read it. Had I not read it, I wouldn't have bought the sequels.
The Luxe is a book I would have looked over completely. I don't know why, but it's not one that I would have spent money on in the first place.
However, once I'd read it, I knew I'd be reading the next books in the series.
The Luxe tells the story of early Manhattan wealthy (and poor) socialites. The women search for husbands, and the men search for freedom.
A few mix-ups occur, when instead of loving his fiancé (Elizabeth), Henry falls in love with her sister. And, Elizabeth's best friend is in love with Henry, while Elizabeth herself is in love with their servant. Oh the drama.
But, interestingly enough, it is a fun drama. I had a fun time reading it, and I look forward to the next installments.
Obviously, this isn't the most profound writing I've ever read, but it was good enough to keep my attention, and to leave me wanting more.
The Luxe is classified as a young adult novel, but I never felt like it was dumb-ed down.
I enjoyed reading it, and I think you will too.