Splendor

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061626317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061626319
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.5 inches

Product Description from Amazon

New beginnings.

Shocking revelations.

Unexpected endings.

A spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new role as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father's death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes.

Carolina Broad, society's newest darling, fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royalty—but when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. Her husband, Henry, bravely went to war, only to discover that his father's rule extends well beyond New York's shores and that fighting for love may prove a losing battle.

In the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Luxe series, New York's most dazzling socialites chase dreams, cling to promises, and tempt fate. As society watches what will become of the city's oldest families and newest fortunes, one question remains: Will its stars fade away or will they shine ever brighter?



About the Author

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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Splendor, like all The Luxe novels, has a gorgeous cover for those of us who like a pretty book, and it's contents are no less appetizing. As the final chapter to the series, I was almost sad to finish it so quickly, but I am very pleased with the ending. I must admit, I would love to see more of the Holland sisters and even Penelope and the Broud sisters, but the series came to a satisfying close.

I wish I could go in to detail, but I don't want to spoil a single thing for anyone else. I'd read a comment elsewhere that gave away a huge part of RUMORS for me (it was a very simple comment, but it ruined the impact of the scene it referenced) and I wouldn't want that for anyone else. All I can say, is that I throughly enjoyed every word of every book in The Luxe series and that I thought everything that happened in the end, was just the way it had to be and the way it should be. Thank you, Anna Godbersen and Harper Collins, for giving us this story.

3 comments:

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great review!!! :)

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Thanks, Jess! Coming from you, it means a lot.

Secretia said...

That dress is simply magnificent!

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