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Rumors (Luxe Series #2)

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Reviewed by The Story Siren for TeensReadToo.com

The mysterious death of Elizabeth Holland still hangs onto the hearts of those whom she was close to. Her fiancé remembers the look she gave him the last time their eyes met and it continues to haunt him. Only Diana Holland and Penelope Hayes know the truth behind Eliza...
The mysterious death of Elizabeth Holland still hangs onto the hearts of those whom she was close to. Her fiancé remembers the look she gave him the last time their eyes met and it continues to haunt him. Only Diana Holland and Penelope Hayes know the truth behind Elizabeth's death. That she didn't in fact perish, but fled New York to follow her one true love, Will Keller.

Penelope has her heart set on claiming everything that Elizabeth left behind, including her fiancé, Henry Schoonmaker. Henry, however, is even more aware of his feelings for the younger Holland sister, Diana.

Lina Broud, the Holland's former maid, continues to rise into society as she had often dreamed. Box seats at the Opera and lavish parties are now her reality. She also continues to be a cause of trouble for the Holland sisters, with the help of Penelope Hayes.

When Elizabeth receives word that her mother is ill and that the family is in financial disarray, she knows that she must return to New York. Even if it means revealing the scandalous nature of her true disappearance. Elizabeth never could have imagined what events would unfold next.

RUMORS was an entertaining and captivating sequel to THE LUXE. If possible, it may be even better than its predecessor! Godbersen continues to impress me with her writing and flair for the dramatic. Although I initially started reading this book for its historical fiction aspect, I couldn't help but become engrossed in all components of the story!

Diana continues her reign as my favorite character. I admire her strength and compassion. Penelope, unfortunately, continues to be her evil, conniving self, and I only hope that she gets what she deserves in the end. I have come to know and care for these characters and I was very surprised and shocked by the ending! I have to say I was a little disappointed at first and thought that certain aspects were unnecessary, but not every book can have a happy ending.

I have faith in Godbersen's creative mind and I can't wait to see what she has devised next. I will eagerly be waiting for the release of ENVY.

posted by TeensReadToo on November 14, 2008

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3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Yuck

I really hated this book.

posted by Cup_of_doom on November 2, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

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    incredibly boring

    this book was one word: boring.
    it was only intense for the last two chapters.. it was amazing writing though. Anna Godbersen is an incredible writer, but i will not be reading the next book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Nahh

    I dont like these booksi read luxe and rumors and, i love the time period but it was not enjoyable. I didn't like the theme. It was for me personally hard to read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Hey spoiler alert...

    Thanks for ruining it..seriously!

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Sequel not equal to first book

    I thought the first book, Luxe, was fun. Both of the following books were not as good. The story lines were unrealistic, boring, and dumb!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2009

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    ehhh.

    I am a girl who you can always find my nose in a book, but while reading this book you didn't find me there that much. I mean it was okay. nothing to jump up and down about. I really loved Henry and Diana. it was a secret romance that made me want more. I have no idea why anna ruined every single thing going at the end, it disappointed me very much. I don't think that i would recommend this book to anyone. You can spend your time and love for reading in a different book.

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