Compulsive, tantalizing and utterly irresistible, this is a gorgeous, glamorous, must-have debut. Set in New York in 1899, it’s glittering with jewels, brimming with secrets and social intrigue, and loaded with plenty of eligible young men – and one gorgeous stable-boy. No teenager or older sister or adult will be able to resist. If you’ve never enjoyed historical fiction before then try this. It will not disappoint.
You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage of the SS Princess of the Pacific in this indulgent historical romance from Anna Godbersen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe series. High society intrigue and deliciously shocking scandals meet a gripping fight for survival in this sweeping romance, sure to thrill fans of Kiera Cass and Katie McGee. Vida Hazzard can see her future: aboard the heralded Millionaire's Ship of the West, she'll charm the young scion Fitzhugh Farrar, resulting in a proposal of marriage. But Vida didn't plan on Fitz's best friend Sal, a rough-around-the-edges boy with a talent for getting under her skin. Nor did she anticipate a hurricane dashing their ship to pieces, along with her dreams. Stranded on an island with both Fitz and Sal, Vida is torn between the life she's always planned for, and a future she's never dared to want. As they desperately plot a course for home, Vida will discover just which boy can capture her wild heart-and where her future truly lies. Praise for The Luxe series: Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn't put The Luxe down! -Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe series comes a lush, romantic novel about the love triangle that started Chicago's infamous Great Fire. It's 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago's high society by storm. Between her father's sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago's most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can't stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson. Fiona Byrne, Emmeline's childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend's sudden rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels completely betrayed. As the summer turns to fall, the city is at a tipping point: friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze. Sweeping, soapy, and romantic, this is a story about an epic love triangle-one that will literally set the city ablaze and change the lives of three childhood friends forever.
Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling series. All four books are included in this collection.Manhattan, 1899: In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.The Luxe: Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattans social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York Citys elite is far from secure, suddenly everyonefrom the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broudthreatens Elizabeths and Dianas golden future.Rumors: As rumors fly about the untimely demise of New Yorks brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, all eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her sister, Diana, the familys only hope for redemption; Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind; even Elizabeths former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.Envy: Two months after Elizabeth Hollands dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. But all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South. Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the citys most celebrated couple. But the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelopes social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortuneand her fameare anything but secure, especially now that one of societys darlings is slipping tales to the eager pressSplendor: When a surprising clue about their fathers death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes. Carolina Broad, societys newest darling, fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royaltybut when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. As society watches what will become of the citys oldest families and newest fortunes, one question remains: Will its stars fade away or will they shine ever brighter?
Its early spring 1959, and the word desire is synonymous with Americas most famous blonde: Marilyn Monroe. Shes at the height of her fame, the object of a whole worlds worth of want and projection. Being desired is her drug, her kryptonite, the very definition of who she is. Its so much a part of her identity that her own wants and needs have become fleeting at best, as if shes seen herself through others eyes so often that shes forgotten what she looks like through her own. But the deepest needs always surface, and there is one thing Marilyn wishes for beyond all elseto meet her real father. Thats the part you already know, the legendbut heres the part thats never been told. Ten years earlier a man named Alexei Lazarey met Marilyn before she was Marilyn, starving and alone at Schwabs in Los Angeles. Before the day was out, he got her signed to the William Morris Agency and eventually transformed her from a poor, failed actress to Americas most famous sex symbol. Now that Marilyn has reached her pinnacle, Alexei comes back for his repayment. When she hesitates, he plays his trump card: pulling out a photo of her estranged father with a promise to reunite them. The next day, Marilyns on a plane to Chicago with Alexeis instructions ringing in her ear: John F. Kennedy is the favorite for next years Democratic presidential nomination. Find out something about him that no one else knows. At first, Marilyn is almost bored by the thought of yet again using a mans attraction to get what she needs. But once she meets the magnetic Jack Kennedy for the first time, she has a feeling that this isnt going to be a simple gamefor her or Alexei. As she gets herself in deeper and deeper Marilyn discovers that theres something much more sinister at play. What started as the simple desire to meet her father now has grave consequences for her, for the bright young Kennedy, and for the entire nation. Part biography, part spy thriller, and part love story, THE BLONDE is a whip-smart reimagining of history that reads like a chillingly true account. With a voice that explodes off the page, this novel is a massive ice cream sundae of American celebrity, sex, love, violence, power, and paranoia.
New York City's latest It girl, Cordelia Grey, is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. But such a public relationship could expose some very personal secrets...Aspiring triple-threat Letty Larkspur has finally gotten her big break, but will her talent make her a target in the cutthroat world of Hollywood? Newly married to her longtime sweetheart, socialite Astrid Donal finds herself spending more time with one of his henchmen than with her husband. With so many secrets between man and wife, is the honeymoon already coming to an end? In the stunning conclusion to the Bright Young Things series, Manhattan's most dazzling It girls chase dreams and tempt fate. The only question that remains is who will fade away and who will shine even brighter? Fans of the Luxe series, A Great and Terrible Beauty, and, of course, The Great Gatsby will delight in the glamour, intrigue, and romance of bestselling author Anna Godbersen's The Lucky Ones.
For the bright young things of 1929, the beautiful days seem endless, filled with romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, friendship and rivalry. After a month in New York, Cordelia Grey and Letty Larkspur are small-town girls no longer. They spend their afternoons with Astrid Donal at the Greys lush Long Island estate and their nights in Manhattans bustling metropolis. But Lettys not content to be a mere socialite. She is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreamsno matter the cost.Cordelia is still reeling from the death of her father at the hands of Thom Hale, the man she thought she loved. Now she is set to honor Darius Greys legacy . . . and take her revenge.Promised to Cordelias half brother, Astrid is caught up in a world of dazzling jewels and glittering nightsand the sparkle is blinding. Charlie Grey is a gangster playing a dangerous game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes could be deadly.From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes the second book in an epic series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
The fabulous sequel to Bright Young Things. Scandal, intrigue, and romance follow three beautiful young women, Letty, Cordelia and Astrid, as they each try to find love and fortune in glamorous Jazz Age New York.
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . .Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imaginedand more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and falltogether and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
It's a brand-new year and in this dramatic conclusion to the Luxe saga, the future of Manhattan's favourite socialites is looking decidedly different from the ones they had imagined for themselves. With old ties being broken and new ones formed, every decision comes at cost. And who knows who can afford it . . .
Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen.In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Luxe series, Manhattans most dazzling socialites chase dreams, cling to promises, and tempt fate. Only one question remains: Will they fade away or will they shine ever brighter?New beginnings.Shocking revelations. Unexpected endings. This is Manhattan, 1899. As 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 fathers death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes. Carolina Broad, societys newest darling fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royaltybut 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 fathers rule extends well beyond New Yorks shores and that fighting for love may prove a losing battle. Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldnt put The Luxe down! Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series
Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the third in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen.In the thrilling third installment of Anna Godbersens bestselling Luxe series, Manhattans most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth. Beauty. Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets.Jealous whispers. Old rivalries. New betrayals. This is Manhattan, 1899.Two months after Elizabeth Hollands dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Dianas side, however, those watching New Yorks 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 citys most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelopes finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelopes social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortuneand her fameis anything but secure. Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldnt put The Luxe down! Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series
December 1899 - New York City Manhattan has bid farewell to its brightest star, the dazzling Miss Holland. Yet the rumours about her untimely demise continue. Meanwhile, her sister, the irrepressible Diana, has been seen in the company of not one, but three eligble 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 revealed.
The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.This is Manhattan, 1899.Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyonefrom the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broudthreatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the first in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen.