Hi, friends, I just finished this awesome historical fiction, called The Luxe, and I am hooked! This is the first book written by Anna Godbersen that I read, but I promise you, it’s not the last! I am so lucky that my favourite Irish pre-loved book store The Book Shop had not only this book, but also sequels. I absolutely need to know how Diana’s story will end, so I am reading book two straight away. The Luxe started with the funeral of the main character Elizabeth, who drowned in the river, however we are told that body hasn’t been found yet… So, that is the catch. After the funeral, when we briefly meet all characters we are thrown back to the past, and live through events leading towards Elizabeth’s death.
I must admit, it took me many pages to figure out that Elizabeth is the main heroine of the story, not only because of her death, but also because there are several strong female characters in The Luxe, such as Penelope, Elizabeth’s younger sister Diana and jealous servant Lina. Each character got plenty of attention, for reader to make conclusion, that we will not concentrate exclusively on the usual one couple’s relationship pattern. We meet two men, each of them is loved by two women. There is also shy man Teddy, who is suffering unreturned affections. In the centre of this book is topic of prohibited love. It is safe to say, that this novel is more complex than some ordinary “happy-ever-after” books, yet, it is not difficult enough to rob the effect of relaxation during reading. Also, regardless of the plot twists, the end is quite predictable, which I love! The Luxe is my perfect read.
My favourite female character is adventurous Diana Holland, and my favourite hero is Henry- the troublemaker.
If you are like me and after finishing amazing book, you just sit there and stare at the wall, not knowing what to do with yourself, the author has a surprise for us- A Quiz! Just answer few questions to find out which Luxe girl you are. I am Diana Holland, no wonder she is my favourite hahaha.
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Thank for reading.
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