The Luxe series follows the comings and goings of the Holland family in New York high society during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Sounds stuffy, doesn't?
Oh, this series is far from stuffy. The two Holland girls, Elizabeth and Diana, are anything but conventional in their romantic aspirations. Neither girls is accepting of how their mother wants their lives to be. Mrs. Holland wants her girls to move even further up the rungs of society to help their family overcome some financial difficulties brought about by the recent death of their father. However, Elizabeth has been romantically involved with someone most definitely not of her class for quite a while and is willing to do anything to be with him. Diana, well, she thinks society is just plain boring and longs for an adventure.
For the first three books, it follows a historical romance theme. Will the girls give in to their mother's wishes or will they follow their hearts and the men they love? Don't get me wrong they are written superbly, but the fourth book really astonished me. Oh, how I wish I could go into further detail, how the fourth book elevated the whole series to a new level...but that would take all the fun out of reading it yourself.
So, if you are looking for a book to transport you to a different era of high society and class mingling, this series is for you.
By the way, the covers to all four books are gorgeous. I for the longest time thought most of the dresses for girls pictured were painted. Every one of them is real! The Luxe series is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind. Enjoy!
If you want to comment and let me know if you thought the fourth book was as good as I thought it was, please do so. I will be looking forward to those comments!