Tag Archives: Splendor

The Luxe: A Luxurious End

Well it has happened….Anna Godbersen’s Luxe series has come to an end. And I must say it was a most luxurious one. Splendor completes the series that so many of us have eagerly followed. I have to say that while loves I wanted to be together in the beginning books were not in the end…I was very satisfied with the closing book and how our beloved ladies fared as they made their way into adulthood. Godbersen was so adept at changing situations to make each book so different and unexpected. Sometimes plots may have seemed highly improbable but Luxe captured a loyal following within it’s readers who have always been hungry for more. Splendor in itself, I found to be one of my favorites of the four novels. I enjoyed seeing the maturity some of the characters had gained and the true nature of others revealed.  I would have liked a longer ending, it seemed a but rushed and hurried but I was happy with what was chosen and agree that the series had come to it’s conclusion. So often authors don’t realize that and can make a series weak by continuing when the story has truly already ended. One wonders what will be next for Anna Godbersen? Exciting to think about…. but for right now you can possibly win a collection of your own Luxe series novels.

Another spectacular aspect of this series of course was the cover choice. The dresses of The Luxe were almost as highly anticipated as the books themselves. They jumped off the shelves and had some of the best shelf appeal I have ever seen. From the beautiful light pinkish rose creation on Luxe, to the crimson gown from Rumors, the white dress with red flower trim in Envy and finally the lavender sensation of Splendor. Each dress was magnificent and gave the reader even more imagination into the world of The Luxe. But which dress was your favorite? I would love to know….Comment and let’s see whose dress wins as the most luxurious of them all…..I’ll keep mum on my fav until we get a few comments going!

8 Comments

Filed under Girly Books, historical fiction, The Luxe, Young Adult Books

New Year’s Resolution: To Blog More

New Year’s Resolution

This year has brought such a transition in my life and such joy it is not conveyable in words.  My beautiful baby boy and wonderful husband are  miracles I treasure with all my heart and my transition from librarian to stay at home mom has also been a unique and challenging experience but one that I feel blessed to have. For 2010 I vow to try to blog more despite the demands and joys of motherhood. I have kept up my reading and read some amazing material this last year but sadly not had time to reflect or review. I hope to change that in 2010! So here I come….ready or not….I’m putting the stilettos back on! Books on my night stand right now include Splendor and Wolf Hall….watch for reviews soon!  Also I am open to reviewing advanced copies and doing guest author posts or tours, if interested please contact me at stilettostorytime@gmail.com. Happy 2010 everyone and thanks for following Stiletto Storytime!


Remember: Just like stilettos, reading never goes out of style!


2 Comments

Filed under Background Information

The Luxe Series: Envy

Well it seems all the Rumors and Luxury have led to Envy in the world of The Luxe. First off again they have hit a home run on another fantastic cover and breathtaking dress choice. Diana Holland is rumored to be the debutante featured on the Envy cover which would make sense since she takes a much more predominant role in this book than the first two.I am really enjoying the direction the series is taking and can’t wait for Splendor which so far has no cover but will be released October 27, 2009.

For those of you who have not entered the world of the Luxe…what are you waiting for? The Luxe is most often described as “Gossip Girl in Victorian Times” and in this last installment it did not fail to keep us reading! So go grab a copy of The Luxe and Rumors, now both in paperback!

Leave a comment

Filed under Books for Girls, The Luxe, Young Adult Books