Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city's most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelope's finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope's social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortune - and her fame - are anything but secure, especially now that one of society's darlings is slipping tales to the eager press.
In this next thrilling installment of Anna Godbersen's bestelling Luxe series, Manhattan's most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth. Beauty. Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets... (Taken from inside cover)
This series is so good and Envy did not disappoint. As I've stated before, The Luxe series is like Gossip Girl in 1900, but since it's historical fiction, it's even better. Anna Godbersen writes so well and there is a lot of historical facts and information that show that Anna did a lot of research. The story continues right where it left off in Rumors, and the characters never fail to create drama for themselves and others. As soon as you think all is well in Manhattan, there's a twist and everything falls apart again. Even after three books, I never tire of the characters and plot, which means the author is doing a wonderful job of storytelling. This series is perfect who likes historical fiction, romance, and a lot of scandalous secrets just waiting to be spilled.
8 out of 10.