Books by Anna Godbersen

WHEN WE CAUGHT FIRE by Anna Godbersen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Danielle Steele for the younger set. (historical note) (Historical fiction.13-17)"
The days leading up to and including Chicago's Great Fire of 1871 are the backdrop for an eternally twisting love triangle. Read full book review >
THE LUXE by Anna Godbersen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

A big, sumptuous tale of catty girls, dark secrets and windswept romance unfurls in this compulsively readable novel of late-19th-century New York City socialites. Godbersen weaves a tenuous web of deceit, backstabbing and pretense that follows four teens: Elizabeth Holland, a prim and proper lady of old-money society, is betrothed to one man, though furtively loves another; Henry Schoonmaker, a debauched playboy who must marry Elizabeth or be disinherited; Diana Holland, Elizabeth's younger sister who is in love with her fiancé; and Penelope Hayes, a member of the nouveau riche who will stop at nothing to win Henry's affections. As Elizabeth and Henry's wedding approaches, the spectacle unfolds in a wondrously grandiose scene, making for a fun, though not entirely unexpected dénouement. A delicious new twist along the Gossip Girl vein, readers will clamor for this sharp, smart drama of friends, lovers, lies and betrayal. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >