Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899.
Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone--from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud--threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.
With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...
In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.
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1 . My Favorite Series of All time!!
Posted December 31, 2010 by Allie Barke , Los AlamitosWOW! These books are the best! Crazy romance, suspense, and funny too! Plus the historical info is great! I felt like I really was in Manhattan during the early 1900's as I disappeared into the exciting life of Diana Holland.. A little draggy in the begging. But, seriously keep reading!!
2 . Total Glamour!
Posted February 23, 2010 by Marlenne , Bronx, NYLove this book! Gossip, drama, unexpected hookups...all done with style because one has got to be a "good girl" at all costs. Plus i got to know what was NYC like in the 19th century which made it the more interesting! Highly recommended.
3 . Wonderful!
Posted February 27, 2009 by Jenn McD , Las Vegas, NVI loved this book. It was riveting from start to finish. I preread every young adult book prior to giving to my teen daughter to read and the social accuracy of the time period is not only interesting to read, but factual to boot! Definitely will allow my teen to read, if for nothing else than it is a great way for her to see our country's social history fictionally written the way the British social's historical fiction is written.
November 19, 2007
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