**'Dusty Reads' is a weekly meme, hosted by Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.**
Rumors (Luxe #2) by Anna GodbersonPublication Date: June 1st 2008
Page Count: 423
After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.
All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoon-maker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind--including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.
As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to "The Luxe," nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret.
Rumors has been sitting on my bookshelf for so long, I'm not even sure any more when I started to read this series. I read Luxe, the first novel, and then went and bought this one, only to read the first chapter before putting it down to read something else. It's not even that it's a bad book, because I love this series, but for some reason I just haven't picked them up again to finish them.