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Review | The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger

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Join the Lady Travelers Society in their latest romantic misadventure, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

She must secure her future

A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankfully, the Lady Travelers Society has orchestrated a clever plan to get Willie to Europe, leading a tour of mothers and daughters…and one curiously attentive man.

He must reclaim his heritage

Dante Augustus Montague’s one passion has long been his family’s art collection. He’s finally tracked a long-lost painting to the enchanting Lady Bascombe. Convinced that the canvas had been stolen, he will use any means to reclaim his birthright—including deception. But how long before pretend infatuation gives way to genuine desire?

Now they’re rivals for a prize that will change everything

Willie and Dante know they’re playing with fire in the magical moonlit city. Their common quest could compromise them both…or lead them to happily-ever-after.

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Hott Review:

Travel with the new Lady Travelers Guide and experience Paris, Monte Carlo, and Venice like never before!

What I liked: My favorite part of The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger is Willie and Dante. They’re great!! They are some of the more memorable characters I’ve read this year & I’ll never forget this adventure.

The romance and plot of The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger are really quite unique. That surprised me. It’s been some time since I’ve read something so completely different… well, it does have the wonderful Victoria Alexander wit and style we’ve come to know and love

What I didn’t like: There were many sights and travelling references that didn’t interest me. To be fair, I have had a headache while reading this and it effected my relaxation and enjoyment.

Overall, The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger is a fun and romantic read but you’re going to need to pay attention, it’s not a light or quick skim. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Author: Victoria Alexander
Source: I purchased The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger May 22, 2017 but then I forgot and grabbed it through NetGaley.
Publisher & Date: November 28th 2017 by Harlequin Books
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 0373804008 (ISBN13: 9780373804009)
Pages: 544
Grade: B
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult | There’s some definite steam in here. It’s not saturated but it is occasionally present.
Setting: 1889 London, England & Venice, Italy
Series: The Lady Travelers Guide #2
The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding
The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding
The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen
The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen
The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everheart
The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everheart
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Author Bio:

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.

Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty-one full-length novels and six novellas. The Perfect Wife—originally published in 1996 and reissued in March 2008—hit #1 on the New York Times list. Sixteen of her books are bestsellers hitting the New York Times, USA Today and/or Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. With books translated into more than a dozen different languages she has readers around the world and has twice been nominated for Romance’s Writers of America prestigious RITA award. In 2009 she was given a Career Achievement Award from RT Bookclub and was named Historical Storyteller of the year in 2003. In 2008 she was the keynote speaker for the Romance Writers of American annual conference in San Francisco. Victoria credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a reporter.

Her years as a broadcast journalist were spent in two radically different areas of the country: Nebraska and West Virginia. In West Virginia, she covered both natural and manmade disasters. She was on the scene when a power plant construction accident in a small town left 52 men dead. She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse. Victoria was producing a newscast when her husband (who worked at the same television station) and several other journalists were held hostage by a disturbed Vietnam veteran. In Nebraska, she reported on the farm crisis and watched people lose land that had been in their families for generations. She covered the story that was the basis of the movie BOYS DON’T CRY and once acted as the link between police and a gunman who had barricaded himself in his home. Her investigative work exposed the trucking of New York City garbage to a small town dump in rural Nebraska.

During her journalism career, Victoria covered every president from Ford to Clinton. She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building. She’s interviewed movie stars including Kevin Costner, ridden an elephant and flown in a governor’s helicopter. She’s covered a national political convention and Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Denver as well as small town festivals celebrating everything from walnuts to Glen Miller. Her work was honored by numerous organizations including the Associated Press who called a feature about a firefighter’s school “story telling genius”. It was the encouragement she needed to turn from news to fiction. She’s never looked back.

Victoria is a former president of the Omaha Press Club and in 2009 was named an OPC Face on the Barroom Floor. A caricature portrait of her joined previous faces including presidents, sports figures and politicians in a tradition that began in 1971.

Victoria claims her love of romance and journalism is to due to the influence of her favorite comic book character: Lois Lane, a terrific reporter and a great heroine who pursued Superman with an unwavering determination. And why not? He was extremely well drawn.

Victoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat. Today, she lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and her dogs. Victoria had two bearded collies, Sam and Louie (named from characters in one of her books). Sam (on the left), the best dog in the world for 13 ½ years, passed away in September 2010. Louie took on the position of loyal companion and did a fine job even though he doesn’t understand that kitchen counter surfing is not allowed!

Now he’s been joined by Reggie, prince of the lilacs.

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