The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger By Victoria Alexander, The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger She must secure her futureA 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
  • Title: The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger
  • Author: Victoria Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780373804009
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger By Victoria Alexander, She must secure her futureA 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 SocietyShe must secure her futureA 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 daughtersd one curiously attentive man.He must reclaim his heritageDante 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 everythingWillie and Dante know they re playing with fire in the magical moonlit city Their common quest could compromise them bothor lead them to happily ever after.
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    1. Victoria Alexander

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much 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 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 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 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, also a faithful companion.They all live happily ever after in a house under constant renovation and the accompanying parade of men in tool belts And never ending chaos Victoria laughs a great deal she has to.

    256 thoughts on “The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger”

    1. 4.5 starsLondon Paris Monte Carlo Verona and Venice I applaud a story that gets out of London and England VA does a lovely job describing the locales and adding historical tidbits The main characters were compelling and likable.Willie is a barely acceptable, somewhat scandalous widow Her reputation is mostly due to the life she lived with her husband, running in a fast crowd She has been widowed for two years and finds she has no true friends her age She has diligently worked to pay her husband [...]


    2. The Ladies Travelers Society sets off on another grand adventure in book 2, Larceny with a Dangerous Stranger, and it is a delightful read Victoria Alexander creates a wonderful cast of characters in which the secondary characters play a great part in the story and are just as intriguing as much as the primary characters Willie Bascombe has been put in charge of hosting a group of mothers and daughters across Europe However, her true purpose was to go to Venice to reclaim an important renaissanc [...]


    3. I ve given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals The audio edition includes the novella, The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everhart, which was issued separately in print, but I m reviewing the audio version as published which includes both stories.The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger which I m henceforth going to refer to as LTGLDS is book two in Victoria Alexander s current Lady Travelers Society series, and the audiobook edition also includes the preceding [...]


    4. Favorite Quotes Willie and her father, the Earl of Hillborough, hadn t spoken in nearly eleven years On occasion, she missed the father he might have been but not once did she regret the loss of the father he was.From the look on Marian s face one would have thought the clouds had parted and a shaft of celestial light had shone upon her Willie wouldn t have been at all surprised if the dulcet sounds of heavenly choirs weren t ringing in Marian s ears at this very moment.Yes, well, the idea of da [...]


    5. Series Lady Travelers Society 2Publication Date 11 28 17What a delightful cast of characters this book contains It is romantic, funny, romantic, angsty, angry, larcenous and, did I say romantic You ll love the secondary characters as much as you love the primary characters Especially when you throw a handsome, dashing, intelligent, rich Marquess in just so he can try to gum up the works and keep the hero straight.The Lady Travelers Society was founded by three lonely semi impoverished old ladies [...]


    6. I am pleasantly enjoying this series I think I enjoyed this one better than book 1, I just really enjoyed all the characters Not just the two leads Dante and Willie, but the other mothers and daughters on the tour as well Everyone was engaging, interesting and I just really enjoyed all the dynamics view spoiler I was happy to see Val the stepbrother of the hero in book 1 make in appearance in here I hope that means he might get his own book, he s pretty fantastic and a natural born charmer hide [...]


    7. This was a good book and I really liked the premise and the first two thirds of the book It was fun with the group of Americans joining Willi and Dante on their trek across Europe There was nothing really wrong with the last third except that I felt the story was just drawn out too long I kept thinking the conclusion was coming but then the story would take another turn and then another For some reason I was just getting bored with the story Also, I was hoping the whole resolution of the paintin [...]


    8. Wilhelmina, Viscountess Bascome, Willie to her friends, needs to get to Venice to retrieve a valuable painting her late husband used as collateral for a loan After his untimely death, Willie learned that they were debt ridden and she is basically penniless When she learns about the painting, it seems like the answer to all her problems, she just needs to get to Venice She calls on her godmother, Poppy, knowing she is a founding member of the Lady Travelers Society, hoping she will be able to hel [...]


    9. What a marvelous tale, Willie s husband, George died two years ago She took the two years to think, her husband left her deep in debt Dante was the director of a very small gallery and found a painting was missing So he started reseaching She went on a trip to eventually end in Venice, to pay off a loan and get her picture back As expected this was just the tip of the iceberg.She and the lady s of the Lady s Traveler Guide, had a great time and became fast friends This is their story of their ad [...]


    10. The heroine in book 1 of this series was very difficult to like, so I m happy to find both hero and heroine in book 2 are immediately likeable and easy to root for While the book goes on a bit long, I enjoyed the experience of traveling Europe with a group of adults and teens, much like the tours I used to go on with students as their teacher chaperone Even though this is set over a hundred years in the past, those experiences with teens looking to enjoy a little independence and try their wings [...]


    11. The Lady Travelers society is one of my favorite series, and I loved the second book Larceny with a Dashing stranger As always Victoria Alexander created another brilliant, delightful and amazing romance with adorable characters.When you read her books not only you will fall in love with heroine and hero but also you will adore the secondary characters.This is the story of a stuffy, extraordinary intelligent still a little deceptive hero, Dante and the beautiful, scandoulos widow heroine, Willie [...]


    12. The Lady Travelers Society was created by 3 older women because they could It has morphed into a service for travelers to find new and exciting adventures in Europe Lady Wilhelmina Bascomb is a widow who has financial problems Her late husband left her with debts and he also stole a painting which was inherited from her grandmother He used the painting as collateral for a loan Willie has paid off the debts, but now in order to survive and have a future, she must get the painting and sell it She [...]


    13. Publisher s Description 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, [...]


    14. Just delightful Widowed Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe finds that all was not as smooth sailing as she thought It seems she and her husband had partied their way through life, incurring the sort of debts that fit their new extravagant lifestyle Having paid off most of what was owed, Willie s last hope of some monetary security is to reclaim a Renaissance painting her husband used as collateral for a loan And that s where the Lady Travelers Society comes in Willie has to travel to Venice to seal the de [...]


    15. Originally published at Reading RealityThis Lady Travelers Guide is a fitting successor to the first book in this delightful series, The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen, even though both the hero and the heroine are opposites from those in the first book.Unlike India Prendergast, Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe is quite likeable, and than a bit uncertain of herself Which does not stop her from being absolutely determined to find a way to rescue her fortunes without resorting to [...]


    16. Victoria Alexander can write I ve read a few of her stories and every time it amazes me how much I enjoy her stories She puts a lot of work in the research which is show how exact and colorful she describes all the places characters visit Everything about this historical romance worked for me From the wayWillie had to grow up when her husband died and leaves her with debtand then is forced to go on this great journey to help her change her life Willie andDante were a great combination They bante [...]


    17. 3.5 starsI ll admit, I found this story a bit slow in the beginning, but I am glad I stuck with it It ended up being a really fun read Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger is the second book in the Lady Travelers Society series In a way, I wish I had read the first book because I feel like I would have gotten background on how this society started However, I still enjoyed the story.Once the trip with Willie and her companions got underway, I was pulled right in and was eager [...]


    18. I was lucky enough to be given an advanced reader copy of this book, which does not affect my review Loved this book It had a unique plot, another madcap Lady Traveler s adventure This time, it involved Willie, who has weaseled her way into being a guide, so that she can get to Europe and reclaim a painting that her late husband pawned In her tour, she has American mothers and their daughters, as well as an English mother and her daughter Dante tags along with his sister and niece, as he believe [...]


    19. Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe lived a carefree, somewhat wild life until her husband died Then it all came crashing down It wasn t that she truly loved her husband but she also didn t know how truly in debt they were The only way she can dig herself out of the hole is to retrieve a priceless family artifact that her husband used as a lien on a loan Her family friends arrange to have her lead a tour of mothers and daughters on the Continent A cover that will help her hide her true purpose in going to [...]


    20. 3.5 stars.Quite an engaging listen Probably shouldn t have done it back to back with Book 1 as there were a lot of similar themes the little secrets kept by the H h, the Paris sights and the trust issue Although I think it s perfectly normal not being completely honest with someone you ve just met.It s a bit of a travelogue once the trip continued from Paris, with stops in Monte Carlo, Genoa, Verona until the main destination of Venice For me, it was like reliving my own Eurorail travels.I thoug [...]


    21. An interesting premise that ultimately felt long and a little stale after a while I would have much preferred banter and romance then discussions of paintings and worried inner monologues from our two main characters.


    22. Larceny brought up a great many themes in it that I truly enjoy, and believe that many women who are of any era sometimes struggle with during their lives Ms Alexander once again brought enjoyable characters, although I will admit, again, my fascination with the secondary characters, especially our protagonist s sister and niece Women throughout the centuries have had a challenge with financial education, and men are not necessarily better in this arena as our heroine discovers prior to chapter [...]


    23. I was fortunate to receive a copy of this book from Ms Alexander and enjoyed this second story as much as the first in the series I find it interesting how formal life was many years ago, and love to read about history Historical romance can be quite educational and entertaining with the culture, the dress, the speech, society restrictions and travel As in the first book, hosting a trip of strangers through other countries is almost beyond the capabilities of many women during this time As the E [...]


    24. Wilhemia Bascombe is desperate to get to Italy to retrieve a painting her deceased husband borrowed money on without her permission It was inherited from her grandmother was her chance to get out out debt and live a quiet life Her Aunt Poppy got her a spot custom made with the Lady Travelers Society as a tour guide, for her to be able to retrieve it Dante Montague is also after the painting, his grandfather owned a triptych and it was the center piece He wanted it for the family art gallery and [...]


    25. A throughly delightful story Adventure awaits as the Lady Travelers Society sets a tour group off to Venice Lady Willie is leading a group of mostly American women and their daughters thru France and Italy, showing them sites she supposedly has seen Guide book and maps in hand, she shoulders the responsibility of these women with a personal end goal This book is a great, fun read


    26. This may be my new favorite series From the detailed descriptions of the European cities to the engaging dialogue, I feel like I m right there with a characters experiencing the adventure Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe, or Willie as she s known to her friends, carefree life came to a crashing end when her husband dies and she realizes that she is on a verge of being penniless Instead a finding a rich husband she decides to take charge of her life and find a way to secure her future, which means settli [...]


    27. This series just keeps getting better The author really draws you in with her character development Travel, mishaps, hidden agendas and of course romance Must read for anyone who loves to travel You ll feel as if you have been to Italy on the modern day hop on hop off red bus It s that good I can t wait to see where we travel next in this series Beth


    28. Wow This has everything you could want in a romance and The Lady Travelers Society has become a viable, reputable organization Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe has agreed to lead a group of American women and their daughters on a tour through Europe because she needs to reclaim a family painting in Venice add in a handsome gentleman who also wants the painting and you have a recipe for happily ever after Victoria Alexander makes us wait for the happy ending, though, which makes it especially entertaini [...]


    29. Fun romp with a group of ladies, their daughters, and of course, Dante Dante is the brother of one of the ladies He is a bit stuffy and an art fanatic Wilhelmina, or Willie, is in a tight spot money wise after the death of her husband It seems they spent a rather carefree lifestyle while he was alive and left her with huge debts He put Willie s painting from her grandmother as collateral on a loan Willie is on a mission to get it back and uses the Lady Traveler s group to get it She signs on as [...]


    30. I read an ARC of this book from the author via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review I am not sure I can express how much I am enjoying this new series The Lady Travelers Guides are so much fun to read and the newest book in the series is no exception Yes you could read it on its own but the other books are wonderful too so you should read them all Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe s Willie to her friends carefree lifestyle has come to an end with the death of her husband and discovery that she is fina [...]


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