The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl: Book 3/4

The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl: Book 3/4

by Victoria Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9781488023415
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Series: Lady Travelers Society , #3
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 693
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered writing. She’s written more than forty full-length novels and has been translated around the world. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with a long-suffering husband she kills off in every book and two bearded collies. Check out her books at  www.victoriaalexander.com, and chat with her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/victoriaalexandersplace.

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Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Honolulubelle 13 days ago
Favorite Quotes: She had insisted on accompanying Sidney for the sake of propriety although they both knew propriety was the last thing on the older woman’s mind. She simply didn’t want to miss what happened next and no doubt had orders from Poppy and the lady travelers guide to Gwen to report back every detail. The next elderly lady, with graying dark hair, a hat just as ridiculous as the first woman’s and the overbearing manner of a dragon about to belch flames, eyed him with obvious disgust. “Don’t be absurd. The world is simply littered with Charleses, a fair number of them dead. Why, if I was bothered by every dead Charles I encountered, I would spend most of my time being out of sorts.” She cast Sidney an affectionate smile. “I daresay my husband would be honored to lend his name to your imaginary husband.” My Review: I rarely read historical novels as I chafe at the reminders or how poorly women were treated, but I would read them with greater regularity if I could tap into a source as enjoyable, cleverly written, and wittily amusing as this one. I delighted in this entertaining and lively tale. The writing was lush with sumptuous descriptions, lavish details, and snappy humor, as well as engaging storylines and a blossoming romance. I derived great pleasure when the elderly women attempted to delicately provide their younger and inexperienced friend with a crash course in sex education, it was totally smirk-worthy. Not only did these sly and spry and highly adventuresome mature widows take my dream vacation to Egypt, but they were also shrewd enough to finagle someone else into paying for their first-class accommodations – I was chartreuse with envy! For years I have fantasized about a leisurely ocean voyage on the way to cruising down the Nile and touring the pyramids, of course, that would be without the grave robbers, annoying bandits, skin searing sun, infuriating insects, poisonous snakes, and pesky sand. In addition to scoring free travel, this intrepid group was in the thick of solving of a centuries-old mystery, made a fantastic archeological discovery, and one of them spent the night in the royal harem – innocently discussing books with the women. Sigh, I fear the closest I will ever come to the Dark Continent will be slumbering on linens of Egyptian cotton and dreaming of Ra.
cayks 19 days ago
This book is filled with lies, adventure, and lots of humor. Harry, the Earl of Brenton accuses Sydney,the author of Tales of a Lady Adventurer in Egypt that she has never been to Egypt. The solution found was that they would travel to Egypt together with a reporter to find out the truth. Sydney's friends, the elderly lady traveler's decided she needed chaperones and went, too. These ladies are intrepid and keep you in stitches with their antics. Victoria Alexander has outdone herself in weaving a beautiful story in the wilds of Egypt. You won't want to put this book down til the end. I can't wait for more adventures from the lady travelers.
With_Whit 19 days ago
Both Sidney Honeywell and Harry Armstrong (Earl of Brenton) have something to hide. Sidney cannot risk Harry discovering that she isn’t the experienced traveler her stories in the papers make her appear: mind you she never meant for anyone to think her stories were factual. Harry has to debunk Sidney’s validity while making sure she doesn’t discover that he isn’t the the Earl of Brenton’s nephew, but is actually is in fact the Earl who publicly called into question the truthfulness of her stories. When Harry, Sidney, the three founders of the Lady Traveler’s, and a new reporter head off the Egypt to prove Sidney’s experience, nothing goes as planned. From being taken to a harem, the return of one thought dead, and possibly locating a long lost city, this trip does not go as expected for anyone. Particular Sidney and Harry, who least except to find love of all things. This story is reach in details and the reader feels as though they are waking side-by-side with Sidney. This series can be read alone and would highly recommend any book written by Victoria Alexander. I received this book from the author at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.
kasperba 21 days ago
Very entertaining. The characters have depth and charm. You are drawn in to the adventure and invested in the outcome. I really enjoy Ms. Alexander's characters. The little old ladies from the previous books are at it again. Our heroine is clever and our hero is always trying to catch her in something. Don't miss this one
Historical_Romance_Lover 24 days ago
I really enjoyed Harry and Sidney's story!! An author out to prove that the books she has written are accurate depictions of her travels when she hasn't actually left the country just opens up so many possibilities. Add in 3 meddling women, a journalist out to make a name for himself and an Earl determined to prove her wrong and you have all kinds of opportunities for misadventure!! I loved watching Harry and Sidney interacting with each other. Sidney was trying so hard not to let Harry know that this was her first time in Egypt. She made so many mistakes and she never even noticed them, but Harry did. But as he spent more and more time with her, he just wanted to help her and not expose her for being a fraud. Loved this about him!! This was a great addition to the Lady Travels Society series! I have to say that one of the reasons I like this series so much is our trio from the Lady Travels Society! They are funny and meddle into things they probably shouldn't, but they are so enjoyable to watch. I'm excited to see what antics the Lady Travelers get into next!!
Noire 24 days ago
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Lady Travelers Guide To Deception With An Unlikely Earl is the third novel in Victoria Alexander’s Lady Travelers Society series. There are also three Novellas and I do recommend reading them all. Firstly ... Poppy Gwen and Effie are back and they get to go on the trip this time so I was very happy for them. The intrepid heroine in this tale is Sidney Althea Gordon Honeywell Effie’s honorary niece, who supports herself by writing stories based on her grandmother’s journals of her trips to Egypt. Sidney uses the pen name Mrs. Gordon ...a widow because as an unmarried young lady she would not be permitted to have the kind of adventures she writes about and although she never intended such her stories have been published as memoirs not fiction. Harold Armstrong (Harry) has spent the last 20 years in Egypt. He returned to England after the death of one of his travel partners because he much to his surprise inherited the title of Earl of Brenton. His attempts to publish his memoirs have met with abject failure so he is incensed the Mrs. Gordon aka Queen of the Desert is very successful at writing about Egypt when he is positive that she’s never been there. A challenge is issued and in order to preserve her livelihood Sidney sets sail for Egypt with Poppy, Gwen and Effie, Harry who is pretending to be the Earls nephew and a reporter to document it all. The adventures that ensue will keep you up reading way past your bedtime. I enjoyed this book very much. Medium Steam. Publishing Date November 20, 2018 #NetGalley #TheLadyTravelersGuideToDeceptionWithAnUnlikleyEarl
Kat_B 24 days ago
I really enjoyed this one and laughed the entire was through it. Our intrepid main character, Sidney, is another strong female character, and her growth throughout the story is just as fun many of the other main characters that Ms. Alexander writes in previous books. The counter main character to Sidney, Harry, is also just as growth driven, for people grow and change in trying circumstances, and Harry is finding himself in many - not only because of Sidney and her naïve views of a world that he sees as dark and dangerous - but also because my three favorite sub-characters are travelling with them this time. I am looking forward to seeing what Effie, Gwen and Poppy do in upcoming books.
onemused 24 days ago
"The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl" follows Miss Sidney Honeywell, a famous author known for her stories of adventures in Egypt. She based them on her grandmother's journals and writes as Mrs. Gordon, a widow, for more repute. The world has come to believe that they were her own adventures and true stories, despite their outlandish nature. The paper who publishes them is not eager to let the truth out. However, now, an Earl has written letters challenging the veracity of her stories and alleging that she has made it all up (she has). However, the ladies of the Lady Travelers Society have responded to the letters and gotten Sidney into a pickle. She must travel to Egypt and prove to the Earl that the stories were real or never get a story published again. The Earl is supposedly sending his nephew, Harry Armstrong, an Egyptologist and want-to-be author in his stead. Through the strange inheritance laws, Harry Armstrong is the Earl, but he wishes not to use his title and so pretends to be his nephew. As Harry and Sidney travel to Egypt, both keeping up some level of farce, they must each keep up their ruse, with the added element of an eager, ambitious reporter hot on their tails- and the ladies of the Lady Travelers Society providing some comedy. As things in Egypt heat up between the couple, they also heat up in terms of adventure, giving the elements of Sidney's stories to real life. Overall, this is a really fun read with lots of comedy and fun- plus adventures and mystery. I really enjoyed it overall. In some ways, it felt similar to the Mummy movies in tone with a bit of tongue-in-cheek, comedy, adventure, and historical elements. The characters didn't feel totally real to me but had some elements of caricatures where their personalities were taken to extremes and not fully fleshed out. Harry and Sidney were a little more developed, and regardless, it certainly didn't keep me from liking them (I definitely enjoyed our leading couple!). This was a really fun read, and I would love to read more from this series. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.